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Advancements in Low Temperature Plasmas

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Physics General".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 April 2024) | Viewed by 147

Special Issue Editors


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Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Juiz de Fora 36036-330, MG, Brazil
Interests: atmosphere; molecular physics; low temperature plasma; molecular dynamics; potential energy surfaces; molecular structure

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Departamento de Física, Faculdade de Ciências Exatas e da Engenharia, Universidade da Madeira, 9000-072 Funchal, Portugal
Interests: gas discharges; plasma physics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Plasma technologies are fundamental for numerous cutting-edge industries. Low-temperature plasma (LTP) represents highly non-equilibrium systems seeded by the energy deposited in a low-temperature gas from its interaction with free electrons under the influence of an external electric field. Such conditions enable the precise manipulation of temperature-sensitive materials at the atomic and molecular levels. Thus, LTPs have emerged as a versatile and interdisciplinary area of research with applications across various fields such as physics, chemistry, materials science, and engineering.

This Special Issue, ‘Advancements in Low-Temperature Plasmas', aims to explore the latest developments and breakthroughs in the generation, characterization, and applications of LTPs, and invites researchers, scientists, and engineers to share their cutting-edge research findings, methodologies, and practical applications in this dynamic field. Potential topics include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Physical models for electrons;
  • Swarm parameters and new data;
  • Collisions cross sections;
  • Multi-temperature models;
  • Solving the electronic Boltzmann equation;
  • Fluid models describing LTP;
  • Optical emissions in LT;
  • Technological applications of LTP;
  • Numerical strategies for modeling LTP;
  • Plasmo-chemical models;

Dr. Maikel Yusat Ballester
Prof. Dr. Mikhail S. Benilov
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Applied Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • low temperature plasmas
  • plasma diagnostics
  • plasma chemistry
  • plasma applications
  • plasma modeling
  • plasma sources
  • plasma interactions
  • plasma-assisted nanotechnology
  • energy conversion
  • plasma safety

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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