ISPC 24 in Naples

The EP2 group visits the International Plasma Chemistry Conference in Naples and contributes to the program with one plenary and one oral presentation, as well as with 5 posters.


International Workshop on Microplasmas in Kyoto 5/2019

Several projects of the SFB 1316 presented their reseach at the International Workshop on Microplasmas in Kyoto in May 2019 as two oral and six poster presentations. 


Frontiers conference in Bad Honnef

Between May 12th and May 16th, 2019, the 13th Frontiers in Low-Temperature in Plasma Diagnostics and 1st Frontiers in Low-Temperature Plasma Simulations was held in the Physikzentrum in Bad Honnef.

In detail, five poster presentations and four oral presentations were given by members of both SFBs. 


German Physical Society Meeting in Munich 3/2019

From 17thuntil 22ndMarch 2019 the annual DPG spring meeting was held at the Technische Universität München. Scientists from the research fields plasma physics, matter and cosmos and laser physics from all over Germany discussed their recent results. The EP2 group attended the conference with 4 presentations and 5 posters.

One afternoon the group visited the Forschungszentrum Garching. Here, they attended interesting tours at the Tokamak fusion device ASDEX as well at the neutral beam injection system ELISE. Moreover, they had a lab tour at the low- temperature gas conversion group. 

Besides the scientific program, the Bochumer PhDs enjoyed the social events such as physics slam or the public evening talk about the origin of the universe.

All in all, it was a good conference with fruitful discussions and networking to the other German plasma scientists.



Bad Honnef Summer School 2018

The Bad Honnef School 2018 just finished last week in Bad Honnef. Olivier Guaitella and Anne Bourdon from LPP in Paris organized this years edition with a thorough program on the basics of low temperature plasma physics. More details here



SFB 1316 Summer Retreat

Between July 11 and July 13, 2018, the first project meeting of the CRC 1316 took place in Kerkrade. Nearly 40 participants joined the event at the Abtei Hotel Rolduc during the three days. As a special guests Prof. Luís L. Alves and Dr. Antonio Tejero Del Caz presented the LisbOn KInetics (LOKI) computational tool. At the first day, a special PhD activity took place, followed by two days intensive scientific discussions with all participants.


3rd funding phase of the SFB TR 87 granted

High Performance Plasmas for the Deposition of Functional Coatings

The group participates in this consortium with three projects on the plasma physics of HiPIMS, elementary surface processes in magnetron sputtering and polymer treatment, and the deposition of permeation barriers and membranes.


Extreme Plasmas for Extreme Materials

On May 19th, Prof. von Keudell gave a presentation on HiPIMS Plasma Science at the 2018 TEDxRuhrUniversityBochum event.


DPG Erlangen

Conference Visit of EP2

The group joined the DPG Erlangen with 5 oral contributions and 1 poster contribution.

Timeline Plasmaforschung

Geschichte der Plasmaphysik

Übersichtsposter der AG Kersten aus Kiel

Julia Cipo und Holger Kersten von der Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel haben an ausgewählten Persönlichkeiten der Plasmaphysik einige, historische Meilensteine der Plasmaforschung zusammengestellt. Diese lesenswerte Zusammenstellung kann man finden unter:

Saturday Morning Physics

Der Franck-Hertz Versuch - mit der Plasmaphysik die Ursprünge der Quantenphysik entdecken

Die Quantenphysik ist die erfolgreichste Theorie in der Physik. Sie nahm ihren Anfang bei dem Versuch Atome und ihre Wechselwirkung mit Licht zu verstehen. Gerade am Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts spielten dabei Plasmen eine wichtige Rolle als Experimentierwerkzeug. Der so genannte Franck-Hertz Versuch bildet dabei eines der elementaren Experimente. In diesem Vortrag von Prof. von Keudell soll die Anfangszeit der Entwicklung der Quantenphysik beleuchtet werden, bei der sich unser Verständnis der Natur auf sehr grundlegende Art und Weise gewandelt hat. Insbesondere wird thematisiert, dass sich die Sicht der Physiker auf Atome von der Darstellung in Schule und Öffentlichkeit unterscheidet .