Plathinium 2019

The research of EP2 was presented at the Plathinium conference in Antibes with two poster contributions on HiPIMS systems and a plenary talk on plasma in liquids.



Goldener Rotstift für Lehrteam EP2 für die Klausurkorrektur "Physik I für Chemiker"

Die Fachschaft Chemie verlieh den "goldenen Rotstift" für die schnellste Korrektur an das Lehrteam von EP2 für die Korrektur der Klausur Physik I für Chemiker, Biochemiker und Geowissenschaftler des Wintersemesters 2018/19.

Es fehlen die anderen Korrekteure Volker Schulz-von der Gathen, Wolfgang Breilmann, Mike Wilbert, Jannis Kostrzewa, Mathews George, Laura Chauvet, Beatrix Biskup, Julian Held, Sascha Monjé-Thiemann und Marc Böke, der das Team auch koordiniert hat.


ISPC 24 in Naples

Between June 11th and 14th, the 24th International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry took place in Naples, Italy. A group of seven peole from the CRC 1316 as well as from the SFB-TR 87 joined the meeting. An honour was given to Achim von Keudell, who had a plenary talk on High power impulse magnetron sputtering – extreme plasmas for extreme materials. Further, Marc Böke had a talk on Separated effects of plasma species and post- treatment on the properties of barrier layers on polymers and Patrick Preissing presented his work on NO production in the COST Reference Microplasma Jet and a dielectric barrier discharge measured by means of Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF). Moreover, five poster presentations were given by this group.


International Workshop on Microplasmas in Kyoto 5/2019

This year, the 10th edition of the International Workshop on Microplasmas took place in Kyoto. The scope of the workshop are the generation/sources of microplasmas, modelling, and applications (material processing, biomedical material treatments, environmental devices etc.). Around 70 participants from all over the world joined the meeting. A group of nine people from Bochum, especially from the CRC 1316 joined the conference. Finally, two oral presentations and six poster presentations were given by them.

An oral presentation was held by Sebastian Dzikowski from project A6 from the CRC 1316 with the title "Initial ignition behavior of a micro cavity plasma array (MCPA)". Moreover, an invited talk was given by Dr. Volker Schulz-von der Gathen from the CRC with the title "Micro cavity plasma array devices: From first ignition to continuous operation".


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.