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The GEC will host four all day workshops on Monday October 10th, 2016.

Workshop 1: Future Challenges in Plasma Physics, Uwe Czarnetzki et al.
Workshop 2: Plasma Kinetics, Toshiaki Makabe et al.
Workshop 3: Pulsed high power plasmas for the synthesis of nanostructured thin films, Peter Awakowicz, Ante Hecimovic et al.
Workshop 4: Electrification of the chemical industry, Richard van de Sanden, David Graves et al.

Venue: Veranstaltungszentrum RUB

These workshops are designed to address current impactful focus areas in plasma science. Interested participants should contact the workshop organizer. Each workshop will feature 7-8 invited speakers and will conclude with a roundtable session. Each workshop roundtable will include discussion of the technical content as well as ways the GEC community may make future research contributions to advance this area of science.

Workshop 1: Future Challenges in Plasma Physics

All presentations: 20 min = 15 min (talk) + 5 min (discussion)

13.00 – 13.10 Welcome, Uwe Czarnetzki (Ruhr-University Bochum)

Session I, Chair: Bill Graham
13.10 – 13.30 Gerrit Kroesen (TU Eindhoven), "Plasma regimes: An exploration of physics challenges"
13.30 – 13.50 Pascal Chabert (Ecole Polytechnique), "What could be the role of numerical simulations in our field?"
13.50 – 14.10 Igor Kaganovich (Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory), "Overview of Report on Frontiers of Plasma Science Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Fusion Energy Sciences"
14.10 – 14.30 Luís Alves (Instituto Superior Técnico), "Low-temperature plasmas: old drives, new directions"

14.30 – 15.00 Coffee break

Session II, Chair: Gerrit Kroesen
15.00 – 15.20 Bill Graham (Queen's University Belfast), "Is there any new plasma physics to be found in low temperature plasmas?"
15.20 – 15.40 Peter Bruggeman (University of Minnesota), "Key scientific questions on the path to saving the world with plasmas: A personal perspective"
15.40 – 16.00 Michel Bonitz (CAU Kiel), "When a solid meets a plasma - challenges for theory"
16.00 – 16.20 Thomas Sunn Pedersen (Max-Planck-Institute for Plasma Physics), "From low to high - plasma physics at the edge of fusion plasmas"

16.20 - 16.35 Short break

Session III, Chair: Peter Bruggeman
16.35 – 16.55 Masaru Hori (Nagoya University), "Challenge towards controlling atomic level interactions of plasma with surfaces"
16.55 – 17.15 Yi-Kang Pu (Tsinghua University), "Role of education in advancing plasma science"
17.15 – 17.45 Mark Kushner (University of Michigan), "The path forward: Summary and Discussion"

Workshop 2: Plasma Kinetics

"New directions of charged particle kinetics in low temperature plasmas"
- more precision, more exploration, more discovery -

Organizing committee
Prof. Satoshi Hamaguchi (Osaka Univ, Osaka)
Prof. Ralf Brinkmann (RUB, Bochum),
Prof. Ronald White (James Cook Univ, Townsville)
Prof. Zoran Petrovic (IOP, Belgrade)
Dr. Peter Ventzek (Tokyo Electron America, Austin)
Prof. Toshiaki Makabe (Keio Univ, Tokyo)

Workshop purpose
This workshop will address modeling of charged particle kinetics in low-temperature plasmas focusing on techniques associated with the Boltzmann equation. A small number of specialists in the development of theoretical and numerical methods for the solution of collisional kinetic equations will come together to discuss the current developments in the field and its role in low-temperature plasmas. An outcome will be a vision for future directions in the quest for more precise methods leading to new physics.

Keynote speaker (60 min talk including discussion):
Professor Emeritus, Helge R. Skullerud (Trondheim Univ. of Technol.), "Developments in the kinetic theories of ion and electron swarms in the 1960's and 70's"

Schedule for the workshop sessions:
Session I, Chair, Prof. Satoshi Hamaguchi (Osaka University, Osaka)
11:00-11:30, (1) Prof. Ronald White (JCU, Townsville), "Challenge for more precise e- and ion-transport in gases and liquids"
11:30-12:00, (2) Dr. G.J.M.Hagelaar (Univ. of Toulouse, Toulouse), "Effect of Coulomb collisions on low temperature plasma characteristics"
12:00-13:30, Lunch break

Session II, Chair, Prof. Zoran Petrovic (Institute of Physics, Belgrade),
13:30-14:30, (3) Keynote: Professor Emeritus, Helge R. Skullerud (Trondheim Univ. of Technol.) "Developments in the kinetic theories of ion and electron swarm in the 1960's and 70's - in retrospect"
14:30-15:00, (4) Dr. Sasa Dujko (IOP Belgrade), "Kinetic and fluid descriptions of charged particle swarms in gases and nonpolar fluids: Theory and applications"

15:00-15:30, Coffee break

Session III, Chair, Dr. Peter Ventzek (Tokyo Electron America, Austin),
15:30-16:00, (5) Dr. Jens Oberrath (Leuphana Univ., Lüneburg), "Kinetic modeling of active plasma resonance spectroscopy"
16:00-16:30, (6) Dr. Lee Chen (Tokyo Electron America, Austin), "Paradigm shifts in plasma processing and application of fundamental kinetics to problems targeting 5 nm technology device technology"

16:30-17:00, Final discussion with participants

Workshop 3: Pulsed high power plasmas for the synthesis of nanostructured thin films

Organizing committee
Peter Awakowicz, Ante Hecimovic

Workshop purpose
The driving force behind this Workshop is to discuss latest findings in the field of HiPIMS. HiPIMS is a cutting edge PVD technology used for deposition of thin films with advanced properties. Focus of the workshop will be on properties of the HiPIMS plasma and on the thin film growth process under a high ion flux irradiation. In particular the correlation of plasma characteristics to thin film performance will be addressed. The talks will encompass all aspects of the HiPIMS process, from plasma diagnostic and plasma modelling, to the growth processes at the substrate.

Schedule / Invited speakers (each talk, 30 min including discussion)
11.00 Arutiun Ehiasarian (Sheffield Hallam University, UK), High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering - the Age of Adolescence
11.30 Diederik Depla (Ghent University, Belgium), Lessons from modelling DC reactive magnetron sputtering for HIPIMS users
12.00 Lunch
13.30 Grzegorz Greczynski (Linköping University, Sweden), Synchronized metal-ion irradiation as a way to control growth of transition-metal nitride alloy films during hybrid HIPIMS/DCMS co-sputtering
14.00 Kostas Sarakinos (Linköping University, Sweden), Control of nanoscale atomic arrangement in multicomponent thin films by temporally modulated vapour fluxes
14.30 Coffee break
15.00 Tiberiu Minea (University Paris Sud, France), What can we learn about HiPIMS process from the multidimensional plasma modeling?
15.30 Christian Maszl (Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany), Localized travelling ionization zones and their importance for the HiPIMS process
16.00 Nikolay Britun (University of Mons, Belgium), Visualizing the ground state particle dynamics in HiPIMS discharges
16.30 Concluding remarks

Workshop 4: Electrification of the chemical industry

Organizing committee
Richard van de Sanden, David Graves et al.
10:00 - 12:30 Session I.
10:00 Intro David Graves (UC Berkeley) and Richard van de Sanden (DIFFER, TU/e)
10:15 “The benchmark: Electrochemistry and fuel production”, Ming Chen (DTU Kopenhagen, Denmark)
10:55 “Plasma as power transfer medium”, Gerard van Rooij, CO2 plasma activation (DIFFER)
11:35 “Nonequilibrium kinetics in N2 and CO2”, Vasco Guerra (IST, Portugal)

12:15 - 13:30 lunch break

13:30 - 15:30 Session II
13:30 “Fusion farming, fossil free fertilizer on the farm by Nitrogen fixation”, Rune Ingels (N2 Applied AS, Oslo)
14:10 “Direct decarbonization of methane by thermal plasma for the co synthesis of carbon black and hydrogen”, Laurent Fulcheri (Paris tech, France)

14:50 - 15:20 coffee break

15:20 - 16:40 session III
16:00 “Advanced control of cold atmospheric plasmas”, Ali Mesbah (UC Berkeley)
16:40 “Plasmabased Synthesis of Nitrogenoxid - Enabler for CO2-free Fertilizer Production”, Jürgen Lang (Evonik, Germany)

16:40 Closure of workshop