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Special Issue "Recent Advances in Plasma Technology and Applications"
A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Physics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 September 2021) | Viewed by 9204
Special Issue Editors
Interests: laser–plasma interaction; plasma spectroscopy; inertial confinement fusion
Interests: spectroscopy; cultural heritage; forensic analysis; industrial diagnostics; environment
Special Issue Information
Plasma physics is often associated with the investigation of matter in the conditions needed to build a fusion reactor, which would be a green and unlimited power source for the future. However, many objects that we use in everyday life involve the use of plasmas, and new plasma-based applications are regularly being proposed.
Often, these objects make use of plasmas obtained by electrical discharge or laser ablation, and are much colder than typical multi-keV, fully ionized fusion plasmas; these plasmas, usually called low-temperature plasmas, are only partially ionized and typically have a temperature of a few eV. Applications of low-temperature plasmas include fluorescent Ar or Ne lamps, plasma treatment in the manufacturing industry to clean or enhance the adhesion of surfaces, plasma etching and coating deposition in electronics, material processing such as cutting and welding, techniques for the sterilization of tools or cauterization of wounds in medicine and rocket propulsion in the aerospace industry.
Other promising applications relying on laser–plasma interactions are for example the determination of material composition by analyzing its laser-induced plasma emission (LIBS technique), the synthesis of nanoparticles by pulsed laser ablation in liquid or in gas, the acceleration of particle bunches to relativistic energy for hadronic therapy in cancer patients and the realization of plasma-based X-ray or g-ray sources.
All the above topics, a field of research which is certainly rich and fascinating, are relevant to the present Special Issue, which aims to give an overview of recent advances in the field.
We welcome both original research papers and review papers in this field, believing that this issue can be an excellent opportunity for researchers in plasma physics to present new experimental results, propose new ideas for applications and discuss recent advances.
Dr. Gabriele Cristoforetti
Prof. Vincenzo Palleschi
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