Special Issue "Low Temperature Plasma Technologies and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: plasma technology; plasma diagnostics; plasma based synthesis and functionalization of materials; plasma chemistry
Low temperature plasmas are nowadays widely used for a variety of different applications ranging from the etching of microstructures and the deposition of thin films to the modification of surfaces and the synthesis of novel materials. It is mainly the strong non equilibrium character of low temperature plasmas that makes them a cutting edge technology in the field of material synthesis and material modification. In particular, the plasma based fabrication of nanomaterials have gained more and more attraction in the past years. Low temperature plasmas have been employed for the synthesis of nanoparticles, for the deposition of ultra-thin films, or more recently for the large scale production of graphene and graphene derivates like for example N-graphene. Last not least the flexibility of plasma based processes and in particular the possibility to combine different kind of plasma based processes make them also an ideal tool for the fabrication of nanocomposite materials.
However low temperature plasmas are rather complex systems and plasma based processes usually involve a “great zoo” of different charged and uncharged species which can all contribute to the properties of the resulting nanomaterials. Despite great advancements in the field of plasma based nanomaterial synthesis the details involved in this “plasma production process” are still far from being understood. To exploit the full potential of low temperature plasmas in this field requires the concentrated efforts from plasma physicists and material scientists and should combine experimental as well as theoretical approaches.
The plasma based synthesis and functionalization of nanomaterials is rapidly advancing, leading to discovery of new applications and materials and it is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this special issue. Full papers, research artiles, and reviews are welcome.
Dr. habil. Johannes Berndt
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- Low temperature plasmas
- Nanoparticles, nanomatertials, thin films
- Functionalisation and doping of surfaces
- Structuring of surfaces
- Plasma materials for future applications