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Fundamentals of Plasma Material Interactions for Fusion and Industrial Applications

As part of ICOPS-SOFE 2011, a special one-day minicourse on Fundamentals of Plasma Material Interactions (PMI) for Fusion and Industrial Applications will be offered on Saturday June 25th. The mini course will be held at the Conference Venue Hotel (Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago). A group of international experts from academia and industry will provide a set of comprehensive lectures on plasma material interactions and their applications.
The aim of the mini-course is to provide a comprehensive introduction of plasma-material interactions with emphasis on fusion and industrial plasmas.  This mini-course will address rising interest in the area of plasma-material interactions and will in part introduce the breadth and depth of the subject in areas including: plasma-surface interactions in fusion edge plasmas, plasma processing of micro and nanoelectronics with industrial plasmas, biomaterials plasma treatments, plasma propulsion applications and other relevant areas where the plasma/material interface plays a crucial role in materials performance and behavior.  A unique aspect of this mini-course is to bring instructors that not only have an expertise in plasma-material interactions but also extensive experience both in PMI experiments and atomistic/multi-scale computational PMI modeling.  The course will uniquely describe the challenges of PMI experiments and computational modeling and the areas in which these two thrusts can complement each other.  The title of the course uses the concept of “industrial plasmas” to include all non-fusion areas where plasmas play a critical role on the modification and processing of materials.  This area has also included the use of both plasma and ion-beam interaction with advanced material surfaces modified at the nanoscale.  Therefore this course will also discuss recent progress on the role nanotechnology in the area of PMI both for fusion and industrial plasmas applications.
The course instructors include leading researchers in the areas of experimental and computational plasma-material interactions.  They include: Prof. David N. Ruzic from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Prof. Jean Paul Allain from Purdue University, Prof. Brian Wirth from University of Tennessee and Dr. Predrag Krstic from Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Who should attend:

The course is designed for students, engineers, and scientists from academia and industry. The instructors will provide both introductory and advanced coverage of PMI. NPSS students are encouraged to apply Phelps grant for meeting Minicourse expenses.

The Phelps Grant for attending ICOPS Minicourse

Course Outline
8:15-8:30                   Introduction and Overview, Prof. J.P. Allain
8:30-9:40                   Fundamentals of PMI, Instructor: Prof. D.N. Ruzic
9:40-10:40                 PMI in fusion devices, Prof. J.P. Allain
10:40-11:00               Break
11:00-Noon               PMI in industrial plasmas, Prof. D.N. Ruzic
Noon                           Lunch
13:00-14:20               Introduction to PMI computational science, Dr. Predrag Krstic
14:20-15:30               Multi-scale Modeling in fusion PMI, Prof. Brian Wirth
15:30-15:45               Break
15:45-16:15               Computational PMI of industrial plasmas, Prof. D.N. Ruzic
16:15-17:00               Progress in PMI Nanotechnology, Prof. J.P. Allain

Minicourse Registration Fees:

                 Before May 15        After May 15
           $500                          $600
Student            $250                          $350

To register online or by fax or mail go to the conference registration page and follow the instructions.

Mini-course Organizer:

Prof. Jean Paul Allain
Purdue University


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