Donnerstag, 19. Januar 2017

Prof. van der Mullen wird Workshop an der RUB halten

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Vom 06. bis 09.02.2017 wird Joost van der Mullen, emeritierter Professor der Technische Universiteit Eindhoven einen Workshop zum Thema "Plasma Characterization and classification using the method of disturbed Bilateral Relations" an der Ruhr-Universität Bochum halten, zu dem alle SFB-Mitglieder und Interessierten herzlich eingeladen sind. Prof. van der Mullen ist auch nach seiner Emeritierung weiterhin aktiv in der Forschung tätig und derzeit an der Universiteit Antwerpen an der Fakultät für Chemie beschäftigt. Sein Workshop wird voraussichtlich von 09 bis 17 Uhr in ID/03/653 stattfinden.
Ein Abstract zum Programm des Workshops finden Sie unten.

Anmeldungen nimmt SFB-Sekretärin Anja Mersdorf (mersdorf@aept.rub.de) bis zum 25.1. entgegen.






Plasma Characterization and classification using the method of
disturbed Bilateral Relations.
Joost van der Mullen

The aim of this lecture-block is to provide a common basis for engineers, experimentalists, theoreticians and users of plasma sources. This will be done by presenting a plasma classification/characterization tool based on the many aspects of equilibrium departures in plasmas. This leitmotiv is chosen because non-equilibrium is the essential reason behind the success of high-tech plasmas physics. Plasmas can generate large fluxes of photons and radicals but these effluxes will create deviations from the equilibrium.

To find our way in the wilderness of plasma features and sources we will use the method of disturbed Bilateral Relations (dBR), which relates equilibrium disturbing to equilibrium restoring mechanisms. In that way it generates validity-criteria and predicts trends in the deviations from equilibrium. The basic idea of the dBR method is that “equilibrium” has many features, which can be described by specifying the underlying balances of (de)excitation ionization/recombination, absorption/emission etc.. Equilibrium-departure has also many aspects. This can be caused by the efflux of heat, photons and/or (charged) particles.

Several different types of plasmas will be dealt with in various case studies. The tight relation between the (simplified) theory and spectroscopy will be highlighted. Apart from passive spectroscopy (Optical Emission Spectroscopy) we will also give examples of active (laser) spectroscopy like Thomson scattering.
The use of complicated formulas is avoided; the number of equations will be limited.

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