01.08.2014 - GORDON RESEARCH CONFERENCE: PLASMA PROCESSING SCIENCE
The Gordon Research Conference "Plasma Processing Science: Many Scales, Many Applications, One Discipline" was held from July 27 - August 1, 2014 at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI (USA). Prof. Achim Von Keudell was Vice Chair, Postdoc Dr. Ante Hecimovic gave a talk about "Spokes, Instabilities and Self Organisation Phenomena in HiPIMS Discharges" and Jun.-Prof. Jan Benedikt about "Plasma-Cell Interaction: Can We Ever Understand and Control It?" .
The Plasma Processing Science Gordon Research Conference was held in conjunction with the Plasma Processing Science Gordon Research Seminar.
Plasma processing science, due to its intrinsic nonequilibrium nature, has been at the heart of many key enabling technologies and provided breakthrough solutions in areas of energy, human health, and environmental sustainability. The 2014 Gordon Research Conference on Plasma Processing Science featured a comprehensive program that highlights the most cutting edge scientific advances in plasma science and technology. It emphasized the common thread underlying all these applications that holds the promise to provide the knowledge base required to address future technological grand challenges. Fundamental science sessions focused on plasma physics and chemistry and their interaction on solid and liquid surfaces and for a wide range of applications, ranging from medicine, materials synthesis to energy production and storage. The conference brought together leaders in the field with junior investigators and graduate students. The special format of the Gordon Conferences, with programmed discussion sessions and ample time for informal gatherings in the afternoons and evenings, provided for a fertile atmosphere of brainstorming and creative thinking among the attendees.