Vol. 21, No. 1
Symposium on Plasma Chemistry (ISPC)
2-6 August 1999,
Prague, Czech Republic
The ISPC is a biennial international conference, the last conference
having been held in Beijing in 1997. The ISPC encompasses the whole
area of plasma chemistry. Topics will range from the basic physics and
chemistry of thermal and low-pressure plasmas to industrial processes,
processing techniques, and equipment. The conference should enable the
exchange of information and ideas between plasma chemistry basic/applied
researchers and industrial practitioners of plasma-processing technology.
The ISPC will consist of a five-day Symposium incorporating a Plasma
Equipment Exhibition, preceded by a threeday Summer School on plasma
chemistry and followed by a oneday Workshop on Industrial Applications
of Plasma Processing.
The 14th International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry will be held
in Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, 2-6 August 1999. The Symposium
will consist of plenary lectures covering the entire field, a series
of parallel oral sessions (with invited and contributed papers), and
poster sessions. The whole field of plasma chemistry and plasma processing,
both in thermal and low-pressure plasmas, will be covered. The subjects
will range from the fundamental studies of these plasmas to applications
and engineering of plasma technologies.
The list of topics is preliminary; the final list will be given
in the second announcement.
- Basic physical and chemical processes in plasmas
- Modelling and diagnostics of plasmas
- Plasma generation
- Plasma-particle interaction
- Plasma-surface interaction
- Plasma etching
- Plasma CVD
- Plasma synthesis
- Plasma spraying
- Plasma metallurgy
- Environmental application
- Industrial applications
The International Summer School on Plasma Chemistry to be held prior
to the Symposium, 29-31 July 1999, will consist of courses providing
an introduction to the fundamentals of plasma chemistry and the applications
of plasma processing. Two courses will be offered simultaneously, one
on low-pressure nonequilibrium plasmas and the other on thermal plasmas.
These courses are intended for students, scientists, engineers, and
managers who want an introduction to, or overview of, the subject or
better appreciation of the topics presented at the Symposium. There
will be a separate registration fee for the Summer School.
The workshop on Industrial Applications of Plasma Processing will
be held following the Symposium, 6-7 August 1999.
The workshop will focus on recent industrial applications,
developments, and concerns in thermal and low-pressure plasma processing.
The workshop will enable the exchange of ideas between researchers,
manufacturers, and end users. There will be a separate registration
fee for the workshop
A professional exhibition of equipment for plasma processing, diagnostics,
instrumentation, etc. will be held during the Symposium. Firms interested
in showing their products should contact the Local Organising Committee.
The Symposium Exhibition and Workshop will be held in the Congress
Centre of the Prague Hilton Hotel situated just at the boundary of the
old town. Accommodations will be available in the Hilton Hotel, at several
hotels in the vicinity, and in student hostels.