CRC 1316 at the International Conference on Plasma Medicine
In the summer, Dr. Sebastian Burhenn and Steffen Schüttler, together with Sabrina Klopsch and Tim Dirks from the RUB Applied Microbiology group, visited the 9th International Conference on Plasma Medicine (ICPM9) in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Around 250 participants discussed the current state of plasmas in medicine. Topics ranged from "Plasma Agricultural Applications" to "Plasma-Liquid Interactions" to "Plasma-Based Decontamination and sterilisation" and much more.
Sebastian Burhenn gave a presentation in the section "Fundamentals of Atmospheric Plasma" on the "Influence of Humidity on OH Distribution in the COST Jet measured by Laser-Induced Fluorescence". Steffen Schüttler contributed to the section "Plasma-Liquid Interactions" with his talk on "Hydrogen peroxide production in water treated with a capillary plasma jet". Sabrina Klopsch and Tim Dirks presented a poster about their work in the field of plasma-driven biocatalysis.
CRC 1316 members on the ICPM9
Four research members of the CRC 1316 join the 9th International Conference on Plasma Medicine (ICPM9). Today, Sebastian Burhenn talked about the 'Impact of humidity on the OH distribution in the effluent of the COST-Jet measures by laser induced fluorescence'. Another highlight is the plenary talk of the CRC PI Julia Bandow on 'Plasma-driven biocatalysis: challenges and opportunities'.
ICOPS conference in Seattle
The 49th International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS) was held in Seattle from May 22 through May 26. It was one of the first conferences since the beginning of the COVID pandemic situation that was organized as a hybrid conference and partly held on site. It was nice to be back at a live conference getting in touch face to face with other researchers. More than 350 on site attendees visited the conference and more than 150 researchers joined the conference virtually. The conference venue was the Sheraton Grand Seattle located in Seattle Downtown. The scientific program reached out to wide varieties in the field of plasma physics covering topics such as basic phenomena in high temperature fusion plasmas or low temperature plasma jets up to the applications of different sources as for example in medicine, agriculture or for environmental purposes.
Beside the scientific program there were lots of things to discover around the area such as strolling at the famous Pike Place Market or going up the Space Needle to get a great view over the city and the 4392m high volcano Mount Rainier, if it does not hide itself in dense clouds. During the conference a spontaneous group event took place, exploring the night life of Seattle together with around 30 other researchers and the conference was eventually closed with a nice banquet.
Patrick Preissing, project B2
Visit of CRC 1316 students at Avantes
The participants of the lecture "Plasma Diagnostics" from this and previous semesters visited the company Avantes in Apeldoorn, NL on 3.6.22. The Dutch company is specialized in so called hand-held or USB spectrometers and related accessories. These spectrometers are popular for species identification but also for monitoring plasmas.
During the from the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy supported excursion, insights into the production and new developments were given in addition to further application possibilities. In two small workshops, current plasma-relevant diagnostics could be used live, namely Raman spectroscopy and laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIPS), which directly closed the circle to the lecture.
Students from the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy who are writing their theses as part of CRC 1316 participated in the trip.
Editors pick of a research paper of project B7 on experiment and modeling of in-liquid streamers
The paper: "Propagation of nanosecond plasmas in liquids—Streamer velocities and streamer lengths" Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A 40, 043003 (2022); had been selected as editors pick.