Plasma discharges are traditionally associated with a gaseous phase; however, discharges can be generated in all phases. Plasma discharges formed in liquids and interfacing with liquids represent an emerging and fast-growing field of research, not the least because they offer unique conditions that enable decontamination of pathogens, synthesis of nanostructures, and treatment of contaminated water. With the variety of discharge regimes and types of liquids comes a rich field of multiphase phenomena to be discovered, measured, modeled, and utilized. In this Special Topic, we explore this richness of relatively unexplored phenomena.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- Discharges in and interfacing with liquids
- Plasma phenomena at the liquid-plasma interface
- Synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials utilizing plasmas interfacing with liquids
- Tailoring plasma liquid-interactions for life sciences including medicine, environment, agriculture, food and energy
- Characterization / diagnostics / modeling of multiphase systems involving plasmas and liquids
- Laser-generated plasma in liquids
Prof. Annemie Bogaerts, head of PLASMANT, Department of Chemistry, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Prof. Peter Bruggeman, Professor and Associate Department Head, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, USA
Dr. Jean-Michel Pouvesle, Director of Research at CNRS, GREMI, CNRS/Université d’Orléans, France
Dr. Eric Robert, GREMI, CNRS/Université d’Orléans, France
Dr. Endre Szili, Future Industries Institute, University of South Australia, Australia
Submission and acceptance criteria:
Manuscripts considered for publication as Articles in Journal of Applied Physics are expected to meet the journal’s standard of acceptance, i.e. to report on original and timely results that significantly advance understanding in the current status of contemporary applied physics: material that is exclusively review in nature is not considered for publication. Manuscripts submitted for consideration in this Special Topic must meet the same criteria and will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process. The Editorial Team of Journal of Applied Physics will issue final decisions on the submitted manuscripts.
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