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Plasma research at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum

The success of a dedicated business location competing with industrialised countries on the global market is essentially determined by its potential to successfully transform high-tech scientific research into marketale products. The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is a powerful partner for the local industry in many technologically relevant areas. Our research is an important source for new developments and ideas for those companies.

One important field of research with a high innovation potential is the plasma technology. It is the key technology of the 21st century. Applications can be found in nearly every industrial branch. They range from semiconductor industry and micro machining over refining technical surfaces on the nanometer scale up to specialized light sources or the switching of high currents.

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum belongs to the leading and well accepted research centres in the field of plasma technology. Within this field of research the Ruhr-Universität Bochum possesses a unique selling proposition. Cooperations with partners in the Netherlands, Switzerland, France and Japan underline the competence and the acceptance of the plasma research performed here in Bochum. The focus on the technologically highly relevant non-equilibrium plasmas is the basis for existing and new insutrial cooperations.

University-wide more than nine institutes and research groups with more than 150 employees concentrate on the following research topics:

- Plasma technology for biomedical applications
- Plasma process development and control
- Nano particles and plasma driven light sources
- New types of plasma sources (ICP, VHF, Jets)
- Plasma treatment of plastics to enhance diffusion properties
- Plasma diagnostics and process monitoring
- Atmospheric micro plasmas
- Plasma Modelling
- Plasmas for ecological power generation

Research Department Plasmas with Complex Interactions*

The Research Department “Plasmas with Complex Interactions” explores currently unknown scientific areas which are characterised by the complex interactions of plasmas with the media into which they are embedded and by their interactions with the bounding structures and materials, respectively. The Research Department carries plasma techniques and methods well beyond their traditional limits by exploring the interfaces to solid state physics, materials science, chemistry, biology and astronomy. The RD has four sections:

- Low temperature Plasmas and Microplasmas
- High Energy Plasma and Astrophysics
- Weakly magnetized technological plasmas
- Modelling, Theory and Computational Plasma Physics

More detailed information can be found at Research Profile

This flyer informs about the Research Departments of the Ruhr-University Bochum and the research topics within the Research Department of Neuroscience*.
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Applied Competence Cluster (ACC) "Plasma Technology"

The Applied Competence Cluster (ACC) "Plasma Technology" is the direct link between technologically relevant research within the research department and the founding of a new company "Zentrum Plasmatechnik Ruhr (ZPTR) GmbH" and the CoE "Plasma Science and Technology". The ZPTR GmbH operates as a technological service provider visibly in the B2B-market. It offers competent services in the field of plasma technology for the local small and medium-sized businesses.
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PostGraduate School: MHD Dynamos in Laboratory and Astrophysical Plasmas
The one-week school is part of the Research Unit FOR 1048 training activities and will be held at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, February 15 - 19, 2010.
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Kick-off meeting Applied Competence Cluster
Das ACC Plasma Technology fokussiert auf die Evaluierung und den Transfer erfolgversprechender Technologien und Methoden auf dem Gebiet der Plasmatechnik in industrierelevante Anwendungen. Das Know-how wird in neun Professuren und ihren Arbeitsgruppen im Center of Plasma Science and Technology und seiner Ausgründung PAC erarbeitet.
Die Eröffnungsveranstaltung des ACC Plasma Technology findet gemeinsam mit dem ACC Terahertz am 22. Februar 2010 ab 9:00 im ICN 03/95 an der RUB statt.
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Projektwoche "In unbekannte Welten schauen" in den Osterferien 2010 (German only)
Physik erleben können Schülerinnen und Schüler der Klassen 8 und 9 in den kommenden Osterferien in der RUB: Dann bietet die Fakultät für Physik und Astronomie der RUB gemeinsam mit dem Alfried Krupp-Schülerlabor zum 16. Mal die beliebte Projektwoche „In unbekannte Welten schauen“ an. Workshops und Experimente zu den Themen „Farben des Lichts“, „Physik in der Medizin“, „Solarzellen“ und „Welt des Magnetismus“ finden vom 29. März bis 1. April statt.
Saturday Morning Physics: Physik der Sonne - Solar Flares im Laboratorium (German only)
Am 27. Februar wird Prof. Dr. Henning Soltwisch (AG Experimentalphysik V im RD Plasma) im Rahmen der "Saturday Morning Physics"-Veranstaltungsreise im Museum Bochum von 11:00 - 13:00 Uhr einen Vortrag halten über "Physik der Sonne: Solar Flares im Laboratorium".
Interessierte sind herzlich willkommen!
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Last update: 18.02.2010 | For any questions please contact rd-plasma at ruhr-uni-bochum dot de