Our research interests

The breadth and scope of research in our field is well illustrated in the report of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA Plasma Science: Advancing Knowledge in the National Interest. Our research covers all areas of Plasma Science and Engineering: Low Temperature Plasma Science and Engineering, Basica Plasma Science, The Plasma Science of Magnetic Fusion, Plasma Physics at High Energy Density, Space and Astrophysical Plasmas, with a broad methodological approach ranging from theory and simulations to experiments, from fundamental science to engineering.

The research of the faculty members of the Scientific Area of Plasmas, Lasers and Nuclear Fusion is developed in the Institute of Plasmas and Nuclear Fusion at IST. In the website of IPFN you can learn about the many different projects developed at IST in this field. You can browse through the research interests of our faculty members in the faculty webpage and in the individual webpages of the faculty members. Some of the most recent publications of the faculty members are highlighted below. You can also check the news section to learn about the exciting developments pioneered by the faculty members of the the Scientific Area of Plasmas, Lasers and Nuclear Fusion.

Recent Publications

[view all publications in 2018 - 2020]
  • N2–H2 capacitively coupled radio-frequency discharges at low pressure: II. Modeling results: the relevance of plasma-surface interaction (2020) DOI
  • N2–H2 capacitively coupled radio-frequency discharges at low pressure. Part I. Experimental results: effect of the H2 amount on electrons, positive ions and ammonia formation (2020) DOI
  • Influence of N2 on the CO2 vibrational distribution function and dissociation yield in non-equilibrium plasmas (2020) DOI
  • Electron impact cross sections for carbon monoxide and their importance in the electron kinetics of CO2–CO mixtures (2020) DOI
  • Electron impact dissociation of CO2 (2020) DOI
  • Hypersonic transatmospheric and exoatmospheric vehicle design using the SUAVE tool (2020) DOI
  • CDSDv: A compact database for the modeling of high-temperature CO2 radiation (2020) DOI
  • High Temperature Applications Of New Vibrationally Specific Kinetics and Radiation Models For CO2 (2020) DOI
  • Qualification of the European Shock-Tube for High Enthalpy Research (2020) DOI
  • Controlling the non-linear optical properties of MgO by tailoring the electronic structure (2020) DOI
  • High-harmonic generation wave front dependence on a driving infrared wave front (2020) DOI
  • Quantum corrections to plasma kinetic equations: A deformation approach (2020) DOI
  • A limit-cycle model for internal transport barrier oscillations (2020) DOI
  • Exact conservative solutions of fluid models for the scrape-off layer as the ancestors of plasma blobs? (2020) DOI
  • Contribution of joint experiments on small tokamaks in the framework of IAEA coordinated research projects to mainstream fusion research (2020) DOI
  • Stationary ELM-free H-mode in ASDEX Upgrade (2020) DOI
  • 2D full-wave simulations of conventional reflectometry using 3D gyro-fluid plasma turbulence (2020) DOI
  • Study of secondary instability of precursor magnetic island in COMPASS density limit disruptions (2020) DOI
  • The impact of edge radial electric fields on edge–scrape-off layer coupling in the TJ-II stellarator (2020) DOI
  • Direct refractive index retrieval from interferometry measurements (2020) DOI