Dear Colleague

The International Scientific Committee (ISC) and the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) would like to invite you to participate in the 9th International Workshop on Microwave Discharges: Fundamentals and Applications, from Monday 7th to Friday 11th, September 2015 (arrival on September 6th), which will take place in Cordoba (Spain).

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Conference Venue

The MD-9 Workshop will be held in the Ayre Hotel Cordoba, located just outside the city. The accommodation of the participants will be in the same place.

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General Information

The International Workshop "Microwave Discharges: Fundamentals and Applications" is a three year periodical meeting which is held by turns in Russia and other countries. The main purpose is to discuss recent achievements in the study of microwave plasmas, identify directions for future research and promote a close relationship among scientists from different countries.

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Conference Scope

The scientific program covers all modern aspects of microwave discharges connecting fundamental research and applications. The preliminary topics of the workshop are:

  • Methods of microwave plasma generation.
  • High and low pressure microwave discharges.
  • Continuous wave and pulsed microwave discharges.
  • Interaction of microwaves with plasma.
  • Discharge modeling and diagnosis.
  • Applications of microwave plasmas (surface treatment, etching, film deposition, growth of structures, ecology, improvement of burning processes, light sources, plasma medicine, analytical chemistry, etc).
Selected topics of closely-related gas discharge problems can also be discussed.

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The idea of holding of International Workshops on Microwave Discharges in the present format was first held in Zvenigorod (Russia) in 1994. It was decided to transform it into a periodical meeting. The International Scientific Committee was elected and the Constitution of the Workshop was accepted. The Constitution defines the principles of the Workshop. Part of them is that the Workshop should be held alternatively in Russia and other countries with the period of three years. It was decided to begin a numbering of Workshops line from the NATO ARW (1992) with the same name.

 Now the Workshop is the popular specialized conference in the field of microwave plasma physics and applications where the recent achievements and urgent problems in this promising area of science and technology are discussed.

 The calendar of past International Workshops was:

1992, May 11-15, NATO ARW Workshop, Vimeiro, Portugal. Director C.M. Ferreira.

1994, September 5-8, Zvenigorod, Russia. Chairman A.A. Rukhadze.

1997, April 20-25, Fontenvraud, France. Chairman J. Marec

2000, September 18-22, Zvenigorod, Russia. Chairman Yu.A. Lebedev

2003, July 08-12, Greifswald, Germany. Chairman A. Ohl

2006, September 11-15, Zvenigorod, Russia. Chairman Yu.A. Lebedev

2009, September 23-27, Hamana-Like, Japan, Chairman M. Kando

2012, September 10-14, Zvenigorod, Russia. Chairman Yu.A. Lebedev

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Talks and Paper Presentations

The program will consist of general lectures (35 min), topical lectures (20 min) and poster presentations. Parallel sections are not planned.

The International Scientific Committee (ISC) will select speakers to give general and topical lectures and for poster presentations. To allow the selection, one page abstract is required. Abstracts will be published in a booklet and will be handed out at the beginning of the Workshop.

Speakers are requested to submit an article at the start of the workshop. The Workshop proceedings will be refereed and published as a book or CD-ROM after the Workshop. The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) will send the proceedings to all registered participants immediately after publishing. For publishing an article in the proceedings it is necessary that at least one of the authors is registered and participates.

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