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Title: The 2017 Plasma Roadmap: Low temperature plasma science and technology

Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics published the first Plasma Roadmap in 2012 consisting of the individual perspectives of 16 leading experts in the various sub-fields of low temperature plasma science and technology. The 2017 Plasma Roadmap is the first update of a planned series of periodic updates of the Plasma Roadmap. The continuously growing interdisciplinary nature of the low temperature plasma field and its equally broad range of applications are making it increasingly difficult to identify major challenges that encompass all of the many sub-fields and applications. This intellectual diversity is ultimately a strength of the field. The current state of the art for the 19 sub-fields addressed in this roadmap demonstrates the enviable track record of the low temperature plasma field in the development of plasmas as an enabling technology for a vast range of technologies that underpin our modern society. At the same time, the many important scientific and technological challenges shared in this roadmap show that the path forward is not only scientifically rich but has the potential to make wide and far reaching contributions to many societal challenges.
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  1. The Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH (United States). Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  2. Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (United States). Department of Physics and Astronomy
  3. University of Antwerp (Belgium). Department of Chemistry, Research Group PLASMANT
  4. Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (United States). Department of Mechanical Engineering
  5. Stanford Plasma Physics Laboratory, Stanford University, Stanford, CA (United States)
  6. Alma Mater Studiorum-Universita di Bologna (Italy)
  7. Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany). Institute for Plasma and Atomic Physics
  8. Group Multiscale Dynamics, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), Amsterdam (Netherlands); Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands). Department of Applied Physics
  9. University of Illinois, Urbana, IL (United States). Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  10. University of Bari Aldo Moro (Italy). Department of Biosciences, Biotechnologies and Biopharmaceutics
  11. Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States). Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  12. Osaka University (Japan). Center for Atomic and Molecular Physics
  13. Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (United States). Department of Chemistry
  14. Nagoya University (Japan). Plasma Nanotechnology Research Center
  15. Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), Princeton University, Princeton, NJ (United States)
  16. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (United States). Department of Mechanical Engineering
  17. Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States). Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  18. The Open University, Milton Keynes (United Kingdom). Department of Physical Sciences
  19. University of Orleans (France). Institut de Combustion, Aerothermique, Reactivite et Environnement (ICARE),CNRS
  20. Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY (United States). Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  21. Greifswald University, Ferdinand-Sauerbruch-Strasse (Germany). Department for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  22. Toyohashi University of Technology (Japan). Department of Environmental and Life Sciences, Graduate School of Engineering
  23. University of Poitiers, CNRS-ENSMA, Bd Curie (France). PPRIME institute
  24. CSIRO Manufacturing (Australia)
  25. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Food Safety and Intervention Technologies Research Unit, Eastern Regional Research Center, Wyndmoor, PA (United States)
  26. Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD (United States). Department of Material Science and Engineering, and Institute for Electronics and Applied Physics
  27. University of Belgrade, Pregrevica (Serbia). Institute of Physics
  28. Universit de Toulouse, CNRS, INPT, UPS (France). LAPLACE (Laboratoire Plasma et Conversion d Energie)
  29. Tsinghua University, Beijing (China). Department of Engineering Physics
  30. Applied Materials Inc., Sunnyvale, CA (United States)
  31. The University of Shiga Prefecture (Japan). Department of Electronic Systems Engineering
  32. Tohoku University (Japan)
  33. Laboratory of Plasma Physics, route de Saclay (France)
  34. University College London (United Kingdom). Department of Physics and Astronomy
  35. The University of Tokyo (Japan). Department of Advanced Materials Science, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences
  36. Dublin City University (Ireland). School of Physical Sciences and NCPST
  37. Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands). Department of Applied Physics; Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research (DIFFER), Eindhoven (Netherlands)
  38. University of Limoges (France)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0001319; SC0016053
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Physics. D, Applied Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 50; Journal Issue: 32; Journal ID: ISSN 0022-3727
IOP Publishing
Research Org:
Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
Country of Publication:
United States
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