CRC 1316 Transient Atmospheric Plasmas: From Plasmas to Liquids To Solids

A1 A2 A3 A4 A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 B1 B2 B4 B5 B7 B8 B11 B12 B13 B14 B15 INF MGK PR

A9: A kinetic chemistry model for atmospheric pressure plasmas

Principal Investigators: A. Gibson, R.P. Brinkmann


Brinkmann, Ralf Peter
(Principal Investigator)

Kemaneci, Efe
(External consultant)

He, Youfan



Atmospheric pressure plasma sources exhibit unique, electron-driven chemical kinetics at low gas temperatures. Plasma-chemical reaction pathways in these systems involve a large number of both gas and surface reactions. The rates of individual reactions are strongly influenced by parameters such as the gas and surface temperature and the electron kinetics. This project seeks to study the influence of these parameters on the overall plasma-chemical kinetics occurring in plasma jets and surface confined discharges produced in (He)/N2/O2, He/Ar/CO2, and (He)/N2/H2 mixtures. This will be achieved be extending the global model and gas phase reaction kinetics developed in this project in the first period by the addition of new modules for surface chemical kinetics, gas and surface temperature calculations and a flexible treatment of the electron kinetics.


  • Vibrational kinetics in repetitively pulsed atmospheric pressure nitrogen discharges: average-power-dependent switching behaviour
    H L Davies, V Guerra, M van der Woude, T Gans, D O'Connell, A R Gibson
    Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 32, 014003 (2023)
  • State enhanced actinometry in the COST microplasma jet
    D Steuer, H van Impel, A R Gibson, V Schulz-von der Gathen, M Böke, J Golda
    Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 31, 10LT01 (2022)
  • A zero-dimensional model of atmospheric-pressure plasma jet in binary and ternary mixtures of oxygen and nitrogen with helium background
    Y. He, P. Preissing, D. Steuer, M. Klich, V. Schulz-von der Gathen, M. Böke, I. Korolov, J. Schulze, V. Guerra, R. P. Brinkmann, E. Kemaneci
    Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 30, 105017 (2021)
  • A numerical analysis of a microwave induced coaxial surface wave discharge fed with a mixture of oxygen and hexamethyldisiloxane for the purpose of deposition
    E. Kemaneci, F. Mitschker, J. Benedikt, D. Eremin, P. Awakowicz, R. P. Brinkmann
    Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 28, 115003 (2019)


  • Sebastian Wilczek, PhD thesis - 09/2018
    A kinetic chemistry model for atmospheric pressure plasmas
  • Ryan Thomas Nguyen-Smith, Master thesis - 03/2018
    Comparison of spatially resolved ozone absorption spectroscopy with zero dimensional simulations
  • Youfan He, PhD thesis - ongoing
    A kinetic chemistry model for atmospheric pressure plasmas
  • Youfan He, Master thesis - 05/2019
    Zero-dimensional numerical simulations of low-pressure inductive discharges and atmospheric-pressure plasma jets
  • Ruyi Chen, Master thesis - 07/2022
    Simulation of dielectric barrier discharges for medical applications
  • Guanxiang Ding, Bachelor thesis - 04/2023
    Charged particle kinetics in repetitively pulsed atmospheric pressure plasmas
  • Carrie Tso, Master thesis - 07/2023
    Dissociation of carbon-containing molecules in atmospheric pressure plasma sources

Further reading

  • Global (volumeaveraged) model of inductively coupled chlorine plasma: Influence of Cl wall recombination and external heating on continuous plasmas
    E. Kemaneci, E. Carbone, J.-P. Booth, W. Graef, J. van Dijk, and G. Kroesen
    Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 23, 045002 (2014)
  • A computational analysis of the vibrational levels of molecular oxygen in low-pressure stationary and transient radio-frequency oxygen plasma,
    E. Kemaneci, J-P. Booth, P. Chabert, J. van Dijk, T. Mussenbrock, and R-P. Brinkmann,
    Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 25, 025025 (2016)