The 2017 Plasma Roadmap: Low temperature plasma science and technology

Igor Adamovich, Scott Baalrud, Anemie Bogaerts, P J Bruggeman, M Cappelli, Vittorio Colombo, Uwe Czarnetzki, Ute Ebert, John Eden, Pietro Favia, david Graves, Satoshi Hamaguchi, G Hieftje, Masaru Hori, Igor Kaganovich, Uwe Kortshagen, Mark J Kushner, Nigel Mason, S Mazouffre, Selma Mededovic ThagardH R Metelmann, A Mizuno, E Moreau, Anthony Murphy, B Niemira, G Oehrlein, Zoran Petrović, Leanne Pitchford, Yi Kang Pu, Shahid Rauf, O Sakai, Seiji Samukawa, Svetlana Starikovskaia, Jonathan Tennyson, K Terashima, Miles Turner, M C M van de Sanden, A Vardelle

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Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics published the frst Plasma Roadmap in 2012
consisting of the individual perspectives of 16 leading experts in the various sub-felds 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-felds and applications. This intellectual diversity is ultimately a strength of the field. The current state of the art for the 19 sub-felds 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.
Original languageEnglish
Article number323001
Number of pages46
JournalJournal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 14 Jul 2017


  • roadmap
  • low-temperature plasma
  • plasma
  • transport


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