The multiscale challenge of pulsed discharges

(Please note the deviating time) Pulsed discharges play a key role not only in various lightning phenomena, but also in energy efficient plasma processing, plasma horticulture, plasma medicine and in high voltage technology where the replacement of the extreme green house gas SF6 is an urgent issue. I will identify the common ground of these phenomena, sketch briefly the experimental access and then elaborate on the inherently multiscale processes in space and time. I will end with discussing methods and surprising results of our fully three-dimensional discharge simulations with adaptive mesh refinement.

Date: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017 -
11:00 to 12:00
Location: 
Seminar room
Speaker: 
Ute Ebert
Affiliation: 
CWI (Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica), Amsterdam