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4th Workshop on
Radio Frequency

29-31 May 2013
Presqu'île de Giens

Pascal Chabert
Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas,
Ecole Polytechnique,

Miles Turner
National Centre for Plasma Science
and Technology, Dublin City University,

Administrative organiser:
Cathy Peinturier
FR-FCM, France

La Presqu’ile de Giens is a peaceful resort on the French Riviera, near the city of Toulon.
The village-club “La badine” will host the technical sessions and will accommodate all the delegates.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided for all delegates.
The Toulon-Hyères Airport is approximately fifteen minutes away by taxi and the TGV Train station of Toulon is about 27 km away.

Principal scientific themes

Radio-frequency discharges are an outstandingly important category of plasma device due to their widespread use in many economically important applications including materials processing, light sources or space propulsion. These applications have motivated many years of intensive research into the mechanisms of operation of these discharges, including topics such as optical characteristics, heating mechanisms, stability, modes of operation, electrical properties, diagnostics, modelling, etc. In spite of this activity, including much work of outstanding scientific quality, many important problems remain.

The first edition of this workshop was held in Dublin in June 2007. The aim was to take stock of recent work on radio-frequency discharges. The second and third editions were held in la Presqu’ile de Giens (2009) and in Dublin (2011). This year the workshop is back to France and the focus will be on arbitrary waveform excitations, atmospheric pressure capacitive discharges and verification/validation of numerical simulations. However, all topics on radio-frequency discharge physics are welcome.

Important Information

The number of attendees is limited to 50 people. Registration will open after the second announcement in late March, and will close when the limit has been reached.


The workshop has been supported by the Labex Plas@Par and received financial state aid managed by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche, as part of the programme "Investissements d'avenir" under the reference ANR-11-IDEX-0004-02.


Mise à jour le 10 Octobre, 2013