MICROWAVE DISCHARGES: Fundamentals and Applications

3 - 7 September 2018, Zvenigorod, Russia

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First Announcement

Dear Colleague

The International Scientific Committee (ISC) and the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) would like to invite you to participate in the 10 th International Workshop on Microwave Discharges: Fundamentals and Applications, from Monday 3th to Friday 7th September 2018 (arrival at September 2, departure at September 7 after 4 pm), which will take place in Zvenigorod (Russia) in the Rest Home of the Russian Academy of Sciences located 50 km to the North-West of Moscow in a picturesque place of the Moscow region close to Zvenigorod town. This region is known as "Russian Switzerland".

General Information

International Workshop "Microwave Discharges: Fundamentals and Applications" is a three year periodical meeting which is held by turns in Russia and out of it. The main purpose is to discuss recent achievements in the study of microwave plasma, to identify directions for future research, and to promote close relationship between scientists from different countries.


of the International Workshops "Microwave Discharges: Fundamentals and Applications"

  • 1992, May 11-15, NATO ARW Workshop, Vimeiro, Portugal. Director C.M. Ferreira
  • 1994, September 5-8, Zvenigorod, Russia. Chairman A.A. Rukhadze
  • 1997, April 20-25, Fontenvraud, France. Chairman J. Marec
  • 2000, September 18-22, Zvenigorod, Russia. Chairman Yu.A. Lebedev
  • 2003, July 08-12, Greifswald, Germany. Chairman A. Ohl
  • 2006, September 11-16, Zvenigorod, Russia. Chairman Yu.A. Lebedev
  • 2009, September 22-27, Hamamatsu, Japan. Chairman M.Kando
  • 2012, September 10-14, Zvenigorod, Russia. Chairman Yu.A. Lebedev
  • 2015, September 7-11, Cordoba, Spain. Chairman A. Gamero

Conference Scope

The scientific program covers all modern aspects of microwave discharges connecting fundamental research and applications. The preliminary topics of the workshop are:

  • methods of microwave plasma generation,
  • high and low pressure microwave discharges,
  • continuous wave and pulsed microwave discharges,
  • interaction of microwaves with a plasma,
  • discharge modelling, and diagnostics,
  • application of microwave plasma (surface treatment, etching, film deposition, growth of structures, ecology, improvement of burning process, light sources, plasma medicine, analytical chemistry, etc).
Selected topics of closely-related gas discharges problems can be also discussed.

The program will consist of general lectures (35 min), topical lectures (20 min) and poster presentations. Parallel sections are not planned.

International Scientific Committee

J. Asmussen (USA)
P. Awakowicz (Germany)
E. Benova (Bulgaria)
F. Dias (Portugal)
A. Gamero (Spain)
E. Jerby (Israel)
Yu. Lebedev (Russia, Chairman)
A. Lacoste (France)
M. Moisan (Canada)
M. Nagatsu (Japan)
J.J.A.M. van der Mullen (Belgium)

Honorary Members

M. Kando (Japan)
J. Marec (France)

Local Organizing Committee (LOC)

Yu.A. Lebedev (Chairman)
V.A. Ivanov (Vice-chairman)
T.I. Kamolova
A.V. Tatarinov
S.N. Satunin (Web-page)
D.G. Vasil'kov
E.V. Voronova


  • Russian Academy of Sciences
  • The United Physical Society of the Russia
  • Scientific Council of RAS on Physics of Low temperature plasma
  • Scientific Council of RAS on Plasma Physics
  • Topchiev Institute of Petrochemical Synthesis RAS
  • Prochorov Institute of General Physics RAS
  • Science and Technology Center PLASMAIOFAN
Information support:
  • Association for Microwave Power in Europe for Research and Education (AMPERE)
  • Scientific and Technical Journal “Prikladnaya Fizika” (Applied Physics)

Registration fee

The registration fee includes participation in the Workshop, one copy of the abstract book and the proceedings, welcome reception, conference banquet, excursion and daily refreshments during the breaks. Full accommodation in single rooms is also included from September 2 (after 4 am) to September 7 (before 4 pm), with breakfast, lunch and dinner. The fee for accompanying persons includes welcome reception, conference banquet, excursion and full accommodation in single or double rooms. See Registration fee payment

Early Final
Regular 950€ 1000€
Regular for EPS members 850€ 900€
Student 500€ 550€
Accompanying person 615€ 675€

Talks and Paper Presentations

The program will consist of general lectures (35 min), invited lectures (30 min), topical lectures (20 min) and poster presentations. The International Scientific Committee (ISC) will select speakers to give general and topical lectures and for poster presentations. To allow the selection, one page abstract is required. Abstracts will be published in a booklet and it will be handed out at the beginning of the Workshop. The Workshop proceedings will be refereed and published as a book or CD-ROM after the Workshop. Participants are requested to submit the articles: up to 10 A4 pages for plenary talks, up to 6 A4 pages for topical talks, up to 4 A4 pages for posters. The LOC will send the Proceedings to all participants immediately after publishing. For publishing the article it is necessary that at least one of the authors is participated.
Details of guidelines for the abstract and paper, fees payment will be given on Web-page of the Workshop.

Details on Registration fees, fees payment, guidelines for abstract and travel information will be given in the Second Announcement.

Important Deadline Dates

First Announcement 10 October 2017
Online pre-registration:
15 October - 31December 2017
Abstract submission:
up to 1 March 2018
Second Announcement: 15 April 2018
Early payment: before 1 June 2018
Final paymen: 15 July 2018
Invitation letter: after the payment

   Workshop Web-page: http://www.fpl.gpi.ru/md-10
   E-mail: md-10@ips.ac.ru

Yuri A. Lebedev
Topchiev Institute of Petrochemical Synthesis of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky Prospect, 29, Moscow, 119991, RUSSIA
E-mail: lebedev@ips.ac.ru

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Please note!

The second announcement will be submitted by e-mail to the pre-registered colleagues only.