The first ideas about plasma as the specific state of matter were proposed by I.Langmuir in 1920th. The stormy development of this brunch of science started 30 years later due to the attempts to carry out the controlled thermonuclear fusion. At the moment the interest to plasma physics is conditioned by three main factors:
- necessity to solve the problem of controlled fusion; the main possible ways of solution are magnetic traps for high temperature plasmas and laser (inertial) fusion;
- study of ionospheric, magnetospheric and space plasmas including solar-earth coupling and space weather, that acts the significant influence on the human life and industry;
- development and use of new plasma technologies in the electronic devices’ production, energy production, chemical industry etc.
Additionally to the young scientists from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, representatives of the proper institutions from the National Academy of Science of Ukraine (Institute of Physics, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Institute for Nuclear Research, Insitute for Electron Physics etc.), prominent Ukrainian universities (e.g., Kharkiv and Uzhgorod universities) and some scientific laboratories from abroad (France, Czech, Poland etc.) usually take part in the section.
- Low temperature plasmas
- Plasmas of various gaseous discharges
- Plasma chemistry
- Plasma technologies’ development
- Plasma electronics
- Dusty plasma physics
- Space physics
- I. Anisimov, DSci, prof.
- V. Chernyak, DSci, prof.
- Eu. Martysh, DSci, prof.
- A. Veklich, PhD, assoc. prof.
- O. Kravchenko, PhD, assoc. prof.
- O. Kelnyk, PhD, assoc. prof.
- Ok. Solomenko, PhD stud.