Plasma Science & Technology Division
Advancing the Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing
As a member-driven, interdisciplinary organization, AVS supports networking among academic, industrial, government, and consulting professionals involved in a variety of disciplines—chemistry, physics, materials science, engineering biology, mathematics, business, sales, etc. through common interests related to the basic science, technology development, and commercialization of materials, interfaces, and processing.
Plasma Science & Technology Division Mission
Policy & Procedures Manual
The Plasma Science and Technology Division provides a forum for those interested in the entire range of plasma science and technology, extending from fundamental modeling studies to manufacturing applications.
Common themes at PSTD-supported conferences include:
Plasma-surface and ion-surface interactions
Plasma diagnostics and modeling
Plasma sources and systems
Pattern transfer and feature profile evolution
Plasma deposition including plasma-enhanced ALD
Low pressure and atmospheric pressure plasma technologies
Plasma physics, chemistries and processes
Plasma-enabled new technologies
Technical Meetings: The PSTD supports advances in plasma science and technology through sessions, tutorials and topical conferences at the annual AVS International Symposium and Exhibition, and through a number of cosponsored topical conferences throughout the year.
Depending on the theme of a particular session at the International Symposium, it can be jointly organized by the PSTD and other divisions with overlapping interests, such as the Surface Science Division, the Applied Surface Science Division, the Nanometer-Scale Science and Technology Division, the Electronic Materials and Processing Division, and the Manufacturing Science and Technology Topical Group. more
Awards: The PSTD also provides both professional and students awards annually. more