July 6, 2022 - July 8, 2022

Synthesis of hydrocarbons and nanostructures in reactive plasmas

The mission of the conference is to exchange on the latest advances in modelling and experimental studies related to reactive plasmas, in particular for the synthesis of innovative nanostructures such as improved nanoparticles. Discussions will focus on the fundamental processes taking place in theoretical, numerical and experimental studies in both steady-state and non-stationary reactive plasmas in hydrocarbon chemistry. Some reactive gases such as acetylene, methane, aniline or ethanol vapors are of particular interest due to their involvement in different fields and applications still requiring basic understanding. As an example, synthesis of nanoparticles in ethanol-argon plasma concerns soot formation from biofuels more and more used in the road transportation sector. Therefore, it is also planned to discuss one of the major problems in fuel combustion, i.e. the control of the emission of unburnt hydrocarbons and soot particles having strong impacts on human health and playing a role in the atmospheric chemistry as an aerosol. Nanotechnology is another domain of applications interested in the production of polyaniline nanoparticles and extremely uniform (and ultra-thin) pin-hole free layers strongly adhering to many different substrates. Many other different applications will benefit from the exchanges during this conference, as for example super capacitors, antistatic coatings for electronic packaging and for novel types of sensors.

Key words

  • reactive steady-state and non-stationary plasmas
  • nanoparticles
  • physical and chemical processes
  • theory
  • experiment
  • hydrocarbons


Hôtel Dupanloup : 1, rue Dupanloup - 45000 ORLEANS - FR

The conference venue is unique. Located right next to the Orléans’ cathedral, the episcopal palace of Orléans, built between 1635 and 1641, locally known as the Hôtel Dupanloup, is a classical French building which served until 1905 of residence to the bishops of Orléans.  Since 2014, the renewed palace hosts the International University Center for Research and Le Studium Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies.

Participants will be welcomed in this exceptional surrounding, blending Middle Age and Renaissance cultures with modern design and will have the opportunity to discover French cuisine and wines.


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