November 30, 2022 - December 2, 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

Confirmed speakers

  • Dr Johannes Berndt, Research Group in the Energetics of Ionized Media (GREMI) / CNRS, University of Orléans  - FR
  • Prof. Pascal Brault , Research Group in the Energetics of Ionized Media (GREMI) / CNRS, University of Orléans  - FR
  • Dr Andrea Comandini, The Institute of Combustion, Aerothermics, Reactivity and Environment (ICARE) / CNRS - FR
  • Dr Emmanuel Dartois, Orsay Institute of Molecular Sciences (ISMO) / CNRS, University of Paris-Saclay - FR
  • Prof. Igor Garkusha, National Science Center Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology - UA
  • Prof. Khaled Hassouni, Laboratory of Science of Processes and Materials (LSPM) / CNRS, University of Sorbonne Paris Nord - FR
  • Dr Igor Kaganovich, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory - USA
  • Prof. Holger Kersten, Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics (IEAP) /  Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel - DE
  • Dr Andriy Momot, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv - UA
  • Dr M. Santhosh Neelakandan, Department of Gaseous Electronics, Jožef Stefan Institute - SL
  • Dr Sylvain Picaud, Universe, Time-Frequency, Interfaces, Nanostructures, Atmosphere and Environment, Molecules (UTINAM) / CNRS, University of Franche-Comté - FR
  • Prof. Andrei Smolyakov, University of Saskatchewan - CA
  • Dr Ilija Stefanović , Institute of Technical Sciences, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts - RS
  • Dr Isabel Tanarro, Institute for the Structure of Matter / CSIC - ES
  • Prof. Kostya Ostrikov, Queensland University of Technology - AU

Oral presentations & posters - Abstracts submission

Abstracts for oral presentation and poster should be submitted before Monday 26th of September 2022. 
Please upload your abstract during the registration or send it before the deadline to
The number of oral presentations is limited, convenors will process a selection and confirm your presentation not later than Friday 30th of September 2022.
Please note that we do not print the posters, but racks & pins will be provided for up to A0 sizes, portrait format.


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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