Curation of elementary data

I have been participating in the effort of IPFN to contribute to the curation of elementary data and databases in the low-temperature plasma community. Our group, lead by Prof. Luís L. Alves, participates in the LXcat project, through the IST-Lisbon database.

LXcat is an open-access website for collecting, displaying, and downloading electron and ion scattering cross sections, swarm parameters (mobility, diffusion coefficient, etc.), reaction rates, energy distribution functions, etc. and other data required for modeling low temperature plasmas.

Simulation tools

I am actively involved in the development of the kinetic code LoKI (LisbOn KInetics), a numerical simulation tool with a modular structure, embedding a Boltzmann solver and a chemistry solver for the different gases/gas-mixtures. LoKI provides the combined chemical and transport description of plasma charged and neutral species, both in volume and surface phases, for user-defined mixture compositions, pressure, radial dimension and excitation conditions.

The recent developments of LoKI are made in the framework of project KIT-PLASMEBA.

Representative papers

Last update: May 2019