Journal papers

  • A. S. Morillo-Candas, C. Drag, J. P. Booth, T. C. Dias, V. Guerra and O. Guaitella, Oxygen atom kinetics in CO2 plasmas ignited in a DC glow discharge, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 28 (2019) 075010 DOI: 10.1088/1361-6595/ab2b84

  • V. Guerra, A. Tejero del Caz, C. D. Pintassilgo and L. L. Alves, Topical Review: Modelling N2-O2 plasmas: volume and surface kinetics, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 28 (2019) 073001 DOI: 10.1088/1361-6595/ab252c

  • J. P. Booth, O. Guaitella, A .Chatterjee, C. Drag, V. Guerra, D. Lopaev, S. Zyryanov, T. Rakhimova, D. Voloshin and Yu. Mankelevich, Oxygen (3P) atom recombination on a Pyrex surface in an O2 plasma, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 28 (2019) 055005 DOI: 10.1088/1361-6595/ab13e8

  • M. Grofulović, B. L. M. Klarenaar, O. Guaitella, V. Guerra and R. Engeln, A rotational Raman study under non-thermal conditions in pulsed CO2-N2 and CO2-O2 glow discharges, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 28 (2019) 045014 DOI: 10.1088/1361-6595/ab1240

  • A. Tejero-del-Caz, V. Guerra , D. Gonçalves, M. Lino da Silva, L. Marques, N. Pinhão, C. D. Pintassilgo and L. L. Alves, The LisbOn KInetics Boltzmann solver, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 28 (2019) 043001 [PDF (2.6 MB)]. DOI: 10.1088/1361-6595/ab0537

  • C. D. Pintassilgo and V. Guerra, Kinetic mechanisms in air plasmas, Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 61 (2019) 014026. DOI: 10.1088/1361-6587/aad96f

  • M. Grofulović, T. Silva, B. L. M. Klarenaar, A. S. Morillo-Candas, O. Guaitella, R. Engeln, C. D. Pintassilgo and V. Guerra, ‘Kinetic study of low-temperature CO2 plasmas under non-equilibrium conditions. II. Input of vibrational energy’ , Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 27 (2018) 115009. DOI: 10.1088/1361-6595/aadb60

  • T. Silva, M. Grofulović, L. Terraz, C. D. Pintassilgo and V. Guerra, Modelling the input and relaxation of vibrational energy in CO2 plasmas , J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 51 (2018) 464001. DOI: 10.1088/1361-6463/aadbd7

  • V. Guerra, T. Silva and O. Guaitella, ‘Living on Mars: how to produce oxygen and fuel to get home’ , Feature Article in Europhysics News 49(3) (2018) 15-18. DOI: 10.1051/epn/2018302

  • A. Annušová, D. Marinov, J. P. Booth, N. Sirse, M. Lino da Silva, B. Lopez and V. Guerra, ‘Kinetics of highly vibrationally excited O2(X) molecules in inductively-coupled oxygen plasmas’ , Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 27 (2018) 045006. DOI: 10.1088/1361-6595/aab47d

  • T. Silva, M. Grofulović, B. L. M. Klarenaar, A. S. Morillo-Candas, O. Guaitella, R. Engeln, C. D. Pintassilgo and V. Guerra, ‘Kinetic study of low-temperature CO2 plasmas under non-equilibrium conditions. I. Relaxation of vibrational energy’ , Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 27 (2018) 015019. DOI: 10.1088/1361-6595/aaa56a

  • L. L. Alves, A. Bogaerts, V. Guerra and M. Turner, Topical Review: ‘Foundations of modelling of nonequilibrium low-temperature plasmas’ , Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 27 (2018) 023002. DOI: 10.1088/1361-6595/aaa86d

  • V. Guerra, T. Silva, P. Ogloblina, M. Grofulović, L. Terraz, M. Lino da Silva, C. D. Pintassilgo, L. L. Alves and O. Guaitella, Reply to Comment on ‘The case for in situ resource utilisation for oxygen production on Mars by non-equilibrium plasmas', Plasma Sources Sci. Tech. 27 (2018) 028002. DOI: 10.1088/1361-6595/aaa570

  • M. A. Ridenti, J. Amorim, A. Dal Pino, V. Guerra and J. Petrov, Causes of plasma column contraction in surface-wave-driven discharges in argon at atmospheric pressure, Phys. Rev. E 97 (2018) 013201. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.97.013201

  • V. Guerra, T. Silva, P. Ogloblina, M. Grofulović, L. Terraz, M. Lino da Silva, C. D. Pintassilgo, L. L. Alves and O. Guaitella, The case for in situ resource utilisation for oxygen production on Mars by nonequilibrium plasmas, Plasma Sources Sci. Tech. 26 (2017) 11LT01. DOI: 10.1088/1361-6595/aa8dcc

  • C. D. Pintassilgo and V. Guerra, Relaxation of heavy species and gas temperature in the afterglow of a N2 microwave discharge, Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys. 80 (2017) 10803. DOI: 10.1051/epjap/2017170216

  • C. D. Pintassilgo and V. Guerra, Modelling of the temporal evolution of the gas temperature in N2 discharges, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 26 (2017) 055001. DOI: 10.1088/1361-6595/aa5db2

  • L.C. Pitchford et al., LXCat: An Open-Access, Web-Based Platform for Data Needed for Modeling Low Temperature Plasmas, Plasma Process. Polym. 14 (2017) 1600098. DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201600098

  • D. Marinov, C. Teixeira and V. Guerra, Deterministic and Monte Carlo methods for simulation of plasma-surface interactions, Plasma Process. Polym. 14 (2017) 1600175. DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201600175

  • K. Kutasi, C. Noël, T. Belmonte and V. Guerra, Tuning the afterglow plasma composition in Ar/N2/O2 mixtures: Characteristics of a flowing surface-wave microwave discharge system, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 25 (2016) 055014. DOI: 10.1088/0963-0252/25/5/055014

  • C. D. Pintassilgo and V. Guerra, Power transfer to gas heating in pure N2 and in N2−O2 Plasmas, J. Phys. Chem. C 120 (2016) 21184.

  • G. Stancu, O. Leroy, P. Coche, K. Gadonna, V. Guerra, T. Minea and L. L. Alves, Microwave air plasmas in capillaries at low pressure II. Experimental investigation, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 49 (2016) 395207.

  • M. Grofulović, L. L. Alves and V. Guerra, Electron-neutral scattering cross sections for CO2: a complete and consistent set and an assessment of dissociation, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 49 (2016) 395207.

  • L. L. Alves, P. Coche, M. A. Ridenti and V. Guerra, Electron scattering cross sections for the modelling of oxygen-containing plasmas, Eur. Phys. J. D 70 (2016) 124.

  • A. Bogaerts, W. Wang, A. Berthelot and V. Guerra, Modeling plasma-based CO2 conversion: crucial role of the dissociation cross section, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 25 (2016) 055016.

  • V. Guerra and D. Marinov, Dynamical Monte Carlo methods for plasma-surface reactions, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 25 (2016) 045001.

  • P. Coche, V. Guerra and L. L. Alves, Microwave air plasmas in capillaries at low pressure I. Self-consistent modeling, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 49 (2016) 235207.

  • A. Janeco, N. R. Pinhão and V. Guerra, Electron kinetics in He/CH4/CO2 mixtures used for methane conversion, J. Phys. Chem. C 119 (2015) 109.

  • C. D. Pintassilgo and V. Guerra, On the different regimes of gas heating in air plasmas, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 24 (2015) 055009.

  • J. Amorim, M. A. Ridenti and V. Guerra, Experimental and theoretical study of atmospheric-pressure argon microplasma jets, Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion. 57 (2015) 074001.

  • R. de Abreu and V. Guerra, Speakable and unspeakable in special relativity: time readings and clock rhythms, Elect. J. Theor. Phys. 12 (2015) 183

  • M. A. Ridenti, L. L. Alves, V. Guerra and J. Amorim, The role of rotational mechanisms in electron swarm parameters at low reduced electric field in N2, O2 and H2, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 24 (2015) 035002.

  • C. D. Pintassilgo, V. Guerra, O. Guaitella and A. Rousseau, Study of gas heating mechanisms in millisecond pulsed discharges and afterglows in air at low pressures, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 23 (2014) 25006.

  • V. Guerra, D. Marinov, O. Guaitella and A. Rousseau, NO oxidation on plasma pretreated Pyrex: the case for a distribution of reactivity of adsorbed O atoms, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 46 (2014) 224012.
    Invited paper for a “Special issue on fundamentals of plasma-surface interactions.”

  • L. Isola, M. López, B. J. Gómez and V. Guerra, On the influence of metastable states and the behavior of the EEDF in the characterization of the negative glow of a N2-Ar discharge by OES, J. Phys. D: Conf. Series 511 (2014) 012013.

  • F. Krcma, V. Mazánková, I. Soural and V. Guerra, Power dependence of the pink afterglow in flowing postdischarge in pure nitrogen, IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 42 (2014) 2384.

  • D. Marinov, V. Guerra, O. Guaitella, J. P. Booth and A. Rousseau, Ozone kinetics in low-pressure discharges: vibrationally excited ozone and molecule formation on surfaces, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 22 (2013) 055018.

  • A. Ricard, S.g. Oh and V. Guerra, Line-ratio determination of atomic oxygen and N2(A 3Σu+) metastable absolute densities in an RD nitrogen late afterglow, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 22 (2013) 035009. [PDF (436 kB)].

  • V. Guerra and R. de Abreu, Comment on ‘Symmetry of the adiabatic condition in the piston problem’, Eur. J. Phys. 34 (2013) L35-36. [PDF (72 kB)].

  • H. Terças, J. T. Mendonça and V. Guerra, Classical rotons in cold atomic traps, Phys. Rev. A 86 (2012) 053630. [PDF (292 kB)].

  • R. de Abreu and V. Guerra, Introducing thermodynamics through energy and entropy, Am. J. Phys . 80 (2012) 627-637. [PDF (828 kB)].

  • K. Kutasi, P. A. Sá and V. Guerra, O2 dissociation in Ar–O2 surface-wave microwave discharges, J.Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 45 (2012) 195205. [PDF (624 kB)].

  • M. Lino da Silva, J. Loureiro and V. Guerra, Rotational nonequilibrium in state-resolved models for shock-heated flows, Chem. Phys. 398 (2012) 96-103.

  • M. Lino da Silva, J. Loureiro and V. Guerra, A multiquantum data set for vibrational excitation and dissociation in high-temperature O2–O2 collisions, Chem. Phys. Lett. 531 (2012) 28-33. [PDF (608 kB)].

  • V. Guerra. K. Kutasi, P. A. Sá and M. Lino da Silva, Influence of nitrogen impurities on the formation of active species in Ar–O2 plasmas, Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys. 56 (2011) 24004. [PDF (404 kB)].

  • K. Kutasi, V. Guerra and P. A. Sá, Active species downstream of an Ar–O2 surface-wave microwave discharge for biomedicine, surface treatment and nanostructuring, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 20 (2011) 035006. [PDF (1.6 MB)].

  • J. Loureiro, V. Guerra, P. A. Sá, C. D. Pintassilgo and M. Lino da Silva, Non-equilibrium kinetics in N2 discharges and post-discharges: a full picture by modelling and impact on the applications, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 20 (2011) 024007.

  • R. de Abreu and V. Guerra, Comment on 'A close examination of the motion of an adiabatic piston’ by E. Gislason, Am. J. Phys. 78 (2010) 995, Am J. Phys. 79 (2011) 684. [PDF (60 kB)].

  • O. Guaitella, M. Hübner, D. Marinov, V. Guerra, C. D. Pintassilgo, S. Welzel, J. Röpcke and A. Rousseau, Oxidation of NO into NO2 by surface adsorbed O atoms, Contr. Plasma Phys. 51 (2011) 176. [PDF (172 kB)].

  • C. D. Pintassilgo, V. Guerra, O. Guaitella and A. Rousseau, Modelling of an afterglow plasma in air produced by a pulsed discharge, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 19 (2010) 055001. [PDF (888 kB)].

  • K. Kutasi, V. Guerra and P. A. Sá, Theoretical insight into Ar-O2 surface-wave microwave discharges, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 43 (2010) 175201. [PDF (552 kB)].

  • V. Guerra, K. Kutasi and P. A. Sá, O2(a1Δg) production in flowing Ar-O2 surface-wave microwave discharges: possible use for oxygen-iodine laser excitation, Appl. Phys. Lett. 96 (2010) 071503. [PDF (204 kB)].

  • V. Guerra, K. Kutasi, M. Lino da Silva, P. A. Sá and J. Loureiro, Kinetic simulation of discharges and afterglows in molecular gases, High Temp. Mat. Proc. 14 (2010) 141.

  • L. M. Isola, B. J. Gómez and V. Guerra, Determination of the electron temperature and density in the negative glow of a nitrogen pulsed discharge using optical emission spectroscopy, J. Phys D: Appl. Phys. 43 (2010) 015202. [PDF (568 kB)].

  • R. de Abreu and V. Guerra, Special relativity as a simple geometry problem, Eur. J. Phys. 30 (2009) 229. [PDF (124 kB)].

  • M. Mrázková, P. Vašina, V. Kudrle, A. Tálský, C. D. Pintassilgo and V. Guerra, On the nitrogen addition into nitrogen post-discharges, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 42 (2009) 075202. [PDF (152 kB)].

  • M. Lino da Silva, J. Loureiro and V. Guerra, Nonequilibrium dissociation and recombination rates in nitrogen: From shock waves to discharge conditions, Chem. Phys. 358 (2009) 123.

  • G. Spavieri, V. Guerra, R. de Abreu and G. T. Gillies, Ether drift experiments and electromagnetic momentum, Eur. Phys. J. D 47 (2008) 457. [PDF (224 kB)].

  • M. Lino da Silva, V. Guerra, J. Loureiro and P. A. Sá, Vibrational distributions in N2 with an improved calculation of energy levels using the RKR method, Chem. Phys. 348 (2008) 187.

  • R. de Abreu and V. Guerra, The principle of relativity and the indeterminacy of special relativity, Eur. J. Phys. 29 (2008) 33 [PDF (236 kB)].

  • V. Guerra, Analytical model of heterogeneous atomic recombination on silicalike surfaces, IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 35 (2007) 1397 [PDF (932 kB)].

  • E. Tatarova, V. Guerra, J. Henriques and C. M. Ferreira, Nitrogen dissociation in low-pressure microwave plasmas, J. Phys: Conf. Series 71 (2007) 012010 [PDF (760 kB)].

  • V. Guerra, P. A. Sá and J. Loureiro, Nitrogen pink afterglow: the mystery continues, J. Phys: Conf. Series 63 (2007) 012007 [PDF (2.1 MB)].

  • V. Guerra and R. de Abreu, Comment on: "From classical to modern ether-drift experiments: the narrow window for a preferred frame" [Phys. Lett. A 333 (2004) 355], Phys. Lett. A 361 (2007) 579 [PDF (148 kB)].

  • M. Lino da Silva, V. Guerra and J. Loureiro, Two-temperature models for nitrogen dissociation, Chem. Phys. 342 (2007) 275. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemphys.2007.10.010

  • M. Lino da Silva, V. Guerra and J. Loureiro, Nonequilibrium dissociation processes in hyperbolic atmospheric entries, J. Thermophys. Heat Transfer 21 (2007) 303. DOI: 10.2514/1.26776

  • M. Lino da Silva, V. Guerra and J. Loureiro, State-resolved dissociation rates for extremely nonequilibrium atmospheric entries, J. Thermophys. Heat Transfer 21 (2007) 40. DOI: 10.2514/1.24114

  • V. Guerra and R. de Abreu, On the consistency between the assumption of a special system of reference and special relativity, Found. Phys. 36 (2006) 1826 [PDF (164 kB)].

  • V. Guerra, Theoretical investigation of the influence of the wall temperature on the probability for surface atomic recombination of a single species, Jap. J. Appl. Phys. 45 (2006) 8200 [PDF (304 kB)].

  • J. Loureiro, P. A. Sá and V. Guerra, On the difficulty of N(4S) atom recombination o explain the appearance of the pink afterglow in a N2 flowing discharge, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 39 (2006) 122.

  • C.D. Pintassilgo, J. Loureiro and V. Guerra, Modelling of a N2-O2 flowing afterglow for plasma sterilization, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 38 (2005) 417.

  • V. Guerra and R. de Abreu, The conceptualization of time and the constancy of the speed of light, Eur. J. Phys. 26 (2005) S117. [PDF (132 kB) or here]

  • V. Guerra, P. A. Sá and J. Loureiro, Kinetic modeling of nitrogen discharges and post-discharges, Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys. 28 (2004) 125. [PDF (978 kB)]

  • P. A. Sá, V. Guerra, J. Loureiro and N. Sadeghi, Self-consistent kinetic model of the short-lived afterglow in flowing nitrogen, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 37 (2004) 221. [PDF (1.78 MB)]

  • V. Guerra and J. Loureiro, Dynamical Monte Carlo simulation of surface atomic recombination, Plasma Sources Sci. and Technol. 13 (2004) 85. [PDF (344 kB)]

  • V. Guerra, P. A. Sá and J. Loureiro, Electron and metastale kinetics in the nitrogen afterglow, Plasma Sources Sci. and Technol. 12 (2003) S8. [PDF (238 kB)]

  • C. M. Ferreira, E. Tatarova, V. Guerra, B. Gordiets, J. Henriques, F. M. Dias and M. Pinheiro, Modeling of wave driven molecular (H2, N2, N2-Ar), IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science 31 (2003) 645. [PDF (696 kB)]

  • V. Guerra, F. M. Dias, J. Loureiro, P. A. Sá, P. Supiot, C. Dupret e T. Popov, Time-dependence of the electron energy distribution function in the nitrogen afterglow, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science 31 (2003) 542. [PDF (1.23 MB)]

  • V. Guerra, E. Galiaskarov and J. Loureiro, Dissociation mechanisms in nitrogen discharges, Chem. Phys. Lett. 371 (2003) 576-581. [PDF(168 kB)]

  • C. M. Ferreira, E. Tatarova, F. M. Dias, V. Guerra, J. Henriques and M. Pinheiro, Wave driven molecular discharges as sources of active species, Vacuum 69 (2003) 183.

  • J. Henriques, E. Tatarova, V. Guerra and C. M. Ferreira, Nitrogen dissociation in N2–Ar microwave plasmas, Vacuum 69 (2003) 177.

  • V. Guerra, E. Tatarova and C. M. Ferreira, Kinetics of metastable atoms and molecules in N2 microwave discharges, Vacuum 69 (2003) 171. [PDF(156 kB) ]

  • J. Henriques, E. Tatarova, V. Guerra and C. M. Ferreira, Wave driven N2-Ar discharge. I. Self-consistent theoretical model, J. Appl. Phys. 91 (2002) 5622.

  • V. Guerra, E. Tatarova, F. M. Dias and C. M. Ferreira, On the self-consistent modeling of a traveling wave sustained nitrogen discharge, J. Appl. Phys. 91 (2002) 2648. [PDF (1024 kB)]

  • J. Loureiro, P. A. Sá e V. Guerra,Role of long-lived N2(X 1Sg+,v) molecules and N2(A 3Su+) and N2(a’ 1Su-) states in the light emissions of an N2 afterglow, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 34 (2001) 1769. [PDF (208 kB)]

  • V. Guerra, P. A. Sá and J. Loureiro, Role played by the N2(A 3Su+) metastable in stationary N2 and N2-O2 discharges, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 34 (2001) 1745. [PDF (218 kB)]

  • V. Guerra, P. A. Sá and J. Loureiro, Relaxation of the electron energy distribution function in the afterglow of a N2 microwave discharge including space-charge field effects, Phys. Rev. E 63 (2001) 46404. [PDF (201 kB)]

  • G. M. Petrov, J. P. Matte, I. Pérès, J. Margot, T. Sadi, J. Hubert, K. C. Tran, L. L. Alves, J. Loureiro, C. M. Ferreira, V. Guerra and G. Gousset, Numerical modeling of a He-N2 capillary surface wave discharge at atmospheric pressure, Plasma Chem. and Plasma Proces. 20 (2000) 183.

  • V. Guerra e J. Loureiro, Kinetic model of a low-pressure microwave discharge in O2-N2 including the effects of ions O- on the characteristics for the plasma maintenance, Plasma Sources Sci. and Technol. 8 (1999) 110.

  • E. Tatarova, F. M. Dias, C. M. Ferreira, V. Guerra, J. Loureiro, E. Stoykova, I. Ghanashev and I. Zhelyazkov, Self-consistent kinetic model of a surface-wave-sustained discharge in nitrogen, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 30 (1997) 2663. [PDF (457 kB)]

  • V. Guerra and J. Loureiro, Self-consistent electron and heavy-particle kinetics in a low pressure N2-O2 glow discharge, Plasma Sources Sci. and Technol. 6 (1997) 373.

  • V. Guerra and J. Loureiro, Electron and heavy-particle kinetics in a low pressure nitrogen glow discharge, Plasma Sources Sci. and Technol. 6 (1997) 361.

  • V. Guerra, M. Pinheiro, B. Gordiets, J. Loureiro and C. M. Ferreira, Calculated data on electron transport and excitation rate coefficients in N2-O2 and N2-H2 discharges, Plasma Sources Sci. and Technol. 6 (1997) 220.

  • V. Guerra and J. Loureiro, Non-equilibrium coupled kinetics in stationary N2-O2 discharges, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 28 (1995) 1903. [PDF (1,17 MB)]

  • B. Gordiets, C. M. Ferreira, V. Guerra, J. Loureiro, J. Nahorny, D. Pagnon, M. Touzeau and M. Vialle, Kinetic model of a low pressure N2-O2 flowing discharge, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science 23 (1995) 750. [PDF (1.67 MB)]

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