Plasma-material interaction in laboratory experiments
The PMI group investigates the interaction of energetic and reactive species with surfaces.
Such processes play an important role where the boundary plasma impacts on solid surfaces.
Elementary plasma-surface-interaction processes are investigated predominantly in dedicated laboratory experiments and compared to results from real surfaces from fusion devices.
Besides many small-scale laboratory experiments the group operates the Tandem Accelerator Laboratory which is used for quantitative surface analysis applying high energy ion beams.