Research in plasma science open a new era of science and technologywhich has a very diverse applicability. It is going to be a prominent approachfor addressing the challenges of the Food, Energy and Water Nexus (FEWN). Understandinghow plasma acts when it interacts with different phases and types of materialsis very crucial and important.
To exploit the properties of plasma for thebetterment of human being, first we must have clear idea about how plasmabehaves. Intrinsically the behaviour of plasma, when it interacts withdifferent materials is highly complicated, and it is hard to control andconfine it. Addressing the challenges of FEWN and observing the usefulness ofplasma involves studying plasma in a large scale which involves followingissues: i.
Plasma Produced Selectivity in ReactionMechanisms in the Volume and on Surfaces ii. Interfacial Plasma Phenomena iii. Multiscale, Non-Equilibrium Chemical Physics iv. Synergy and Complexity in Plasmas etc.One effective way of studyingplasma and its behaviour is to analyze it quantitatively using some simulationtools which are not available yet in a good shape. Availability of a versatileplasma simulation tool will make plasma research lucrative all over the worldand many researchers will then involved in the research filed like plasma. Thiswill eventually enrich the knowledge in plasma and open the option to exploitit for the betterment of human being.
This project is designed toovercome all those challenges and making plasma research available to thescientific community all over the world thorough powerful simulation tool. Thetool will be free and open source allowing scope for further improvement. It isa combined effort of North Carolina State University, University of Illinois atUrbana Champaign, Idaho National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Theproject is planned to make a common platform which will make a useful interfacein between MOOSE and Zapdos including more chemical features as well asmultiscale, non-equilibrium chemical physics fields. The synergy and complexityin plasma will also be included eventually making it a versatile plasmaresearch framework.