Minimum 2:1 or equivalent in physics, chemistry or a related subject
Months of entry
Non-equilibrium (cold) plasmas are used for a wide variety of technological applications. For the last four decades low pressure plasmas have been a key enabling technology for the semiconductor industry; plasma-based physical and chemical vapour depositions are also required to engineer surface properties including mechanical and chemical functionality. More recently cold plasmas at atmospheric pressure have been recognised as novel sources of bioactive radicals for sterilization therapy. In all these cases, the monitoring and control of plasma properties requires detailed understanding of the complex, multicomponent plasma environment. This fundamental approach is central to most of our projects.
We welcome enquiries from prospective students in the following areas:
- Novel diagnostics for low temperature plasmas
- Interactions of plasmas with biomaterials.
Projects currently on offer may be found here.
- Pulsed plasmas as sources of high energy neutral beams
- Pulsed inductive plasmas for etching
- Diamond microhollow cathode plasma sources
- Professor Nicholas Braithwaite – School of Physical Sciences
- Novel diagnostics for low temperature plasmas - Interactions of plasmas with biomaterials.
Fees and funding
Please see The Open University website
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Administrative support
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