Course detail

Plasmochemical Technologies

FCH-MC_PCTAcad. year: 2023/2024

The course is focused on the plasma chemical processes and technologies that are nowadays used in laboratory as well as industrial praxis. Besides theoretical lectures on particular plasma chemical processes, practical presentations given by experts on particular technologies applied both in research as well as industrial praxis are scheduled. The excursions to selected laboratories or industrial units are organized if it is possible.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will obtain overview of contemporary technologies as well as directions for further research and development.




Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.


Roth J. R.: Industrial Plasma Engineering Volume 1: Principles. Institute of Physics Publishing, Bristol and Philadelphia 1995. (EN)
Roth J. R.: Industrial Plasma Engineering Volume 2: Applications to Nonthermal Plasma Processing. Institute of Physics Publishing, Bristol and Philadelphia 2001. (EN)
Chen F., Chang J. P.: Principles of Plasma Processing. Kluwer Academic, Plenum Publishers, NewYork 2003. (EN)
Bruggeman P. J. et al.: Plasma–liquid interactions: a review and roadmap, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 25 (2016) 053002 (59pp) (EN)
Samukawa S. et al.: The 2012 Plasma Roadmap, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 45 (2012) 253001 (37pp) (EN) (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course uses teaching methods in form of Lecture - 2 teaching hours per week. The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to teachers and students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The final exam is a written test. The test is composed from four tasks linked to each of the presented topics (e.g. four tasks from each topic). Presentations in pdf format are available for students at e-learning.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

List of topics (actual offer is continuously updated according to the lecturers´ availability):
1. Natural plasma, 2. Thermonuclear fusion and its perspectives, 3. Illumination technics, plasma displays, 4. Gas lasers, excimers, 5. Electron, atomic and molecular beams, 6. Electric arc, 7. Switches, 8. Plasma etching, manufacturing of microelectronics, 9. Reactive particles generation and organic synthesis under plasma conditions, 10. Hard coatings (PACVD, PECVD), 11. Plasma sputtering - magnetron, diode, high frequency, 12. DLC layers depositions, 13. Surface treatment of polymers (non-polymer forming plasmas), 14. Plasma polymerization (polymer forming plasmas), grafting, 15. Semipermeable membranes, sensors based on plasma polymers, 16. Polymeric layers for applications in composites, 17. Corrosion layers reduction, 18. Formation of nanoparticles in plasmas, nanotechnologies, 19. Plasma spraying, plasmatrons, 20. Plasma sterilization, 21. Laser ablation spectroscopy (LIBS), 22. VOC decomposition in thermal and non-thermal plasmas, 23. Discharges in liquids I - principles of discharge generation, shock waves, 24. Discharges in liquids II - Active particles generation, decomposition, sterilization, 25. Post-discharges and their applications, 26. Pulsed plasmas, 27. Plasma chemical processes in planetary atmospheres, 28. Ozone generation.


The goal of course is to present the contemporary state of plasma processes and technologies from the view point of research, development as well as industrial practice.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NPCP_CHCHTE Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional
  • Programme NKCP_CHCHTE Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Guided consultation in combined form of studies

26 hours, obligation not entered

Teacher / Lecturer