What is plasma

4th state of matter, plasma is a medium without equilibrium in which free particles (electrons, ions, atoms, molecules and radicals) coexist and radiation (photons) covering a broad spectral range (from THz to radii -X). All these species can interact physically or chemically with one another and with the material in contact with the plasma. Thanks to their exceptional characteristics, plasmas are generic tools for (i) synthesizing, modifying and analyzing materials and nanomaterials, (ii) producing micro- and nanostructures for the manufacture of electronic, RF or photonic devices ) Produce light sources with unmatched spectral properties, (iv) develop very high resolution imaging systems for the medical, (V) destroy or transform substances harmful to the environment or health, etc. In all these examples, plasma is a particularly attractive and flexible tool providing an ecological and economical solution to various technological problems that are difficult or impossible to solve by other physical or chemical approaches. For these reasons, plasmas have invested a large number of sectors of socio-economic importance, such as telecommunications, photonics, biomedical, environment, energy and aeronautics. Or even impossible to solve by other physical or chemical approaches. For these reasons, plasmas have invested a large number of sectors of socio-economic importance, such as telecommunications, photonics, biomedical, environment, energy and aeronautics. Or even impossible to solve by other physical or chemical approaches. For these reasons, plasmas have invested a large number of sectors of socio-economic importance, such as telecommunications, photonics, biomedical, environment, energy and aeronautics.

 

The creation of Plasma-Québec demonstrates a collective desire to bring Quebec researchers working in the fields of plasmas and their applications together, thus making the most of the fact that Quebec is historically the center of excellence plasmas. Thus, considering the socio-economic relevance of plasma-based technologies and the ability of Plasma-Québec to bring together a critical mass of researchers, we are convinced that this integrative grouping is able to achieve its ambitious objectives of capitalizing on The complementarity of its members in order to continue to tackle new cutting-edge themes at the international level and to contribute to Québec’s economic growth by constantly supporting the R & D of its industries.