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JCP Editors' Choice for 2014
The Editors of The Journal of Chemical Physics facilitate publication of the most innovative and influential articles in the field of chemical physics each year.  In their collection, the Editors have selected a few of the many notable JCP articles published in 2014 that present significant and definitive research in experimental and theoretical areas of the field.  This collection represents only a small fraction of the important research published in JCP in 2014 and is representative of the broad cross-section of topics that the journal covers.  These articles are freely available online until the end of 2015.
Among the 2780 papers published in 2014, the followig paper was selected:

On the time scale associated with Monte carlo simulations.
K.M. Bal and E.C. Neyts
J. Chem. Phys., 141, 204104 (2014)

In-situ chemical trapping of oxygen in the splitting of carbon dioxide by plasma.
R. Aerts, R. Snoeckx and A. Bogaerts
Plasma Process. Polymers, 11, 985-992 (2014)

Special issue 'Fundamentals of Plasma-Surface Interactions'
A special issue "Fundamentals of Plasma-Surface Interactions" in Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, with Annemie Bogaerts (PLASMANT), Erik C. Neyts (PLASMANT) and Antoine Rousseau (LPP, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France) as guest editors, has recently been published online and is available at: iopscience.iop.org/0022-3727/47/22.

Occurrence of gas flow rotational motion inside the ICP torch: a computational and experimental study.
M. Aghaei, L. Flamigni, H. Lindner, D. Günther and A. Bogaerts
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 29, 249-261 (2014)

Plasma nanoscience: from nano-solids in plasmas to nano-plasmas in solids.
K. Ostrikov, E.C. Neyts and M. Meyyappan
Adv. Phys., 62, 113-224 (2013)
The journal belongs to the top 0.1% of papers in the academic field of Physics.

Plasma-based dry reforming: a computational study ranging from the nanoseconds to seconds time scale.
R. Snoeckx, R. Aerts, X. Tu and A.1nbsp;Bogaerts
J. Phys. Chem. C, 117, 4957-4970 (2013)

Defect healing and enhanced nucleation of carbon nanotubes by low-energy ion bombardment.
E.C. Neyts, K. Ostrikov, Z.J. Han, S. Kumar, A.C.T. van Duin and A. Bogaerts
Phys. Rev. Lett., 110, 065501 (2013)

Atomic-scale simulations of reactive oxygen plasma species interacting with bacterial cell walls.
M. Yusupov, E.C. Neyts, U. Khalilov, R. Snoeckx, A.C.T. van Duin and A. Bogaerts
New J. Phys., 14, 093043 (2012) (selected as one of the IOPselect” publications)

Self-limiting oxidation in small-diameter Si nanowires.
U. Khalilov, G. Pourtois, A.C.T. van Duin and E.C. Neyts
Chem. Mater., 24, 2141-2147 (2012)

Simultaneous etching and deposition processes during the etching of silicon with a Cl2/O2/Ar inductively coupled plasma.
S. Tinck, D. Shamiryan and A. Bogaerts
Plasma Process. Polym., 8, 490-499 (2011)

Catalyzed growth of carbon nanotube with definable chirality by hydrid molecular dynamics – force biased Monte Carlo simulations.
E.C. Neyts, Y. Shibuta, A.C.T. van Duin and A. Bogaerts
ACSNano, 4, 6665-6672 (2010)

Laser ablation for analytical sampling: what can we learn from modeling?
A. Bogaerts, Z. Chen, R. Gijbels and A. Vertes
Spectrochim. Acta B, 58, 1867-1893 (2003)
(awarded the Elsevier/Spectrochimica Acta Atomic Spectroscopy Award 2003)

Gas discharge plasmas and their applications.
A. Bogaerts, E. Neyts, R. Gijbels and J.J.A.M. van der Mullen
Spectrochim. Acta B, 57, 609-658 (2002)  (invited review paper)



Research mission

In the research group PLASMANT we develop and apply numerical models for

with the aim to optimize the applications of plasmas and lasers (e.g., in materials and nanotechnology, analytical chemistry, environmental and medical applications).

Furthermore, we also built a plasma reactor for studying greenhouse gas conversion into value-added chemicals.



Plasma, Laser Ablation and Surface Modelling - ANTwerp
University of Antwerp, Dept. Chemistry
Campus Drie Eiken
Universiteitsplein 1
2610 Antwerpen-Wilrijk
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