66th Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference
September 30 - October 4, 2013 • Princeton, New Jersey

Abstract Submission

Postdeadline Abstract Submission will close on August 26, 2013.

Contributed papers may be given orally in a 15-minute timeslot (12 minutes for presentation and 3 minutes for questions) or as a poster. For either mode, authors must submit an abstract, which briefly but accurately describes new scientific work.

Contributors must submit abstracts using the American Physical Society (APS) online web submission process at http://abs.aps.org/.

To submit an abstract, you must (1) use the GEC sorting category list when submitting (see sorting categories below), (2) know the correct ordering of authors and collaborators, and (3) submit abstract content. The website will ask you for an APS membership number. If you are not an APS member you can type “GEC abstract” in the member ID box when submitting.

For general Abstract Submission information click here.

The webpage will guide you through the submission process. We strongly recommend that you proofread your formatted abstract before submission. This is done by logging onto http://abs.aps.org/ and selecting the meeting “TEST.” When you are ready to submit your abstract, select the GEC2013 meeting button. Submit your abstract information when prompted. If you encounter problems during the abstract submission process, please contact the APS Abstract Helpline.

Oral And Poster Session Sorting Categories


The Executive Committee solicits contributed oral and poster presentations on the wide range of topics typically addressed at the GEC. The abstract sorting categories are listed below; but you may always contact an Executive Committee member for assistance if you have difficulty choosing the category which best fits your work.

1 Atomic and Molecular Processes
1.1 Electron and photon collisions with atoms and molecules: excitation
1.2 Electron and photon collisions with atoms and molecules: ionization
1.3 Heavy particle collisions
1.4 Dissociation, recombination and attachment
1.5 Distribution functions and transport coefficients for electrons and ions
1.6 Other atomic and molecular collision phenomena

2 Plasma science
2.1 Non-equilibrium kinetics of low-temperature plasmas
2.2 Basic plasma physics phenomena in low-temperature plasmas
2.3 Plasma boundaries: sheaths, boundary layers, others
2.4 Gas phase plasma chemistry
2.5 Plasma-surface interactions
2.6 Plasma diagnostic techniques
2.7 Plasma modeling and simulation
2.8 Glows: dc, pulsed, microwave, others
2.9 Capacitively coupled plasmas
2.10 Inductively coupled plasmas
2.11 Magnetically-enhanced plasmas: ECR, helicon, magnetron, others
2.12 High pressure discharges: dielectric barrier discharges, coronas, breakdown, sparks
2.13 Microdischarges: dc, rf, microwave
2.14 Thermal plasmas: arcs, jets, switches, others
2.15 Plasmas in liquids
2.16 Negative ion and dust particle containing plasmas
2.17 Other plasma science topics

3 Plasma applications
3.1 Plasmas for light production: laser media, glows, arcs, flat panels, and novel sources
3.2 Plasma etching
3.3 Plasma deposition
3.4 Plasma ion implantation
3.5 Green plasma technologies: environmental and energy applications
3.6 Plasma processing for photovoltaic applications
3.7 Biological and biomedical applications of plasmas
3.8 Plasma propulsion and aerodynamics
3.9 Plasmas for nanotechnologies, flexible electronics, and other emerging applications

4 Special arranged sessions
4.1 Workshop on plasma-surface interactions: from fusion to semiconductor processing
4.2 Workshop on weakly-ionized non-equilibrium air plasma at moderate and high pressures: generation and maintenance, modeling, diagnostics and applications.
4.3 Workshop on the mysteries and challenges of negative ion sources
4.4 Workshop on the plasma data exchange project
4.5 The scientific legacy of Arthur Phelps