PLasma EXpansion in Interaction with Surfaces (PLEXIS)


Research group Plasma & Materials Processing (P&MP), Professor R. van de Sanden, PhD, department Applied Physics TU/e


Reactor where all the conditions are created to produce a PLASMA (gas discharge or ionized gas).
The research focuses on the behavior of a PLASMA when it comes into contact with different surfaces.

The set-up is controlled and visualized by a modern PLC controller and HMI (Human Machine Interface) Visualization software.


  • Industrial Siemens PLC controller with "InTouch" Proces Control Visualization, including Historical data logging and Trending.
  • Plasma arc power SMPS (Switch Mode Power Supply) 3*15 Kw
  • Electromagnets to supply the reactor with magnetic force field SMPS, 4*20 Kw