November 6-10

LXCat Discussion

The annual informal LXCat discussion is tentatively scheduled for 7 pm, Wednesday 8 November. The meeting room will be announced later. Organizing the session is Dr. Larry Viehland, Professor of Chemistry, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA.

In 2010 the Gaseous Electronics Conference (GEC) initiated the Plasma Data Exchange Project1 (PDEP), an informal, community-based project that aims to address, at least in part, the well-recognized needs for the community to organize the means of collecting, evaluating and sharing data both for modelling and for interpretation of experiments.

At the heart of the PDEP is the open-access website, LXCat, developed by researchers at LAPLACE (Laboratoire Plasma et Conversion d’Energie, Toulouse, France). LXCat is a platform for archiving and manipulating collections of data related to electron scattering and transport in cold, neutral gases, organized in databases set-up by individual members or institutions of the LTPS community.

1GEC Plasma Data Exchange Project, L. C. Pitchford, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 46 (2013) 330301, doi:10.1088/0022-3727/46/33/330301