November 6-10

LXCat Discussion

LXCat Discussion, organized by LARRY VIEHLAND, Professor of Chemistry, Chatham College —

In 2010 the Gaseous Electronics Conference (GEC) initiated the Plasma Data Exchange* Project (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.
LXCat ( is an open-access, web-based platform for storing, exchanging, and manipulating data needed for the electron and ion components in cold, non- equilibrium plasma. The LXCat session, Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 pm in the Duquesne Room, is organized to facilitate the discussion of the future of the LXCat database. Everyone with interest in LXCat is encouraged to attend this GEC2017 event. At GEC2016, about 60 people were present and the discussion was lively. A couple of people prepared short presentations, but it was an informal event (i.e., no abstracts, etc).

*GEC Plasma Data Exchange Project, L. C. Pitchford, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 46 (2013) 330301,