The ATW 2016 event has taken place and has been a great success. You find below the original final announcement with links to some papers provided by the lecturers to better prepare to the workshop, and a few selected presentations' slides.
Below a little video commemorative of the event.
Aerospace Thematic Workshops at Aussois - Final Announcement
Fundamentals of Collisions of Fast Particles with Surfaces
September 11-16 2016, CNRS Conference Centre Paul Langevin, Aussois, France
The 2016 AEROSPACE THEMATIC WORKSHOP on "Fundamentals of of Collisions of Fast Particles with Surfaces" will take place during the week of 11-16 September 2016 at the well known CNRS Conference Centre Paul Langevin, Aussois, at the heart of the beautiful French Alps. This is the very first conference of its kind, in a consecrated series dedicated to the fundamental issues of scientific disciplines relevant to aeronautics and space.
Previous editions of the workshops were dedicated to flow and combustion control by plasmas and held in Villa Monastero, Italy (2007), Les Houches (2009, 2011 & 2015) and Aussois (2013).
The workshop aims to survey the state of the art of our knowledge in the physics and chemistry of high-speed particle collisions (5000 -15000 m/s, several eV energy) with solid surfaces, namely:
- surface accommodation and subsurface bond breaking and damage
- chemical abstraction, oxidation, etc.
- atom exchange reactions
- emission of radiation, absorption of radiation from the hot boundary layer and the reaction products and subsequent photo-chemistry
- reaction of the ablated elements with the boundary layer of the incoming fluid flow
- ionization and plasma formation
All these mechanisms are present in several important applications and industrial domains:
- Reentry heat shield design and manufacture
- Energetic material explosive decomposition
- Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapour Deposition of semi conductors
- Erosion of electrodes and insulators in plasma thrusters
- Action of solar wind, Extreme Ultraviolet optics
- Divertor interactions in fusion machines.
Besides, these issues are of fundamental scientific interest.
A fair level of understanding has been reached in these areas: refined quantum-mechanical approaches are used, sophisticated experimental methodologies have been developed and modelling has reached a high predictive level.
Yet it is felt that further progress may ensue from cross fertilisation between the communities concerned. It is the ambition of this workshop to gather their best leaders in order to discuss modelling of the physical-chemical phenomena, experimental diagnostic strategies, development of more resilient heat shields, better tailored explosives or flawless crystalline deposits. Some of these leaders from Europe, Russia and the USA have expressed their interest in the project and are expected to give very enlightening presentations.
All aspects of particle collisions with surfaces are to be covered, including applications, diagnostics and modelling. Young scientists and students are welcome. To stimulate presentation of novel ideas and open discussions, please note that there are no proceedings, that all participants are expected to attend the entire conference and are encouraged to submit posters. The format is very similar to that of Gordon Research conferences, thus allowing plenty of time for informal discussions and interaction between participants.
The conference is organized by:
- Prof. Pere Roca i Cabarrocas (Chairperson,Laboratoire de Physique des Interfaces et Couches Minces, Ecole Polytechnique de Paris-Saclay)
- Prof. Svetlana Starikovskaia (vice-Chairperson, Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique de Paris-Saclay)
- Prof. Christophe Laux (vice-Chairperson, Ecole Centrale de Paris)
- Prof. Jean-Marcel Rax (Ecole Polytechnique)
- Dr. Jean-Pierre Taran (local organisation, Eucass & Onera)
Scientific Advisory Committee
- Prof. Alexander Belyaev (St Petersburg Polytechnic University)
- Prof. Yevgeniy Bondar (ITAM)
- Prof. Pablo Gamallo (Universitat de Barcelona)
- Prof. Aart Kleijn (Director Center of Interface Dynamics for Sustainability, Chengdu City)
- Prof. Doyle Knight (Rutgers University)
- Prof. Ana Lacoste (LPSC, Université Grenoble-Alpes)
- Prof. Michèle Leduc (LKB, Ecole Normale Supérieure)
- Prof. Igor Lipatov (TsAGI)
- Prof. Elaine Oran (Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland)
- Prof. Elena Kustova (Mathematics and Mechanics, St Petersburg State University)
- Prof. Yevgeny Raitses (PPPL)
- Prof. Pascale Roubin (PIIM, Aix Marseille Université)
The programme will feature twenty invited lectures. Presentations will address fundamental issues, experimental challenges, measurement methods and advanced numerical simulation.
Regular participants are encouraged to submit communications in poster format for review by the Committee.
To foster the exchange of novel ideas, there will be no papers nor proceedings.
Program of invited lectures
The program is virtually complete. You can download it here or clicking on the thumbnail below.
Interested future participants can find below a few articles (published, pre-prints or open access) in no particular order to read in advance to the meeting to get acquainted with the speakers. The access is restricted to the registered participants. If you are interested, send an
- Molecular Simulation of Oxygen Reactions with Realistic Silica and Carbon Surfaces at High Temperature
Schwartzentruber, T. E. and Poovathingal, S. and Stern, E.
- Thermal Protection System Crack Growth Simulation Using Advanced Grid Morphing Techniques
Titov, E. V. and Levin, D. A. and Picetti, Donald J. and Anderson, Brian P.
- Advanced Models for Vibrational and Chemical Kinetics Applied to Mars Entry Aerothermodynamics
Armenise, Iole and Reynier, Philippe and Kustova, Elena
- The physical effects arising at interaction of a high-speed dusty flow with a blunted body MPH-34
Vasilevskii, E. B. and Ershova, T. V. and Mikhatulin, D. S. and Yakovleva, L. V.
- Modeling of Glow Radiation in the Rarefied Flow About an Orbiting Spacecraft
Gimelshein, S. F. and Levin, D. A. and Collins, R. J.
- Kinetic analysis of interaction between N atoms and O-covered Ru(0001)
Kang, Kai and Kleyn, A. W. and Gleeson, M. A.
- Three Dimensional Simulations of Backflows from Ion Thruster Plumes using Unstructured Grid Refinement Techniques
Korkut, B. and Levin, D. A.
- A molecular dynamics simulation of hydrogen atoms collisions on an H-preadsorbed silica surface
Rutigliano, M and Gamallo, P and Sayós, R and Orlandini, S and Cacciatore, M
- Survey of aerodynamics and aerothermodynamics efforts carried out in the frame of Mars exploration projects
- Study Of Non-Reactive Scattering From Graphene Using Molecular Beam Experiments And Molecular Dynamics
Mehta, N. A., Levin, D. A., Murray, V. J. and Minton, T. K.
- Eley-Rideal Reactions with N Atoms at Ru(0001): Formation of NO and N 2
Zaharia, Teodor and Kleyn, Aart W. and Gleeson, Michael A.
- Inelastic and Reactive Scattering Dynamics of Hyperthermal O and O2 on Hot Vitreous Carbon Surfaces
Murray, V. J. and Marshall, B. C. and Woodburn, P. J. and Minton, T. K.
- Quantum-Chemical Modeling of Energetic Materials: Chemical Reactions Triggered by Defects, Deformations, and Electronic Excitations
Kuklja, M. M.
- Molecular Theory of Detonation Initiation: Insight from First Principles Modeling of the Decomposition Mechanisms of Organic Nitro Energetic Materials
Tsyshevsky, R.V.and Sharia, O. and Kuklja, M. M.
- Photochemistry of the α-Al2O3 -PETN Interface
Tsyshevsky, R. V. and Zverev, A. and Mitrofanov, A. and Rashkeev, S. N. and M. Kuklja, M. M.
- Negative-ion surface production in hydrogen plasmas: Determination of the negative- ion energy and angle distribution function using mass spectrometry
Dubois, J. P. J. and Achkasov, K. and Kogut, D. and Ahmad, A. and Layet, J. M. and Simonin, A. and Cartry, G.
- Enhanced negative ion yields on diamond surfaces at elevated temperatures
Kumar, P. and Ahmad, A. and Pardanaud, C. and Carrère, M. and Layet, J. M. and Cartry, G. and Silva, F. and Gicquel, A. and and Engeln, R.
- Recombination and chemical energy accommodation coefficients from chemical dynamics simulations: O/O2 mixtures reacting over a β-cristobalite (001) surface
Morón, V. and Gamallo, P. and Martin-Gondre, L. andCrespos, C. and Larregaray, P. and Sayós, R.
- ReaxFF molecular dynamics simulations of CO collisions on an O-preadsorbed silica surface
Gamallo, P. and Prats, H. and Ramón, S.
Below you find the slides of certain lectures (in no particular order) with unpublished results redacted. As the papers above, the access is restricted to the registered participants. If you are interested, send an
- Surface production of negative-ions in low pressure hydrogen plasmas: application to negative-ion sources for fusion
Presented by Cartry, G.
- Gas-surface processes on re-entry heat shields
Presented by Gamallo, P.
- Molecular Dynamics simulations of molecular surface processes: a global theoretical approach
Presented by Rutigliano, M.
- Direct ER reactions of hyperthermal atoms and molecules at surfaces
Presented by Kleyn, A. W.
- Advanced Models for Vibrational and Chemical Kinetics Applied to Mars Entry Aerothermodynamics
Presented by Kustova, E.
- Multi-scale Studies of Gas-surface Interactions for High Mach Number Flows
Presented by Levin, D. A.
- Low Temperature PECVD epitaxy : How does it work ?
Presented by Roca, P.
- Mesoscale ablation for carbon/carbon composite in re-entry environment
Presented by Couzi, J.
Informal unscheduled presentation
- Advanced optical measurements for gas discharges and flows
Presented by Taran, J.P.
Below you find certain posters (in no particular order). The access is restricted to the registered participants. If you are interested, send an
- Study of the production of vibrationally excited molecules of hydrogen H2 (X1 Σg+,v’’) on surfaces by indirect and direct diagnostics
Presented by Bès, A.
The Paul Langevin conference centre is located at an elevation of 1500m, 7 km from the city of Modane with direct rail links to Paris and Turin. For details, please consult the conference centre webpage.
Easy access at all seasons
By road, motorway and/or railway (TGV to Modane from Paris). By plane: national airports (Chambéry, Annecy) or international airports (Lyon, Geneva,Turin) and direct link with Modane by motorway.
Bus rental available in Modane for pick-up or tour
For information, contact Christa Balzer
Tel : +33 (0) 4 79 20 42 05
Fax : +33 (0) 4 79 20 30 44
Registration, fees and relevant documents
This Application Form (doc or pdf format) must be used to apply for participation to the workshop.
If you wish to apply, please e-mail the Application Form to Jean-Pierre Taran soon because we anticipate that the workshop will be over-subscribed.
When your application is accepted, your room will be reserved by us and you will receive a notification and an invoice via email.
Complete information concerning posters is contained on that form.
Please find below the event fees for the participants categories considered:
|Early Bird||After 15th July 2016|
Please note that cancellation fees apply if the request comes in the last six weeks before the event.
They confer the participant 2-year membership to the Eucass association and reduced registration fee at the forthcoming Eucass congress (see last conference website here).
The fee is to be paid by bank transfer to Beneficiary Eucass:
IBAN BE07 0015 0676 5866
Please be sure to mention “ATW collisions” and your name to facilitate tracking of your payment.
In addition to the workshop fees, there will be a flat rate fee for accommodation, lunches, dinners and coffee breaks of about 500 euros (rate from Sunday evening till Friday in single room). This fee must be paid directly to the Paul Langevin Center upon arrival.
It is possible to stay in a double room for a reduced fee of 450 euros. Please indicate this on sending the application form.
Payment for the accommodation can be made by credit card (except American Express), checks or cash.
We look forward to meeting you there!