The LAPLACE laboratory at the Université Toulouse III-Paul Sabatier in France is one of the major physics centers for low-temperature plasma research. The head of the Plasma Diagnostics and Modelling research group at the Department of Plasma Physics and Technology, Assoc. prof. Tomáš Hoder, has been collaborating with this laboratory for a long time.
In the framework of the project MOBILITY France of Czech MŠMT, Assoc. prof. Hoder went to Toulouse for a month stay in September 2023. He was invited to France by his colleague Assoc. prof. Nicolas Naudé, with whom he is jointly supervising a PhD student Corentin Bajon. We wrote about their student's work at our department this spring.
Assoc. prof. Tomáš Hoder together with his French colleagues is working on research on barrier discharges in CO2. Their goal is to understand the mechanism of CO2 dissociation in different intensity discharges under atmospheric stress: from Towsend-like to nanosecond pulse discharges. He last visited his French colleagues two years ago, after the end of the Covid pandemic.