About


The Princeton Collaborative Low Temperature Plasma Research Facility (PCRF) is focused on low temperature plasma physics and is open to all users.

The PCRF provides state-of-the-art research capabilities and expertise for comprehensive characterization of low temperature plasma (LTP) properties with the goal to advance methods of predictive control of LTP with a focus on plasma-liquid and plasma-solid interactions, collective phenomena in LTP, and use of LTP in modern applications (e.g. material synthesis and processing).

The facility is formed from the existing low temperature plasma laboratories at PPPL and the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) Department of Princeton University (PU), with a total collective lab space greater than 7000 sq. ft., each located within 3 miles from each other.

The PCRF research and facility program are built on the existing and fruitful collaboration between PPPL and PU MAE researchers, and demonstrated excellent track record of successful integration of experimental and modeling research in their collaborative efforts. PCRF users will be able to access PPPL/PU computer network and helpdesk services, and use PPPL engineering, facilities, and administrative services. Staff of PCRF and PCRF users have direct access to specialized laboratories and institutes at the Princeton University such as the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM) with state-of-the-art materials evaluation diagnostics.