About the project

The Plasma Data Exchange Project is a community-based project which was initiated as a result of a public discussion held at the 2010 Gaseous Electronics Conference (GEC), a leading international meeting for the Low-Temperature Plasma community. This project 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 modeling and for interpretation of experiments.

At the heart of the Plasma Data Exchange Project is LXcat (pronounced "elecscat"), an open-access website for collecting, displaying, and downloading electron and ion scattering cross sections, swarm parameters (mobility, diffusion coefficient, etc.), reaction rates, energy distribution functions, etc. and other data required for modeling low temperature plasmas. The available data bases have been contributed by members of the community and are indicated by the contributor's chosen title.

This is a dynamic website, evolving as contributors add or upgrade data. Check back again frequently.

Supporting organizations

  • Laboratory on Plasma and Conversion of Energy
  • French National Centre for Scientific Research
  • RŽseau Plasmas Froids
  • Chatham University
  • Kinema Research & Software
  • The Universidad Nacional Aut—noma de Mexico
  • Curtin University
  • The European Organization for Nuclear Research
  • Instituto Superior Tecnico
  • Drake University
  • Troitsk Institute for Innovation and Fusion Research
  • Quantemol Ltd
  • Laboratoire de Physique des Gaz et des Plasmas
  • Japan Institute of Space and Astronautical Science
  • York University
  • ABB Corporate Research
  • Eindhoven University of Technology
  • RTRA STAE Toulouse