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Laboratoire de physique des gaz et des plasmas

Research unit


LPGP focuses its research on the study of plasmas and ionized gases (hot plasmas produced by thermonuclear fusion or laser-plasma interaction, as well as so-called cold plasmas). The large variety of plasma applications involves LPGP researchers in many different projects ranging from surface treatment (biological, metallic, semi-conducting or polymers) to the destruction of waste particles and air pollution decrease (air purificiation), the analysis of surface contaminating particles, or even controlled fusion. Therefore, the LPGP is an active partner in teight relation with other academic research centers, as well as industry-leading corporations and industries.


  • Mr Tiberiu MINEA

Innovation themes

Map and access

Bâtiment 210, Centre scientifique d'Orsay
91405 ORSAY

Our research areas


- design and deveopment of new plasma processes, plasma sources (electrons/ions) and other elemental or specific sources (atoms, radicals, negative ions...), plasma jets
- characterization and modeling of electrical discharge phenomena
- discharge setups for diagnostic of size, charge, and concentration of aerosol particles
- acceleration of relativistic electrons via laser induced plasma
- thin film growth
- depollution of gases
- plasma interaction with biological media (DNA, molcules, viruses)
- development of new ultra-fast high-voltage pulsed power supply systems
- static and dynamic properties of high energy density plasmas

Applications sectors

  • Biotechnology
  • Other business
  • Energy
  • Health / wellness
  • Aeronautics / Aerospace
  • Automotive industry
  • Electronic / photonics
  • Other industry
  • Mechanics
  • Materials (Metal, Glass, Ceramic, Composite...)

Total number of employees

Total number of employees : 54
Number of researchers : 30
Number of doctoral students : 11

Equipment(s) open to collaboration

Academics and industry:
- LASERs (OPO, accordable diode, quantum cascades)
- Optical spectroscopy (UVU, UV, visible, Near IR, FRIT)
- Ultra-fast imaging (ns)
- High voltage impulsion base power supply
- Chromatography
- Electrical diagnostic of plasmas


Our results

Valuation offer

Gaphyor : Atomic database

Projects examples

- European Plasma Research Accelerator with eXcellence In Applications (EuPRAXIA) : submit the design a 5GeV plasma accelerator (world premiere)
- EuroLeap project

Industrial and scientific relations

Scientific collaborations

LPGP collaborates with public academic institutions both in France and abroad (USA, Brazil, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, Czeck Republic , Belgium, Romania?)

Private collaborations

LPGP has partnerships with start-ups, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and industry leaders, both in France and abroad. These partnerships cover several fields such as automotive, aeronautics, electric industry, space exploration, defense, energy, electro-ceramics and microelectronics, coatings, biology, additive manufacturing,...


Establishments of affiliation