Particle – Based Plasma Virtual Lab


Development of models, at different time scales and length, based on the particle representation (Particle-in-Cell, Monte Carlo and Molecular Dynamics) gas / plasma non-equilibrium systems for applications in the aerospace, energy and materials science

People Involved



CNR Researcher

Group Coordinator 



CNR Researcher



CNR Researcher



CNR Researcher

Facilities & Labs

HPC Cluster and Services @ Bari

Linee di Ricerca


  1. F. Taccogna, R. Schneider, S. Longo, M. Capitelli, Kinetic simulations of plasma thrusters, Plasma Source Sci. and Technol., 17, 024003, (2008) ISNN: 0963-0252; doi: 10.1088/0963-0252/17/2/024003
  2. F. Taccogna, S. Longo, M. Capitelli, R. Schneider, Anomalous Transport induced by Sheath Instability in Hall Effect Thrusters, Applied Physics Letters, 94, (251502), (2009) ISNN: 0003-6951; doi: 10.1063/1.3152270
  3. F. Taccogna, P. Minelli, S. Longo, M. Capitelli, R. Schneider, Modeling of a negative ion source III. Two-dimensional structure of the extraction region, Phys. Plasmas 17, 063502, (2010) ISNN: 1070-664X; doi: 10.1063/1.3431635
  4. F. Taccogna, P. Minelli, S. Longo, Three-dimensional structure of the extraction region of a hybrid negative ion source, Plasma Sources Sci. and Technol., 22, 045019, (2013) ISNN: 0963-0252; doi: 10.1088/0963-0252/22/4/045019
  5. N. Oudini, N. Sirse, F. Taccogna, A. R. Ellingboe and A. Bendib, Photo-detachment signal analysis to accurately determine electronegativity, electron temperature, and charged species density, Appl. Phys. Lett. 109, 124101 (2016); doi: 10.1063/1.4963138
  6. Maria Rutigliano, Fernando Pirani, Selectivity in the inelastic rotational scattering of hydrogen molecules from graphite, Chem. Phys., 479, 11–19, (2016), doi:10.1016/j.chemphys.2016.09.002
  7. Maria Rutigliano, Nico Sanna, Amedeo Palma, Multiple approach to model unpaired spin density effects in H-ZSM5 zeolite with extra-framework O atom: H-abstraction reaction from methane, Computational and Theoretical Chemistry, 1074, 9-18, (2015), doi: 10.1016/j.comptc.2015.10.002
  8. M. Rutigliano, P. Gamallo, R. Sayós, S. Orlandini, and M. Cacciatore, A molecular dynamics simulation of hydrogen atoms collisions on an H-preadsorbed silica surface, Plasma Sources Science and Technology, 23, 045016, (2014), doi: 10.1088/0963-0252/23/4/045016
  9. M. Rutigliano, D. Santoro, M. Balat-Pichelin, Hydrogen atom recombination on tungsten at high temperature: Experiment and Molecular Dynamics Simulation, Surface Science, 628, 66-75, (2014), doi: 10.1016/j.susc.2014.05.007
  10. Costantino Zazza, Maria Rutigliano, Nico Sanna, Vincenzo Barone, Mario Cacciatore, Oxygen Adsorption on b-Quartz Model Surfaces: Some Insights from Density Functional Theory Calculations and Semiclassical Time-Dependent Dynamics, J. Phys. Chem. A, 116, 1975−1983, (2012), doi: 10.1021/jp205517j
  11. C.M. Coppola, G. Mizzi, D. Bruno, F. Esposito, D. Galli, F. Palla, S. Longo, State-to-state vibrational kinetics of H2 and H2+ in a post-shock cooling gas with primordial composition, MNRAS, 457, 3732-3742, (2016), doi: 10.1093/mnras/stw198
  12. D. Bruno, A. Frezzotti, G.P. Ghiroldi, Oxygen transport properties estimation by classical trajectory-direct simulation Monte Carlo, Phys. Fluids, 27, 057101, (2015), doi: 10.1063/1.4921157
  13. V. Laporta, D. Bruno, Electron-vibration energy exchange models in nitrogen-containing plasma flows, J. Chem. Phys., 138, 104319, (2013), doi: 10.1063/1.4794690
  14. D. Bruno, F. Esposito, V. Giovangigli, Relaxation of rotational-vibrational energy and volume viscosity in H-H2 mixtures, J. Chem. Phys., 138, 084302, (2013), doi: 10.1063/1.4792148
  15. D. Bruno, P. Facchi, S. Longo, P. Minelli, S. Pascazio, A. Scardicchio,  Quantum Zeno Effect in a Model Multilevel Molecule, J. Phys. Chem. A, 113, 14875-14886, (2009), doi: 10.1021/jp9050512


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