Guest editorial: special issue on plenary and invited papers from ICOPS'2012
2016-08-01T10:19:47Z (GMT) by
The 39th International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS) was held in Edinburgh, Scotland in July 2012. This was the third time that the conference was organized outsideNorth America, the previous ones being in Karlsruhe (Germany) in 2008 and Jeju (S. Korea) in 2003. The technical programme combined seven technical areas of plasma science and technology covering a wide range of topics. The conference featured a wide range of advances in innovative plasma and beam science and applications, and served as a venue for an international community to meet and discuss their ideas and research results. More than 800 abstracts were received in 35 different topical areas, with more than half the papers originated outside the United State. The conference was attended by over 600 delegates and counted with the participation of over 200 registered students.