the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are possible candidate agencies for this responsibility.

The panel recommends that the responsible agency focus on funding low-temperature plasma science. Such projects would include the physics and chemistry of the plasma sheath; plasma stability; electrodeless plasma production; magnetic field effects on plasmas; improved diagnostics to help understand surface and sheath effects and plasma stability; energy and charge transfer from plasmas to particulates; and improved utilization of computers.



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