Atmospheric Pressure Plasmas: Processes, Technology and Applications

Margaret Parker (Editor)

Series: Physics Research and Technology
BISAC: SCI055000




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Plasma is one of the most fundamental states of matter other than solid, liquid and gaseous. It consists of positive ions, neutral atoms, electrons, negative ions and neutral or charged molecules can be identified. Generally, plasma can be classified according to its gas temperature. Atmospheric-pressure plasma (APP), is actually a partly ionized gas. Non-equilibrium APP has an ability to produce a mixture of reactive species including, reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reactive nitrogen species (RNS), which can act as biologically active agents. This book discusses the processes, technology and applications of APPs. The first chapter examines the influence of APPs on biomolecules. Chapter Two focuses on the development and application of optical techniques for diagnosing gliding arc discharge at atmospheric pressure, emphasis being placed on gaining a better understanding of the spatial, temporal and spectral discharge characteristics. Chapter Three presents several approaches for such free-form plasma activation of different plastics and polymers based on direct and indirect dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) plasmas. Chapter Four reviews the combination of plasmachemical oxidation PCO and atmospheric pressure chemical vapour deposition APCVD for creating novel functional surfaces. Chapter Five reviews the impact of gas diffusion barrier film synthesis on polymers by atmospheric pressure plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition. Chapter Six presents and discusses some of the most recent applications of microwave plasmas, with the view of understanding microwave plasma behaviour. Chapter Seven discusses selective synthesis of self-standing carbon nanostructures using microwave driven plasmas at atmospheric pressure conditions. Chapter Eight studies the application of non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasma in textiles. Chapter Nine reviews a current state of the art and opportunities for the use of plasma surface treatment in the coating and conversion of paper products. (Imprint: Nova)


Chapter 1. Influence of Atmospheric Pressure Plasma on Biomolecules
Bharti Arora, Masaharu Shiratani, Eun Ha Choi, and Pankaj Attri (Department of Applied Science, The Northcap University, (Formerly ITM University), Gurgaon, Haryana, India, and others)

Chapter 2. Optical Diagnostics of a Gliding Arc Discharge at Atmospheric Pressure
Jiajian Zhu, Yukihiro Kusano and Zhongshan Li (Science and Technology on Scramjet Laboratory, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, China, and others)

Chapter 3. Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Activation of Free-Form Surfaces
Alexander Gredner, Chris Janker, Christoph Gerhard, and Stephan Wieneke (University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology, Göttingen, Germany, and others)

Chapter 4. The Combination of Plasmachemical Oxidation PCO and Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Vapour Deposition APCVD for Creating Novel Functional Surfaces
S. Spange, J. Schmidt, A. Pfuch, O. Beier, E. Jäger, L. Friedrich, and C. Wiegand (INNOVENT e.V., Jena, Germany, and others)

Chapter 5. Roll-to-Roll Deposition of High Performance Gas Diffusion Barriers on Polymers using a New Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Technology Platform
S. A. Starostin and H. W. de Vries (FUJIFILM Manufacturing Europe B.V., Tilburg, Netherlands, and others)

Chapter 6. Recent Trends in Applications of Atmospheric Pressure Microwave Plasmas
Rocío Rincón, José Muñoz, Cristóbal Melero and María Dolores Calzada (Laboratorio de Innovación en Plasmas, Edificio Einstein (C2), Campus de Rabanales, Universidad de Córdoba, Córdoba, Spain)

Chapter 7. Microwave Plasmas Applied for Synthesis of Free-Standing Carbon Nanostructures at Atmospheric Pressure Conditions
E. Tatarova, A. Dias, E. Felizardo, N. Bundaleski, M. Abrashev, J. Henriques, Z. Rakočević, and L.L. Alves (Instituto de Plasmas e Fusão Nuclear, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 8. Application of Non-Thermal Atmospheric Pressure Plasma in Textiles
Shital Palaskar and A. N. Deasi (Bombay Textile Research Association, Mumbai, India)

Chapter 9. Surface Modification of Paper and Paperboards using Atmospheric Pressure Plasmas
D. Kováčik, T. Homola, D. Skácelová, H. Čech, and M. Černák (R&D Center for Low-Cost Plasma and Nanotechnology Surface Modification (CEPLANT), Department of Physical Electronics, Faculty of Science, Kotlářská, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic)


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