Plasma Processes and Polymers
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Recently Published Articles
- O2/HMDSO-Plasma-Deposited Organic–Inorganic Hybrid Film for Gate Dielectric of MgZnO Thin-Film Transistor
Chih-Hung Tsai, Yun-Shiuan Li, I-Chun Cheng and Jian-Zhang Chen
Article first published online: 5 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201300107
An O2/HMDSO-plasma-deposited organic–inorganic hybrid film is used as the gate dielectric of MgZnO thin-film transistors. The SiOSi/SiCH3 FTIR absorption ratio of the deposited film increases with the process power and O2/HMDSO precursor flow ratio. Low SiOSi/SiCH3 FTIR absorption ratio in the gate dielectric improves the TFT switching property but deteriorates the gate insulating property.
- Increased Fibroblast Cell Proliferation and Migration Using Atmospheric N2/Ar Micro-Plasma for the Stimulated Release of Fibroblast Growth Factor-7
Minh-Hien Thi Ngo, Jiunn-Der Liao, Pei-Lin Shao, Chih-Chang Weng and Chen-Young Chang
Article first published online: 5 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201300098
In situ assessment of cell functions on N2/Ar micro-plasma exposed fibroblast cells is examined to better understand the effect of atmospheric low-dose plasma treatment. This work provides a potential of using micro-plasma system for cells related studies and the improvement of cutaneous wound healing.
- Generation of Uniform Large-Area VHF Plasmas by Launching a Traveling Wave
Hsin-Liang Chen, Yen-Cheng Tu, Cheng-Chang Hsieh, Chi-Fong Ai, Wen-Fa Tsai and Keh-Chyang Leou
Article first published online: 5 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201300101
This paper proposes an innovative technique to generate uniform large-area very high frequency (VHF) plasmas by launching two specific standing waves simultaneously. The feasibility of this technique has been successfully demonstrated using HFSS (high frequency structure simulator). The simulation results obtained with HFSS are surprisingly comparable with a 2D self-consistent plasma model for the typical operation regime of VHF PECVD.
- Enhancement of Essential Oil Extraction for Steam Distillation by DBD Surface Treatment
Satoshi Kodama, Butree Thawatchaipracha and Hidetoshi Sekiguchi
Article first published online: 18 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201300047
In this study, a dielectric barrier discharge plasma is used for surface treatment of lemon peel, followed by steam distillation, to enhance essential oil extraction. The lemon peel surface is damaged by microdischarges, and the essential oil yield is improved. The essential oil composition is influenced by the plasma gas species.
- Mechanically Responsive Antibacterial Plasma Polymer Coatings for Textile Biomaterials
Emilia Kulaga, Lydie Ploux, Lavinia Balan, Gautier Schrodj and Vincent Roucoules
Article first published online: 18 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201300091
Maleic anhydride plasma polymer multilayer system was deposited on textile biomaterials in low pressure RF plasma reactor. This multilayer system can be loaded with antibacterial molecules (here, silver nanoparticles). The novelty of this approach comes from the control of the release property by mechanical stimulation of the material. This gives the possibility to tailor the release even after implantation.