Plasma Processes and Polymers

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Online ISSN: 1612-8869

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  • Plasma Conversion
    Editor-in-Chief: Christian Oehr
    Guest Editor: Tomohiro Nozaki (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)

  • Plasma and Agriculture
    Editor-in-Chief: Pietro Favia

  • Plasma Modelling
    Editor-in-Chief: Michael Wertheimer
    Guest Editor: Annemarie Bogaerts (University of Antwerp, Belgium)

  • Plasma Diagnostics
    Editor-in-Chief: Riccardo d’Agostino

  • Plasma and Liquids
    Editor-in-Chief: Riccardo d’Agostino
    Guest Editors: Petr Lukes (Institute of Plasma Physics, Prague, Czech Republic) and Bruce R. Locke (Florida State University, USA)

  • Plasma and Cancer III
    Editor-in-Chief: Pietro Favia
    Guest Editor: Mounir Laroussi (Old Dominion University, USA)


Recently Published Articles

  1. Effect of Additive Oxygen on the Reactive Species Profile and Microbicidal Property of a Helium Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jet

    Krishna Priya Arjunan, Adam Obrusník, Brendan T. Jones, Lenka Zajíčková and Sylwia Ptasinska

    Version of Record online: 23 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201600058

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    A combination of inactivation experiments, test strip measurements,and a2D model of afterglow chemistry is employed to identify the key active species and reaction pathways leading to Escherichia coli inactivation by an atmospheric-pressure plasma jet. The jet operates either in helium or in a helium/oxygen mixture, and it is shown that the inactivation mechanisms are different in the two cases.

  2. Plasma Polymerization of 3-Aminopropyltrietoxysilane (APTES) by Open-Air Atmospheric Arc Plasma Jet for In-Line Treatments

    Sarab Ben Said, Farzaneh Arefi-Khonsari and Jerome Pulpytel

    Version of Record online: 23 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201600079

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    3-Aminopropyltriethoxysilane (APTES) nanocoatings have been deposited by an atmospheric pressure plasma jet produced generated from air and APTES mixtures. The retention of amine groups in the organosiloxane coatings is studied and compared to post-treated and -grafted APTES coatings.

  3. Coupling of Plasma Chemistry, Vibrational Kinetics, Collisional-Radiative Models and Electron Energy Distribution Function Under Non-Equilibrium Conditions

    Mario Capitelli, Gianpiero Colonna, Giuliano D'Ammando, Khaled Hassouni, Annarita Laricchiuta and Lucia Daniela Pietanza

    Version of Record online: 19 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201600109

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    The coupling of eedf with the excited state kinetics in non-equilibrium plasmas is discussed, considering (1) the role of H2(v), formed in heterogeneous recombination, in affecting the yield H in a moderate-pressure RF plasma, (2) the role of H(n) in modelling the H2/He nozzle expansion in optically thin and thick cases and (3) the role of vibrationally and electronically excited states in the CO2 activation under discharge and post-discharge conditions.

  4. Calculation of Electron-Scattering Cross Sections Relevant for Hypersonic Plasma Modeling

    Annarita Laricchiuta, Roberto Celiberto, Mario Capitelli and Gianpiero Colonna

    Version of Record online: 19 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201600131

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    The dynamics of electron-NO scattering for the optically allowed excitations to the B 2Π and C 2Π states is investigated within the similarity approach, reformulated in order to include non-adiabatic vibronic coupling effects in the vibrational dependence of the state-to-states cross sections.

  5. Effect of Substrate Temperature on Thermal Properties and Deposition Kinetics of Atmospheric Plasma Deposited Methyl(methacrylate) Films

    Gill Scheltjens, Guy Van Assche and Bruno Van Mele

    Version of Record online: 17 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201500213

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    In this work, the effect of Tsubstrate on the plasma deposition kinetics and thermal properties of pdMMA films is assessed. A plasma deposition mechanism is proposed, based on the adsorption/desorption equilibrium of activated species, followed by a surface plasma polymerization. A decreased volatile fraction and enhanced cross-link density with increasing Tsubstrate is shown by TG analysis. In accordance, DSC analysis confirms an increasing glass transition.