Plasma Processes and Polymers

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Online ISSN: 1612-8869

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  • Plasma and Agriculture
    Editor-in-Chief: Pietro Favia
    Guest Editors: Matteo Gherardi (University of Bologna, Italy), Masaharu Shiratani (Kyushu University, Japan) and Nevena Puac (University of Belgrade, Serbia)
  • 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)


Recently Published Articles

  1. Blue luminescent amorphous carbon nanoparticles synthesized by microplasma processing of folic acid

    Qingyang Wang, Qing Zhang, Yanfei Chen, Jie He, Kai Jiang, Zhigao Hu and Xiaoxia Zhong

    Version of Record online: 22 SEP 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201700088

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    The folic acid C-NPs (FA C-NPs) were synthesized by microplasma processing of folic acide (FA) solution. The produced FA C-NPs are amorphous and of size diameter around 47 nm, and exhibit an excitation independent emission peak around 445 nm and an enhanced quantum yields (QYs) ranging from 7.1% to 13% depending on excitation wavelength. Cell experiment shows the produced FA C-NPs can be absorbed by MCF-7 cancer cells and mark the cells clearly with its fluorescence emission.

  2. E- and H-mode transition in a low pressure inductively coupled ammonia plasma

    Aljaž Draškovič-Bračun, Miran Mozetič and Rok Zaplotnik

    Version of Record online: 18 SEP 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201700105

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    Characterization of ammonia inductively coupled plasma is very useful in order to assess the discharge parameters needed for a certain kind of surface modification, such as amination, nitridation, etching, etc. Optical emission spectroscopy (OES) and residual gas spectrometry (RGA) are used in order to observe and explain to some details the pronounced differences between the E- and H-mode.

  3. Antimicrobial efficacy of cold atmospheric plasma for different intrinsic and extrinsic parameters

    Cindy Smet, Maria Baka, Aaron Dickenson, James L. Walsh, Vasilis P. Valdramidis and Jan F. Van Impe

    Version of Record online: 15 SEP 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201700048

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    CAP treatment is often case specific and its efficacy depends on multiple factors. In this work, the effect of these factors is discussed: set-up, microorganism, sample, and protocol. In addition, suggestions on how to tackle gaps and challenges in CAP related research are provided. By taking into account, some critical points regarding the experimental design, a successful treatment can be ensured.

  4. Intracellular responses to reactive oxygen and nitrogen species, and lipid peroxidation in apoptotic cells cultivated in plasma-activated medium

    Ryo Furuta, Naoyuki Kurake, Kenji Ishikawa, Keigo Takeda, Hiroshi Hashizume, Hiromasa Tanaka, Hiroki Kondo, Makoto Sekine and Masaru Hori

    Version of Record online: 15 SEP 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201700123

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    A mechanism of the cytotoxicity of plasma-activated medium (PAM) was revealed. PAM is cell culture medium activated by irradiation using non-equilibrium atmospheric-pressure plasma using pure Ar gas in ambient air. Intracellular reactive oxygen nitrogen species (RONS) in HeLa cells following incubation in PAM triggered activation of the caspase cascade pathway and lipid peroxidation of intracellular membranes to induce apoptosis.

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    Professor Riccardo d'Agostino Founding Editor of Plasma Processes and Polymers

    Riccardo d'Agostino

    Version of Record online: 15 SEP 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201790001