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)
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    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. The influences of the electrode dimension and the dielectric material on the breakdown characteristics of coplanar dielectric barrier discharge in ambient air

    Shuqun Wu, Guowang Huang, Wenxin Cheng, Wen Chen, Bing Hai, Tao Shao and Chaohai Zhang

    Version of Record online: 8 AUG 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201700112

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    With larger V-shaped electrode's angle, smaller interelectrode distance or thinner dielectric plate, lower ignition voltage of the air coplanar dielectric barrier discharge is required. The discharge appearance in the case of alumina is visually more diffuse with respect to the cases of mica and quartz.

  2. The role of the gradient film properties in silica moisture barriers synthesized in a roll-to-roll atmospheric pressure plasma enhanced CVD reactor

    Anna S. Meshkova, Yaoge Liu, Fiona M. Elam, Sergey A. Starostin, Mauritius C. M. van de Sanden and Hindrik W. de Vries

    Version of Record online: 4 AUG 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201700093

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    Roll-to-roll synthesis of silica moisture barrier films with good adhesion properties to a polymer substrate can be obtained by forming a vertical gradient in the microstructure. It was found that a single atmospheric pressure plasma enhanced CVD processing step results in a dense top layer with good moisture barrier properties and a relatively porous bottom layer acting as an adhesion layer between the dense barrier layer and the polymer substrate.

  3. An innovative curing process with plasma-treated water for production of loin ham and for its quality and safety

    Hae In Yong, Jooyoung Park, Hyun-Joo Kim, Samooel Jung, Sanghoo Park, Hyun Jung Lee, Wonho Choe and Cheorun Jo

    Version of Record online: 3 AUG 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201700050

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    A new concept use of plasma technology other than for microbial decontamination is applied for food production here. In this study, the plasma-treated water (PTW) is served as an alternative to sodium nitrite in loin ham production. Redness of loin ham made with PTW is higher, whereas residual nitrite content and initial total bacterial counts are lower than that in ham made with sodium nitrite. Loin ham made with PTW did not show any mutagenicity.

  4. Mechanisms of atmospheric pressure plasma treatment of BOPP

    David A. G. Sawtell, Zaenab Abd-Allah, James W. Bradley, Glen T. West and Peter J. Kelly

    Version of Record online: 28 JUL 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201700051

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    This paper presents an in-depth investigation of correlations between crystal structure changes and surface energy enhancement during plasma treatment of polypropylene films.

  5. Activity of catalase enzyme in Paulownia tomentosa seeds during the process of germination after treatments with low pressure plasma and plasma activated water

    Nevena Puač, Nikola Škoro, Kosta Spasić, Suzana Živković, Milica Milutinović, Gordana Malović and Zoran Lj. Petrović

    Version of Record online: 28 JUL 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201700082

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    Calataze enzyme activity in Paulownia tomentosa Steud. seeds is investigated after two types of plasma treatment. The seeds were treated directly in low-pressure plasma and then imbibed with distilled water or an atmospheric pressure plasma was used for obtaining plasma activated water that was used for imbibition of seeds. Catalase activity is evaluated in four subsequent days after phytochrome activation.