Plasma Processes and Polymers

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Online ISSN: 1612-8869

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  • Numerical Modeling of Low-temperature Plasmas for Various Applications
    Editor-in-Chief: Michael Wertheimer
    Guest Editors: Annemarie Bogaerts (University of Antwerp, Belgium) and Luís Lemos Alves (Instituto de Plasmas e Fusão Nuclear, Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Plasma Conversion
    Editor-in-Chief: Christian Oehr
    Guest Editor: Tomohiro Nozaki (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • Plasma and Cancer III
    Editor-in-Chief: Pietro Favia
    Guest Editor: Mounir Laroussi (Old Dominion University, USA)
  • 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. How to produce an NOx- instead of Ox-based chemistry with a cold atmospheric plasma jet

    Ansgar Schmidt-Bleker, Robert Bansemer, Stephan Reuter and Klaus-Dieter Weltmann

    Version of Record online: 30 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201600062

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    A novel method that allows for continuously tuning the plasma chemistry of a cold atmospheric plasma jet from reactive oxygen species-dominated to nitrogen-oxides-dominated is presented. The species output is quantified by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) absorption spectroscopy and the most important reaction pathways leading to a desired reactive species output are discussed.

  2. Comparison of Helical and Helicon Antennas as Sources of Plasma Excitation Using a Full Wave 3D Electromagnetic Analysis in Vacuum

    Yorgos Stratakos, Angelos Zeniou and Evangelos Gogolides

    Version of Record online: 30 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201600107

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    Electric field distributions on the surface of the dielectric cylinder generated by helical and helicon plasma antennas with and without electrostatic shielding.

  3. Using Swarm Models as an Exact Representation of Ionized Gases

    Zoran Lj. Petrović, Dragana Marić, Marija Savić, Srđan Marjanović, Saša Dujko and Gordana Malović

    Version of Record online: 30 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201600124

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    A review of application of swarm methods to examples of ionized gases is presented, in situations where swarm models provide full description of the phenomena. Such situations include low space charge pre-breakdown, Townsend region breakdown and afterglow. Additionally, implications are considered for microdischarges, discharges in and close to liquids, gas-filled particle traps, thermalization of particles in living tissue and more.

  4. Particle-in-Cell/Test-Particle Simulations of Technological Plasmas: Sputtering Transport in Capacitive Radio Frequency Discharges

    Jan Trieschmann, Frederik Schmidt and Thomas Mussenbrock

    Version of Record online: 29 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201600140

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    The paper provides a tutorial to the layout of a self-consistently coupled Particle-In-Cell/Test-Particle model for the kinetic simulation of sputtering transport in capacitively coupled plasmas at low gas pressures. At the example of a generic sputtering discharge, a conceptual decomposition of the physical model is described and, subsequently, applied for the Monte Carlo simulation of the nonequilibrium behavior of the charged and neutral particles.

  5. Temporal evaluation of the anti-tumor efficiency of plasma-activated media

    Soheila Mohades, Nazir Barekzi, Hamid Razavi, Venkat Maruthamuthu and Mounir Laroussi

    Version of Record online: 29 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201600118

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    Plasma-activated media (PAM) is used to treat SCaBER cancer cells and its effectiveness is analyzed at different aging times. In addition, the hydrogen peroxide concentration induced in the PAM is measured. Toxicity of PAM is evaluated on MDCK normal cells.