Plasma Processes and Polymers
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Recently Published Articles
- Nano-Sized Surface Patterns on Electrospun Microfibers Fabricated Using a Modified Plasma Process for Enhancing Initial Cellular Activities
Ho Jun Jeon, Hyeongjin Lee and Geun Hyung Kim
Article first published online: 9 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201300144
Nano-sized pattern surface on electrospun microfibers could be easily obtained by using a selective plasma treatment supplemented with various template sizes. The nanosize-patterned surfaces induced significant initial cell attachment and proliferation of osteoblast-like-cells.
- In Vitro Susceptibility of Multidrug Resistant Skin and Wound Pathogens Against Low Temperature Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jet (APPJ) and Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma (DBD)
Georg Daeschlein, Matthias Napp, Sebastian von Podewils, Stine Lutze, Steffen Emmert, Anja Lange, Ingo Klare, Hermann Haase, Denis Gümbel, Thomas von Woedtke and Michael Jünger
Article first published online: 9 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201300070
CP exhibits strong and rapid antimicrobial efficacy against clinical relevant microbial skin and wound pathogens in vitro irrespective of multidrug resistance. Our data present first systematic in vitro susceptibility data as data base for the prediction of strain susceptibility to start successful calculated antimicrobial plasma decontamination, disinfection or treatment in vivo.
- Microplasma-Induce Liquid Chemistry for Stabilizing of Silicon Nanocrystals Optical Properties in Water
Somak Mitra, Vladimir Švrček, Davide Mariotti, Tamilselvan Velusamy, Koiji Matsubara and Michio Kondo
Article first published online: 9 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201300097
The photoluminescence of silicon nanocrystals (SiNCs) and their stability in water can be enhanced by different processes based on plasma–liquid interactions at atmospheric pressure. These processes lead to surface engineering of SiNCs directly in water avoiding degradation. We compare plasmas sustained by radio-frequency and by direct-current, whereby the two approaches lead to very similar SiNCs optical properties and surface characteristics.
- 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.