Plasma Processes and Polymers

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Online ISSN: 1612-8869

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  • Numerical Modelling of Low-temperature Plasmas for Various Applications - Part II
    Editor-in-Chief: Michael Wertheimer
    Guest Editors: Annemie 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 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. In situ monitoring of the effect of ionic strength and pH on plasma polymer thin films

    Jacqueline J. Knobloch, Hannah J. Askew, Karyn L. Jarvis, Robert Jones, Joseph G. Shapter, Sally L. McArthur and Ingo Köper

    Version of Record online: 24 MAY 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201700084

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    Changes in the structure of plasma polymerized films of allylamine (ppAAm) and acrylic acid (ppAAc) have been monitored using electrochemical and acoustic techniques. By changing the ionic strength and the pH of the solution, difference in the cross-linking behavior have been observed.

  2. Tailoring the chemistry and the nano-architecture of organic thin films using cold plasma processes

    Damien Thiry, Adrien Chauvin, Abdel-Aziz El Mel, Christophe Cardinaud, Jonathan Hamon, Eric Gautron, Nicolas Stephant, Agnès Granier and Pierre-Yves Tessier

    Version of Record online: 23 MAY 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201700042

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    An original procedure aiming to control the nano-organization and the chemical composition of functionalized plasma polymer films is established. This approach is based on the combination of three different plasma-based processes: the plasma polymerization, the magnetron sputtering, and the plasma etching techniques. The whole set of our results clearly demonstrate the attractiveness of our method for the fabrication of functionalized and nanostructured organic-based coatings with tunable functionalities and morphology.

  3. Plasma generated RONS in cell culture medium for in vitro studies of eukaryotic cells on Tissue Engineering scaffolds

    Ilaria Trizio, Vito Rizzi, Roberto Gristina, Eloisa Sardella, Pinalysa Cosma, Edda Francioso, Thomas von Woedtke and Pietro Favia

    Version of Record online: 18 MAY 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201700014

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    A dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) fed with ambient air is employed for treatment of culture medium. The resulting plasma activated medium (PAM) through reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (RONS) is found affecting the response of eukaryotic cells grown on both native and plasma-surface modified polymeric scaffolds for newer applications in Tissue Engineering.

  4. Aging phenomena and wettability control of plasma deposited carbon nanowall layers

    Sorin Vizireanu, Maria D. Ionita, Rosini E. Ionita, Silviu D. Stoica, Cristian M. Teodorescu, Marius A. Husanu, Nicoleta G. Apostol, Mihaela Baibarac, Denis Panaitescu and Gheorghe Dinescu

    Version of Record online: 15 MAY 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201700023

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    Herein, we report an unexpected behavior of carbon nanowall layers: the wettability of fresh CNW was checked immediately after their synthesis (prior to any other investigation) and was found to be strongly hydrophilic. However, this hydrophilic character is not stable, and a significant aging effect is noted in time. The CNW samples become hydrophobic after approximately 3–6 days (aged CNW).

  5. Why do we need chemical derivatization?

    Version of Record online: 15 MAY 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201700044