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