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Special Issue "Molecular Processes Involved in Thermal and Non-thermal Plasma Interactions with Matter: From Inorganic to Organic Systems"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2023) | Viewed by 288

Special Issue Editors

Physics and Biophysics Education Research Laboratory (P&B-EduResLab), Biomedical Science Department, Faculty of Medical Bioengineering, "Grigore T. Popa" University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi, Str. M. Kogalniceanu no. 9-13, 700454 Iasi, Romania
Interests: plasma sources; plasma diagnosis; plasma-cell interactions; atmospheric pressure plasmas; non-thermal plasmas; plasma-surface modification of polymers; plasma-surface interface; surface characterization; atomic force microscopy; surface energy-contact angle; thin film deposition; nanoparticles; nanomaterials
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Iasi Plasma Advanced Research Center (IPARC), Faculty of Physics, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Bd. Carol I No. 11, 700506 Iasi, Romania
Interests: plasma sources; plasma diagnosis; atmospheric pressure plasmas; non-thermal plasmas; assisted plasma depositions; UV-Vis, IR and XPS spectroscopy characterization of deposited materials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Electric discharge plasmas have aroused great interest amongst researchers since their discovery around a century ago. The emerging interdisciplinary fields that address electric discharges are rapidly developing, opening new perspectives, but also requiring new tools in order to investigate, monitor and control plasma parameters. The involvement of thermal and non-thermal electric discharges in the processing of matter is an extensive new field (e.g., plasma medicine, plasma bioengineering, plasma agronomy, plasma automotive, etc.) that needs specific regulations in order to fulfill the necessity of the beneficiaries of these plasma technologies. This Special Issue intends to present results concerning new and innovative applications, as well as perspectives, of thermal and non-thermal electric discharge plasmas in their interactions with matter, following these processes from the molecular down to the atomic level. Here, we welcome the submission of findings on plasma discharge diagnostics using electric to optic/spectroscopic methods, monitoring techniques as well as new devices specially made for plasma diagnostics, plasma–surface interactions and even for the surface investigation after plasma exposure.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Plasma technology;
  • Atmospheric-pressure plasmas;
  • Plasma medicine;
  • Plasma oncology;
  • Biological effects of plasmas;
  • Future perspectives for electrical discharges;
  • Role of electric plasmas in medicine;
  • Plasma–surface interface.

Dr. Andrei Vasile Nastuta
Dr. Valentin Pohoata
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • plasma medicine
  • plasma pharmacology
  • plasma oncology
  • plasma bioengineering
  • plasma agronomy
  • plasma and food
  • plasma and automotive
  • plasma and aerospace
  • plasma diagnostics
  • plasma material processing
  • plasma polymerization and coating
  • simulation of plasma phenomena during interactions with matter

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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