Special Issue "Processes in Atmospheric Pressure Plasmas"

A special issue of Plasma (ISSN 2571-6182).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 505

Special Issue Editors

Relyon Plasma GmbH, Regensburg, Germany
Interests: plasma; surface modification; surface coating; experimental physics; plasma physics; materials science; chemical vapor deposition; sputtering; plasma diagnostics; thin film deposition; atmospheric pressure plasma jets; piezoelectric direct discharge
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Prof. Dr. Maik Froehlich
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Guest Editor
Leupold Institute of Applied Sciences, University of Applied Sciences, Kornmarkt 1, 08056 Zwickau, Germany
Interests: coating; thin film deposition; thin films; plasma physics; oxidation; materials engineering; alloys; microstructure; materials; materials science

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Different types of atmospheric-pressure plasma are applied not only in classical fields, such as material research, diagnostics, or industrial production, but also in novel approaches in food and seed science and medicine, including wound healing, dentistry, sterilization, odor control, and many others. The most frequently used methods for atmospheric pressure plasma generation include:

  • Different atmospheric-pressure plasma jets based on kHz DBD, radio frequency, microwaves, and pulsed arcs, operated with different gases.
  • Dielectric barrier discharges, including surface barrier discharges, coplanar surface barrier discharges, and atmospheric-pressure glow operated with noble gases or their mixtures with oxygen or hydrogen.
  • Piezoelectric direct discharge, used both in ambient air and in the wall-specified gas mixtures of nitrogen, oxygen, synthetic air, or compressed dried air.
  • Corona discharges, especially positive pulsed corona.

A focus of recent research is the interaction of plasma with liquids or humid environments, including the production of plasma-activated water (PAW) or plasma-activated liquids in general. Despite progress in this area, the mechanisms of interaction of different types of plasma with humidity, liquids, and materials are not fully understood in all cases. Many physical and chemical processes crucial for successful implementation require better explanations, modelling, predictions, and clarifications. This Special Issue of Plasma presents an opportunity for both scholars and researchers from various national and international institutions to present their progress in these fields. You are welcome to submit your original papers for peer review

Dr. Dariusz Z. Korzec
Prof. Dr. Maik Froehlich
Guest Editors

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  • atmospheric-pressure plasma
  • cold atmospheric plasma
  • atmospheric-pressure plasma jet (APPJ)
  • dielectric barrier discharge (DBD)
  • pulsed corona
  • ozone
  • nitrogen oxides
  • peroxide
  • humidity
  • plasma-activated water (PAW)

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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