Research Area: Atmospheric Plasmas
A dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) "plasma stick" consisting of ceramic-covered electrode is operated in air to generate plasma directly on human body for disinfection of skin surface and for promoting wound healing. A low-frequency DBD plasma jet source has been designed and developed for coating of capillaries and tubes (e.g. catheters) used in medical applications. Experiments are focused on:
- Determination of the electrical and plasma parameters, fluxes and photons and chemically active species produced in the plasma.
- Optimization of the plasma source by tailoring these parameters for effective applications.
- Plasma irradiation on the substrate by simulation of spatial and temporal distribution of chemically active species in the active plasma zone and in the afterglow.
- Characterization of the thin film obtained by plasma coating using the DBD yet
- Plasma Cell Interactions in Dermatology (PlaCID) - Sabrina Baldus, Jan Lackmann
- Investigation of filamentary plasma and exploring it for various applications - Nikita Bibinov, Ramasamy Pothiraja
- Amorphous carbon films for reducing incrustation in urological Catheters - Nikita Bibinov, Björn Offerhaus, Ramasamy Pothiraja