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Low-temperature atmospheric pressure plasma devices for biological applications

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posted on 2018-05-01, 14:27 authored by Alex Shaw
Atmospheric-pressure plasma systems are a fast-emerging field of engineering research as they obviate the requirement of the costly and bulky vacuum systems required by low pressure plasmas. A wide range of applications such as medical treatments, surface sterilisation and aerodynamic flow control have recently been emerging in the literature, presenting exciting opportunities for new plasma devices or treatment methods to be brought to the forefront. These plasmas offer an alternative to existing applications such as cleaning or chemical production as they hold the advantage that they do not require any other chemicals such as bleach, the only input to the system being power and air. [Continues.]



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Loughborough University

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A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.


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Felipe Iza ; Gilbert Shama

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  • PhD

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  • Doctoral