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Low-temperature atmospheric pressure plasma devices for biological applications

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posted on 01.05.2018, 14:27 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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School

  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Publisher

Loughborough University

Rights holder

© Alexander Shaw

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2018

Notes

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

Language

en

Supervisor(s)

Felipe Iza ; Gilbert Shama

Qualification name

PhD

Qualification level

Doctoral