The Ion Wind DBD uses a flat plasma electrode to create a surface dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) in the room air flowing over it. An additional “extraction” electrode is arranged in parallel to form a rectangular ventilation duct. The extraction electrode is charged, so that an additional unipolar electric field through the ventilation duct is created. This drags the ions of one polarity (either positive or negative) generated by the surface DBD in the direction of the extraction electrode.
The gas pressure is an effective parameter to control plasma-chemical reactions, but its adjustment often requires substantial effort. In the Venturi-DBD (VDBD), the pressure can be set to any value between 100 mbar and 1000 mbar reliably and reproducibly. Using a Venturi pump for vacuum generation ensures that the system is affordable and almost maintenance-free. With air as process gas, the output gas composition can seamlessly be adjusted from a strongly ozone-dominated regime to a nitrogen oxides-only-regime including nitric oxide.
The hairline plasma jet (hairlINePlasma) is a cold atmospheric pressure plasma source mainly for biological and medical applications. hairlINePlasma uses the physical effect of negative dc corona discharges and produces a nanosecond self-pulsed microplasma with a very thin plasma filament. The Plasma filament has a diameter of about 30 µm and a length of up to 3 cm. Due to this geometrical features, hairlINePlasma is particularly suitable for the treatment of microscopic cavities and the localized functionalization of conductive surfaces.
Plasma as a cross-sectional technology in many industry branches, but also in research laboratories, is an indispensable tool in surface treatment. Plasma technology is used everywhere where quality, productivity, environmental sustainability, precision and flexibility is important. Surfaces are cleaned, activated and decontaminated at atmospheric pressure with the handy kINPen® IND. The device is particularly used for surface treatment of temperature-sensitive materials as, for instance, plastics.
By its high degree of flexibility the microwave plasma source MiniMIP allows the efficient use in various sophisticated applications and experiments. The alternative use of pure argon, helium optionally complemented by admixture of molecular gases ensures the ability of matching the process chemistry to the requirements of the specific application.
The invention relates to a device and a method for generating a pulsed (intermittent), cold, atmospheric pressure plasma, preferably a thread, for precise antimicrobial plasma treatment (disinfection, disinfection, sterilization, decontamination) of the smallest areas and cavities, even on living human beings and animal bodies, preferably in the field of medicine, by means of a negative direct current corona discharge with at least one electrode for generating high field strengths, which the gas to be ionized flows through or around in a gas channel, the counter electrode being the electric
The invention relates to a method and a series of devices for dry cleaning, activating, modifying, coating, and biologically decontaminating (degerming, disinfecting, sterilizing) surfaces by means of an atmospheric pressure plasma generated using a surface barrier discharge.
The invention relates to a disinfection device (1) for plasma disinfection of surfaces comprising a plasma generator (2) for generating a disinfecting plasma gas stream (PA), and comprising an at least partially closed disinfection area (5) that is in communicating connection with the plasma generator (2), which is configured for receiving the surface (6) to be disinfected. The disinfection device (1) has an aerosol generator (9) for generating an aqueous aerosol stream (A) containing particles.
A method and device for treatment of living cells with cold atmospheric pressure plasma while simultaneously applying selective electroporation of the cells are provided. The method is useful for the local selective killing of cancer cells, improvement of wound treatment and sterilization or decontamination of objects.
The invention relates to a device (10) for treating a liquid with a plasma, the device (10) having a high-voltage electrode (20) and a liquid-permeable ground electrode device (30). The ground electrode device (30) has a flat, conductive area (32) and a porous area (34) arranged on the flat, conductive area (32), the conductive area (32) being liquid-permeable along its area. A discharge space (40) is formed between the ground electrode device (30) and the high-voltage electrode (20).