Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
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Loughborough University

Centre for Biological Engineering

Development and characterisation of cold atmospheric plasma (CAP) sources

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This project aimed at developing and characterising cold atmospheric plasma sources for biomedical applications.

The project exploited experimental and computational expertise within the CBE and combined them synergistically to advance the current understanding of cold atmospheric plasmas, unravel the mechanisms governing the interaction of plasma with living matter, and overcome engineering challenges in the development of CAP sources for real-world applications in medicine.

Funding body


Project dates / duration

2007 - 2009

Project team


Dr Felipe Iza: F.Iza@lboro.ac.uk, 01509 227077

Project outputs / results


"Contrasting characteristics of linear-field and cross-field atmospheric plasma jets", J.L. Walsh and M.G. Kong - Appl. Phys. Lett., 93, pp 111501 (2008).

"Microplasmas: Sources, Particle Kinetics, and Biomedical Applications", F. Iza, G.J. Kim, S.M. Lee, et al - Plasma Processes and Polymers, 5, pp 322-344 (2008).

"Atmospheric Dielectric-Barrier Discharges Scalable From 1 mm to 1 m", J.L. Walsh, Z. Cao and M.G. Kong - IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci., 36, pp 1314-1315 (2008).

"Electron heating in radio-frequency capacitively coupled atmospheric-pressure plasmas", D.W. Liu, F. Iza, and M.G. Kong - Appl. Phys. Lett., 93, pp 261503 (2008).

"Electron kinetics in radio-frequency atmospheric-pressure microplasmas", F. Iza, J.K. Lee and M.G. Kong - Phys. Rev. Lett., 99, pp 75004 (2007).

"Evolution of Discharge Structure in Capacitive Radio-Frequency Atmospheric Microplasmas", J.J. Shi and M.G. Kong - Phys. Rev. Lett., 96, pp 105009 (2006).

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