The hairline plasma: An intermittent negative dc-corona discharge at atmospheric pressure for plasma medical applications

Bussiahn, R.; Brandenburg, R.; Gerling, T.; Kindel, E.; Lange, H.; Lembke, N.; Weltmann, K.-D.; von Woedtke, Th.; Kocher, T.
April 2010
Applied Physics Letters;4/5/2010, Vol. 96 Issue 14, p143701
Academic Journal
A cold atmospheric pressure plasma source, called hairline plasma, for biological and medical applications has been developed. Using the physical effect of the negative dc corona discharge, a nanosecond pulsed microplasma has been created. The device produces a very thin (d∼30 μm) plasma filament with a length of up to 1.5 cm. Due to this geometrical parameters this plasma is particularly suitable for the treatment of microscopic cavities. The low plasma temperature allows to treat the human skin without any heating or painful irritation.


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