A homogeneous glow discharge can be sustained between two parallel plates at dimensions less than 1 mm, and an effluent emitted into ambient air. Various energy carrying species suitable for application to sensitive materials (e.g. bio-materials for plasma medicine and polymers) are produced. Our research focuses on understanding the fundamental processes behind these plasmas using a combined approach of advanced diagnostics and numerical simulations.
J. Waskoenig, K. Niemi, N. Knake, L. M. Graham, S. Reuter, V. Schulz- von der Gathen and T. Gans, "Diagnostic based modeling on a micro-scale atmospheric pressure plasma jet", Pure and Applied Chemistry , (2010) accepted
K. Niemi, S. Reuter, L.M. Graham, J. Waskoenig, N. Knake, V. Schulz-von der Gathen, and T. Gans, "Diagnostic based modelling of radio-frequency driven atmospheric pressure plasma", J. Physics D: Appl Phys, (2010) accepted
L Schaper, S Reuter, J Waskoenig, K Niemi, V Schulz-von der Gathen, T Gans, "The dynamics of radio-frequency driven atmospheric pressure plasma jets", J. Phys. Conf. 162, (2009) 012013
T Gans, D O’Connell, V Schulz-von der Gathen, J Waskoenig "The challenge of revealing and tailoring the dynamics of radiofrequency plasmas" Plasma Sources Sci Technol. (2010) accepted
K Niemi, S Reuter, LM Graham, J Waskoenig, T Gans " Diagnostic based modellng for determining absolute atomic oxygen densities in atmospheric pressure helium-oxygen plasmas" Applied Phys Lett (2009) 95 151504