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Plasma sources for biomedical applications

: Helmke, A.; Gerling, T.; Weltmann, K.-D.


Metelmann, Hans-Robert (Hrsg.):
Comprehensive clinical plasma medicine : Cold physical plasma for medical application
Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2018
ISBN: 978-3-319-67626-5 (Print)
ISBN: 978-3-319-67627-2 (Online)
Book Article
Fraunhofer IST ()
plasma technology; atmospheric pressure; cold atmospheric pressure plasma (CAP); gas discharge; plasma jet; dielectric barrier discharge; corona; torch; spark; medical product; plasma medicine; wound healing

This chapter introduces the reader to the physical characteristics of plasma in general and subsequently focuses on cold atmospheric plasma (CAP). This technological branch is especially important for biomedical applications. The technological perspective for generation of CAP by means of different gas discharge concepts and their applications is reviewed and concepts for their technical realization are introduced. Challenges and solutions associated with specific plasma source concepts are discussed. Currently available medical products with a broad scientific background are highlighted. Finally, the authors envision prospective technical solutions showcasing the broad bandwidth of plasma engineering.