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Relevant plasma parameters for certification

: Gerling, T.; Helmke, A.; 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)
Aufsatz in Buch
Fraunhofer IST ()
plasma technology; cold atmospheric pressure plasma (CAP); plasma medicine; medical product; UV-radiation; electrical current flow; high-voltage; temperature; plasma parameters; medical safety; plasma diagnostic

The focus of this chapter is to reveal the components that make cold atmospheric plasma (CAP) an important tool for medical research. In order to breach the step from research to hospital, a decisive understanding of not just their biomedical efficiency but also associated potential risks when applying CAP is required. The overview of a whole cocktail of six components created within the plasma and the revealed effects they have are summarized in this chapter. A selection of components like ozone or ultra-violet radiation is discussed and a control to inhibit unwanted effects is derived. In order to be able to characterize the CAP from the point of its basic physical properties towards the biomedical relevant output of components, the present state of diagnostics is reviewed. It is revealed, that the present limitations in understanding the optimal composition of the plasma “cocktail” lies in the determination of the electrical field, the relevant ions and finally in the clear separation of each component. Finally, the consideration of synergy effects is required to finalize and formulate a “dose” for clinical applications.