Neutral Argon Plasma in Minimally Invasive Medical Devices for Therapy†
AbstractThis paper presents a solution to implement neutral argon plasma (NAP) in minimally invasive medical devices (MIMD) for therapy in endoscopy. The NAP system is composed by compressed inert gas (argon), two electrodes and a high-voltage source to ionize the argon. The miniaturization of an argon reservoir is required. The finite element method simulation of a small reservoir of 304 L stainless steel with 0.2 mm thick at 7 atm of pressure was performed. The results show maximum total deformation of 40 μm and maximum equivalent stress of 160 MPa, with no permanent deformation of argon reservoir.
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Rodrigues, J.A.; Silva, M.F.; Correia, J.H. Neutral Argon Plasma in Minimally Invasive Medical Devices for Therapy. Proceedings 2017, 1, 378.
Rodrigues JA, Silva MF, Correia JH. Neutral Argon Plasma in Minimally Invasive Medical Devices for Therapy. Proceedings. 2017; 1(4):378.Chicago/Turabian Style
Rodrigues, Jose A.; Silva, Manuel F.; Correia, J. H. 2017. "Neutral Argon Plasma in Minimally Invasive Medical Devices for Therapy." Proceedings 1, no. 4: 378.
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