Special Issue "Novel Plasma Science, Technology, and Medicine"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Physics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2022 | Viewed by 492

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Dr. Yury Gorbanev
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Research Group PLASMANT, Department of Chemistry, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
Interests: plasma chemistry; catalysis; green chemistry; sustainable chemistry; plasma-liquid interactions
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Dear Colleagues,

One of the biggest challenges of the 21st century is the transition towards sustainable production. Many paramount industrial processes currently utilised, e.g. the Haber-Bosch process of nitrogen fixation, are not environmentally benign: they are centralised, power-demanding, and produce carbon dioxide at levels incompatible with the concept of sustainability. Plasma is an ionised gas, used in the production of microelectronics for decades. In the last decade or so, plasma has emerged as an appealing alternative to existing technologies, because of its potential in intermittent operation, decentralised deployment, and compatibility with renewable electricity. Recent developments demonstrate the tremendous advances in plasma applications for N2 fixation, CO2 and N2O conversion, dry reforming of CH4, etc. Besides, plasma is also an invaluable tool in medicine, actively researched as an anti-microbial, anti-cancer, wound healing and dental agent.

In this context, we are proud to announce this Special Issue, dedicated to plasma processes, including direct plasma conversion, plasma catalysis, plasma electrochemistry, etc., as well as plasma medicine and microelectronics plasma development. We welcome manuscripts on all aspects of plasma research: from developing plasma power supplies and reactors to process optimization, from optical analyses to medicinal plasma studies, with both applied and fundamental science discoveries

Dr. Yury Gorbanev
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • atmospheric pressure plasma
  • plasma medicine
  • sustainability
  • plasma nitrogen fixation
  • plasma DRM
  • plasma for microelectronics

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Comparison of Presowing Wheat Treatments by Low-Temperature Plasma, Electric Field, Cold Hardening, and Action of Tebuconazole-Based Disinfectant
Appl. Sci. 2022, 12(13), 6447; https://doi.org/10.3390/app12136447 - 25 Jun 2022
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This work compares the presowing treatment of winter wheat seeds with a low-temperature plasma, a constant high-voltage electric field, a plant protection disinfectant, and cold hardening on the resistance of seedlings to freezing and their morphophysiological characteristics at the initial stage of germination. [...] Read more.
This work compares the presowing treatment of winter wheat seeds with a low-temperature plasma, a constant high-voltage electric field, a plant protection disinfectant, and cold hardening on the resistance of seedlings to freezing and their morphophysiological characteristics at the initial stage of germination. Various treatment combinations were considered, including the effect of the disinfectant jointly with low-temperature plasma treatment. The greatest stimulating effect from the point of view of seedlings’ morphophysiological characteristics was achieved when seeds were cold-hardened. The action of low-temperature plasma is noticeable up to the third day of germination. The treatment with the low-temperature plasma of seeds pretreated and not-pretreated with the disinfectant had a similar effect on the morphophysiological characteristics of seedlings. The plasma treatment and the electric field were combined with each other, i.e., the plasma treatment effects were added to the electric field effects. Resistance to low temperatures was increased with the hardening of seeds treated with the electric field and the disinfectant. Resistance to low temperatures was reduced when treated with the electric field and/or low-temperature plasma after being treated with the disinfectant. Full article
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