Special Issue "Microplasma technology and applications in MEMS"

A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X). This special issue belongs to the section "E:Engineering and Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2021) | Viewed by 1370

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Kangil Kim
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Plasma Technology Research Center, Korea Institute of Fusion Energy, 814-2 Ohsikdo-dong, Gunsan 573-540, Korea
Interests: microplasma physics; microplasma applications; microplasma sensors; plasma surface modification

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

Microplasmas, defined as plasmas where at least one dimension is in the submillimeter range, include microarcs and microsparks, which are generated by electrical breakdown in gases and in liquids. Microplasma has attracted significant attention from various fields owing to its unique characteristics, like high pressure operation, non-equilibrium chemistry, continuous-flow, microscale geometry, and the self-organization phenomenon. The field of microplasmas gained recognition as a well-defined area of research and application within the larger field of plasma science and technology about 20 years ago. Since then, the activity in microplasma research and applications has continuously increased to sensors, biomedical devices, light source, etc.

This Special Issue seeks research papers and review articles that focus on microplasma physics, microplasma generation technology, and their applications. The scope covers all the relevant topics, including (but not limited to): environmental applications, surface modifications, micromachining technology, nanomaterial synthesis, micro and nano machining fabrication.

Prof. Dr. Kangil Kim
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Microplasma physics
  • Microplasma generation
  • Microplasma sensors
  • Surface modification
  • Microplasma applications
  • Plasma fabirication

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Cold Atmospheric Pressure Microplasma Pipette for Disinfection of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Micromachines 2021, 12(9), 1103; https://doi.org/10.3390/mi12091103 - 14 Sep 2021
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Microbial infections should be controlled and prevented for successful wound healing and tissue regeneration. Various disinfection methods exist that use antibiotics, ultraviolet (UV), heat, radiation, or chemical disinfectants; however, cold atmospheric pressure plasma has exhibited a unique and effective antibacterial ability that is [...] Read more.
Microbial infections should be controlled and prevented for successful wound healing and tissue regeneration. Various disinfection methods exist that use antibiotics, ultraviolet (UV), heat, radiation, or chemical disinfectants; however, cold atmospheric pressure plasma has exhibited a unique and effective antibacterial ability that is not affected by antibiotic resistance or pain. This study develops a cold atmospheric pressure microplasma pipette (CAPMP) that outputs an Ar plasma plume through a tube with an inner radius of 180 μm for disinfection in a small area. The CAPMP was evaluated using Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus diluted in liquid media, spread on solid agar, or covered by dressing gauze. An increase in the treatment time of CAPMP resulted in a decrease in the number of colonies of the grown microorganism (colony forming unit) and an increase in the disinfected area for both bacteria. The disinfection ability of CAPMP was observed when the bacteria were covered with dressing gauze and was dependent on the number of gauze layers. Full article
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