Non-thermal plasmas in and in contact with liquids

Peter Bruggeman, Christophe Leys

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During the last two decades atmospheric (or high) pressure non-thermal plasmas in and in contact with liquids have received a lot of attention in view of their considerable environmental and medical applications. The simultaneous generation of intense UV radiation, shock waves and active radicals makes these discharges particularly suitable for decontamination, sterilization and purification purposes. This paper reviews the current status of research on atmospheric pressure non-thermal discharges in and in contact with liquids. The emphasis is on their generation mechanisms and their physical characteristics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number053001
JournalJournal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - Apr 8 2009


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