The use of atmospheric pressure low temperature plasmas (APPs) for decontamination is seeing renewed interest. A particularly challenging application is the treatment of biofilms (surface-attached bacterial communities) which are less susceptible to anti-microbial treatment . Plasma treatment is a possible technique for both deactivation and regulation of biofilms. The demarcation between deactivation and regulation will be determined by the identity and magnitude of plasma produced reactants onto the surface. One possible method of toggling between deactivation and regulation of the biofilm is whether the plasma source is direct or remote. In the direct configuration, the plasma is in contact with the ECM (extracellular matrix) of the biofilm, which delivers charged and short lived species. In the remote configuration, the effluent to the ECM is largely long lived species.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||2021 IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science, ICOPS 2021|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.|
|State||Published - Sep 12 2021|
|Event||2021 IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science, ICOPS 2021 - Lake Tahoe, United States|
Duration: Sep 12 2021 → Sep 16 2021
|Name||IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science|
|Conference||2021 IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science, ICOPS 2021|
|Period||9/12/21 → 9/16/21|
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________________________________ *Work supported by the National Science Foundation (PHY-2020010, PHY-2020695) and the Department of Energy Office of Fusion Energy Science (DE-SC0020232).
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