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Low Temperature Plasma Technology

Methods and Applications, 1st Edition

Edited by Paul K. Chu, XinPei Lu

CRC Press

493 pages | 274 B/W Illus.

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Written by a team of pioneering scientists from around the world, Low Temperature Plasma Technology: Methods and Applications brings together recent technological advances and research in the rapidly growing field of low temperature plasmas.

The book provides a comprehensive overview of related phenomena such as plasma bullets, plasma penetration into biofilms, discharge-mode transition of atmospheric pressure plasmas, and self-organization of microdischarges. It describes relevant technology and diagnostics, including nanosecond pulsed discharge, cavity ringdown spectroscopy, and laser-induced fluorescence measurement, and explores the increasing research on atmospheric pressure nonequilibrium plasma jets. The authors also discuss how low temperature plasmas are used in the synthesis of nanomaterials, environmental applications, the treatment of biomaterials, and plasma medicine.

This book provides a balanced and thorough treatment of the core principles, novel technology and diagnostics, and state-of-the-art applications of low temperature plasmas. It is accessible to scientists and graduate students in low-pressure plasma physics, nanotechnology, plasma medicine, and materials science. The book is also suitable as an advanced reference for senior undergraduate students.


"This book provides an excellent review of the fundamentals of low temperature plasmas so that those new to this field can get a good understanding as well as learn about recent applications. Students or active professionals working in the area of plasma processing will appreciate the technical breadth, the well-written descriptions, and the abundance of data, graphs, and illustrations that make this book well worth owning."

IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, November/December 2014

Table of Contents



DaWe Liu and XinPei Lu

Atmospheric Pressure Plasmas

Peter J. Bruggeman

Processing and Characterization

Modeling of Low-Pressure Plasmas

Wei Jiang, Yu-ru Zhang, and You-nian Wang

Modeling of Atmospheric Pressure Plasmas

Wang Yanhui, Sun Jizhong, and Wang Dezhen

High-Pressure Microcavity Discharges

Karl H. Schoenbach

Atmospheric Pressure Nanosecond Pulsed Discharge Plasmas

Zdenko Machala, David Z. Pai, Mario Janda, and Christophe O. Laux

On Atmospheric Pressure Nonequilibrium Plasma Jets

XinPei Lu

Cavity Ringdown Spectroscopy of Plasma Species

Chuji Wang

Laser-Induced Fluorescence Methods for Transient Species Detection in High-Pressure Discharges

Santolo De Benedictis and Giorgio Dilecce


Plasma Technology in Silicon Photovoltaics

Shaoqing Xiao, Shuyan Xu, and Haiping Zhou

Environmental Applications of Plasmas

Kyping Yan

Assessment of Potential Applications of Plasma with Liquid Water

Peter J. Bruggeman and Bruce R. Locke

Plasma-Assisted Surface Modification of Polymeric Biomaterials

Nathalie De Geyter, Peter Dubruel, Rino Morent, and Christophe Leys

Emerging Applications of Plasmas in Medicine: Fashion versus Efficacy

Chunqi Jiang

Plasma Surface Engineering of Titanium-Based Materials for Osteointegration

Huiliang Cao and Xuanyong Liu


About the Editors

Paul K. Chu is Chair Professor of Materials Engineering in the Department of Physics and Materials Science at the City University of Hong Kong. A fellow of the IEEE, APS, AVS, and HKIE, Dr. Chu is the author of more than 20 book chapters, 900 journal papers, and 800 conference papers and holds numerous patents. He is also the senior editor of IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, associate editor of Materials Science & Engineering Reports, and an editorial board member of several international journals. His research activities encompass plasma surface engineering and various types of materials and nanotechnology. He received a PhD in chemistry from Cornell University.

XinPei Lu is a professor (ChangJiang Scholar) in the College of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Huazhong University of Science and Technology. A senior member of IEEE, Dr. Lu is the author or coauthor of 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and holds six patents. His research interests include low-temperature plasma sources and their biomedical applications, modeling of low-temperature plasmas, and plasma diagnostics. He received a PhD in electrical engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Physical & Theoretical
SCIENCE / Physics