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Pure Appl. Chem., 2010, Vol. 82, No. 6, pp. 1223-1237

Published online 2010-04-20

Atmospheric-pressure plasma sources: Prospective tools for plasma medicine

Klaus Dieter Weltmann, Eckhard Kindel, Thomas von Woedtke, Marcel Hähnel, Manfred Stieber and Ronny Brandenburg

Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology e.V. (INP Greifswald), Felix-Hausdorff-Str. 2, D-17489 Greifswald, Germany

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  • von Woedtke Th., Metelmann H.-R., Weltmann K.-D.: Clinical Plasma Medicine: State and Perspectives of in Vivo Application of Cold Atmospheric Plasma. Contrib. Plasma Phys. 2014, 54, 104. <>
  • Jeon Jin, Rosentreter Tanja M., Li Yangfang, Isbary Georg, Thomas Hubertus M., Zimmermann Julia L., Morfill Gregor E., Shimizu Tetsuji: Bactericidal Agents Produced by Surface Micro-Discharge (SMD) Plasma by Controlling Gas Compositions. Plasma Process. Polym. 2014, n/a. <>
  • Shimizu Satoshi, Barczyk Simon, Rettberg Petra, Shimizu Tetsuji, Klaempfl Tobias, Zimmermann Julia L., Hoeschen Till, Linsmeier Christian, Weber Peter, Morfill Gregor E., Thomas Hubertus M.: Cold atmospheric plasma – A new technology for spacecraft component decontamination. Planetary and Space Science 2014, 90, 60. <>
  • Chang Zhengshi, Jiang Nan, Zhang Guanjun, Cao Zexian: Influence of Penning effect on the plasma features in a non-equilibrium atmospheric pressure plasma jet. J. Appl. Phys. 2014, 115, 103301. <>
  • Tian Wei, Kushner Mark J: Atmospheric pressure dielectric barrier discharges interacting with liquid covered tissue. J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 2014, 47, 165201. <>
  • Yousfi Mohammed, Merbahi Nofel, Pathak Atul, Eichwald Olivier: Low-temperature plasmas at atmospheric pressure: toward new pharmaceutical treatments in medicine. Fundam Clin Pharmacol 2014, 28, 123. <>
  • Matthes R., Hübner N.-O., Bender C., Koban I., Horn S., Bekeschus S., Weltmann K.-D., Kocher T., Kramer A., Assadian O.: Efficacy of Different Carrier Gases for Barrier Discharge Plasma Generation Compared to Chlorhexidine on the Survival ofPseudomonas aeruginosaEmbedded in Biofilm in vitro. Skin Pharmacol Physiol 2014, 27, 148. <>
  • Miletić Maja, Vuković Dragana, Živanović Irena, Dakić Ivana, Soldatović Ivan, Maletić Dejan, Lazović Saša, Malović Gordana, Petrović Zoran Lj., Puač Nevena: Inhibition of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus by a plasma needle. centr.eur.j.phys. 2014, 12, 160. <>
  • Kim Jae-Hoon, Lee Mi-Ae, Han Geum-Jun, Cho Byeong-Hoon: Plasma in dentistry: A review of basic concepts and applications in dentistry. Acta Odontol Scand 2014, 72, 1. <>
  • Chen Qiang, Tsuchiya Shoichi, Ichiki Takanori: Diagnostics of expanding mesoplasmas originated from a miniaturized inductively coupled plasma and their application to Si etching. Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 2014, 53, 03DB03. <>
  • Pipa A. V., Hoder T., Brandenburg R.: On the Role of Capacitance Determination Accuracy for the Electrical Characterization of Pulsed Driven Dielectric Barrier Discharges. Contrib. Plasma Phys. 2013, 53, 469. <>
  • Helmke A., Wandke D., Mahmoodzada M., Weltmann K.-D., Viöl W.: Impact of Electrode Design, Supply Voltage and Interelectrode Distance on Safety Aspects and Characteristics of a Medical DBD Plasma Source. Contrib. Plasma Phys. 2013, 53, 623. <>
  • Matthes Rutger, Koban Ina, Bender Claudia, Masur Kai, Kindel Eckhard, Weltmann Klaus-Dieter, Kocher Thomas, Kramer Axel, Hübner Nils-Olaf: Antimicrobial Efficacy of an Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jet Against Biofilms of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus epidermidis. Plasma Processes Polym. 2013, 10, 161. <>
  • Barekzi Nazir, Laroussi Mounir: Effects of Low Temperature Plasmas on Cancer Cells. Plasma Process. Polym. 2013, 10, 1039. <>
  • Jafari Reza, Asadollahi Siavash, Farzaneh Masoud: Applications of Plasma Technology in Development of Superhydrophobic Surfaces. Plasma Chem Plasma Process 2013, 33, 177. <>
  • Isbary G., Stolz W., Shimizu T., Monetti R., Bunk W., Schmidt H.-U., Morfill G.E., Klämpfl T.G., Steffes B., Thomas H.M., Heinlin J., Karrer S., Landthaler M., Zimmermann J.L.: Cold atmospheric argon plasma treatment may accelerate wound healing in chronic wounds: Results of an open retrospective randomized controlled study in vivo. Clinical Plasma Medicine 2013, 1, 25. <>
  • von Woedtke Th., Reuter S., Masur K., Weltmann K.-D.: Plasmas for medicine. Physics Reports 2013, 530, 291. <>
  • Vasile Nastuta Andrei, Pohoata Valentin, Topala Ionut: Atmospheric pressure plasma jet—Living tissue interface: Electrical, optical, and spectral characterization. J. Appl. Phys. 2013, 113, 183302. <>
  • Gerling T, Hoder T, Brandenburg R, Bussiahn R, Weltmann K-D: Influence of the capillary on the ignition of the transient spark discharge. J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 2013, 46, 145205. <>
  • Zhang Shiqiang, van Gaens Wouter, van Gessel Bram, Hofmann Sven, van Veldhuizen Eddie, Bogaerts Annemie, Bruggeman Peter: Spatially resolved ozone densities and gas temperatures in a time modulated RF driven atmospheric pressure plasma jet: an analysis of the production and destruction mechanisms. J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 2013, 46, 205202. <>
  • Winter J, Wende K, Masur K, Iseni S, Dünnbier M, Hammer M U, Tresp H, Weltmann K-D, Reuter S: Feed gas humidity: a vital parameter affecting a cold atmospheric-pressure plasma jet and plasma-treated human skin cells. J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 2013, 46, 295401. <>
  • Dang Van Sung Mussard M, Guaitella O, Rousseau A: Propagation of plasma bullets in helium within a dielectric capillary—influence of the interaction with surfaces. J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 2013, 46, 302001. <>
  • Dünnbier M, Schmidt-Bleker A, Winter J, Wolfram M, Hippler R, Weltmann K-D, Reuter S: Ambient air particle transport into the effluent of a cold atmospheric-pressure argon plasma jet investigated by molecular beam mass spectrometry. J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 2013, 46, 435203. <>
  • Tresp H, Hammer M U, Winter J, Weltmann K-D, Reuter S: Quantitative detection of plasma-generated radicals in liquids by electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy. J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 2013, 46, 435401. <>
  • Vallade Julien, Massines Françoise: Fourier-transformed infrared absorption spectroscopy: a tool to characterize the chemical composition of Ar–NH3–SiH4dielectric barrier discharge. J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 2013, 46, 464007. <>
  • Gerling T, Hoder T, Bussiahn R, Brandenburg R, Weltmann K-D: On the spatio-temporal dynamics of a self-pulsed nanosecond transient spark discharge: a spectroscopic and electrical analysis. Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 2013, 22, 065012. <>
  • Honda Masaya, Sasaki Toru, Aso Tsukasa, Kikuchi Takashi, Harada Nob: Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Generation using Dielectric Barrier Discharge Stacked by Insulator Coated Comb-Electrodes. J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 2013, 441, 012020. <>
  • Isbary Georg, Shimizu Tetsuji, Li Yang-Fang, Stolz Wilhelm, Thomas Hubertus M, Morfill Gregor E, Zimmermann Julia L: Cold atmospheric plasma devices for medical issues. Expert Review of Medical Devices 2013, 10, 367. <>
  • Ryu Young Hyo, Uhm Han Sup, Park Gyung Soon, Choi Eun Ha: Sterilization of Neurospora Crassa by Noncontacted Low Temperature Atmospheric Pressure Surface Discharged Plasma with Dielectric Barrier Structure. Journal of the Korean Vacuum Society 2013, 22, 55. <>
  • Weltmann K.-D., Polak M., Masur K., von Woedtke T., Winter J., Reuter S.: Plasma Processes and Plasma Sources in Medicine. Contrib. Plasma Phys. 2012, 52, 644. <>
  • Li Yang-Fang, Shimizu Tetsuji, Zimmermann Julia L., Morfill Gregor E.: Cold Atmospheric Plasma for Surface Disinfection. Plasma Processes Polym. 2012, 9, 585. <>
  • Zimmermann Julia L., Shimizu Tetsuji, Boxhammer Veronika, Morfill Gregor E.: Disinfection Through Different Textiles Using Low-Temperature Atmospheric Pressure Plasma. Plasma Processes Polym. 2012, 9, 792. <>
  • Mohammadi M. Shah, Ahmed I., Muja N., Almeida S., Rudd C.D., Bureau M.N., Nazhat S.N., Tan Fei, O���Neill Feidhlim, Naciri Mariam, Dowling Denis, Al-Rubeai Mohamed, Fukatsu Kyoju, Leto Andrea, Zhu Wenliang, Sugano Nobuhiko, Pezzotti Giuseppe: Effect of Si and Fe doping on calcium phosphate glass fibre reinforced polycaprolactone bone analogous composites. Acta Biomaterialia 2012, 8, 1616. <>
  • Amorosi C��dric, Fouquet Thierry, Toniazzo Val��rie, Ruch David, Averous Luc, Ball Vincent, Michel Marc: Growth rate, morphology, chemical composition and oligomerization state of plasma polymer films made from acrylic and methacrylic acid under dielectric barrier discharge. Reactive and Functional Polymers 2012, 72, 341. <>
  • Winter J, Dünnbier M, Schmidt-Bleker A, Meshchanov A, Reuter S, Weltmann K-D: Aspects of UV-absorption spectroscopy on ozone in effluents of plasma jets operated in air. J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 2012, 45, 385201. <>
  • Röpcke J, Davies P B, Lang N, Rousseau A, Welzel S: Applications of quantum cascade lasers in plasma diagnostics: a review. J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 2012, 45, 423001. <>
  • Reuter S, Winter J, Schmidt-Bleker A, Schroeder D, Lange H, Knake N, Schulz-von der Gathen V, Weltmann K-D: Atomic oxygen in a cold argon plasma jet: TALIF spectroscopy in ambient air with modelling and measurements of ambient species diffusion. Plasma Sources Sci Technol 2012, 21, 024005. <>
  • Reuter S, Winter J, Iseni S, Peters S, Schmidt-Bleker A, Dünnbier M, Schäfer J, Foest R, Weltmann K-D: Detection of ozone in a MHz argon plasma bullet jet. Plasma Sources Sci Technol 2012, 21, 034015. <>
  • Robert E, Sarron V, Riès D, Dozias S, Vandamme M, Pouvesle J-M: Characterization of pulsed atmospheric-pressure plasma streams (PAPS) generated by a plasma gun. Plasma Sources Sci Technol 2012, 21, 034017. <>
  • Zhu WeiDong, Lopez Jose L: A dc non-thermal atmospheric-pressure plasma microjet. Plasma Sources Sci Technol 2012, 21, 034018. <>
  • Bussiahn R, Gesche R, Kühn S, Weltmann K-D: Integrated Microwave Atmospheric Plasma Source (IMAPlaS): thermal and spectroscopic properties and antimicrobial effect onB. atrophaeusspores. Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 2012, 21, 065011. <>
  • Shimizu Tetsuji, Sakiyama Yukinori, Graves David B, Zimmermann Julia L, Morfill Gregor E: The dynamics of ozone generation and mode transition in air surface micro-discharge plasma at atmospheric pressure. New J. Phys. 2012, 14, 103028. <>
  • Wild R., Stollenwerk L.: Breakdown of order in a self-organised barrier discharge. Eur. Phys. J. D 2012, 66. <>
  • Zvereva G. N.: Using vacuum ultraviolet radiation to obtain highly reactive radicals. J. Opt. Technol. 2012, 79, 477. <>
  • Lademann O., Kramer A., Richter H., Patzelt A., Meinke M.C., Roewert-Huber J., Czaika V., Weltmann K.-D., Hartmann B., Koch S.: Antisepsis of the follicular reservoir by treatment with tissue-tolerable plasma (TTP). Laser Phys Lett 2011, 8, 313. <>
  • Lademann O., Richter H., Kramer A., Patzelt A., Meinke M.C., Graf C., Gao Q., Korotianskiy E., Rühl E., Weltmann K.-D.: Stimulation of the penetration of particles into the skin by plasma tissue interaction. Laser Phys Lett 2011, 8, 758. <>
  • Winter Theresa, Winter Jörn, Polak Martin, Kusch Kathrin, Mäder Ulrike, Sietmann Rabea, Ehlbeck Jörg, van Hijum Sacha, Weltmann Klaus-Dieter, Hecker Michael: Characterization of the global impact of low temperature gas plasma on vegetative microorganisms. PROTEOMICS 2011, 11, 3518. <>
  • Hähnel Marcel, Diener Annette, Kolukisaoglu Üner, Weltmann Klaus-Dieter, Thurow Kerstin: The Influence on Cell Growth Properties in Different Microtiterplate Types by Corona-Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma at Atmospheric Pressure. Plasma Process Polym 2011, 8, 70. <>
  • Helmke Andreas, Hoffmeister Dennis, Berge Frank, Emmert Steffen, Laspe Petra, Mertens Nina, Vioel Wolfgang, Weltmann Klaus-Dieter: Physical and Microbiological Characterisation of Staphylococcus epidermidis Inactivation by Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma. Plasma Process Polym 2011, 8, 278. <>
  • Iio Shouichiro, Yanagisawa Kosuke, Uchiyama Chizuru, Teshima Katsuya, Ezumi Naomichi, Ikeda Toshihiko: Influence of gas flow on argon microwave plasma jet at atmospheric pressure. Surface Coatings and Technology 2011, 206, 1449. <>
  • Bender Claudia, Partecke Lars-Ivo, Kindel Eckhard, Döring Friederike, Lademann Jürgen, Heidecke Claus-Dieter, Kramer Axel, Hübner Nils-Olaf: The modified HET-CAM as a model for the assessment of the inflammatory response to tissue tolerable plasma. Toxicology in Vitro 2011, 25, 530. <>
  • Weltmann K.-D., von Woedtke Th.: Basic requirements for plasma sources in medicine. Eur Phys J Appl Phys 2011, 55, 13807. <>
  • Ehlbeck J, Schnabel U, Polak M, Winter J, von Woedtke Th, Brandenburg R, von dem Hagen T, Weltmann K-D: Low temperature atmospheric pressure plasma sources for microbial decontamination. J Phys D Appl Phys 2011, 44, 013002. <>
  • Zimmermann J L, Dumler K, Shimizu T, Morfill G E, Wolf A, Boxhammer V, Schlegel J, Gansbacher B, Anton M: Effects of cold atmospheric plasmas on adenoviruses in solution. J Phys D Appl Phys 2011, 44, 505201. <>
  • Shimizu T, Zimmermann J L, Morfill G E: The bactericidal effect of surface micro-discharge plasma under different ambient conditions. New J Phys 2011, 13, 023026. <>
  • Shimizu Tetsuji, Iwafuchi Yutaka, Morfill Gregor E, Sato Takehiko: Formation of thermal flow fields and chemical transport in air and water by atmospheric plasma. New J Phys 2011, 13, 053025. <>
  • Lee Jae Koo, Kim Myoung Soo, Byun June Ho, Kim Kyong Tai, Kim Gyoo Cheon, Park Gan Young: Biomedical Applications of Low Temperature Atmospheric Pressure Plasmas to Cancerous Cell Treatment and Tooth Bleaching. Jpn J Appl Phys (Part 1) 2011, 50, 08JF01. <>
  • Lee Jae Koo, Kim Myoung Soo, Byun June Ho, Kim Kyong Tai, Kim Gyoo Cheon, Park Gan Young: Biomedical Applications of Low Temperature Atmospheric Pressure Plasmas to Cancerous Cell Treatment and Tooth Bleaching. Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 2011, 50, 08JF01. <>
  • Grosch H., Hoder T., Weltmann K.-D., Brandenburg R.: Spatio-temporal development of microdischarges in a surface barrier discharge arrangement in air at atmospheric pressure. Eur Phys J D 2010, 60, 547. <>