Low-temperature Plasmas

Our low-temperature plasma research develops solutions for global challenges in high-tech manufacturing, environment, and medicine, through coupling advanced plasma sensing with simulations.

About the Research Area

Low-temperature plasmas operate in a highly non-equilibrium environment, where synergies between physical and chemical interactions drive unique processes. These technologies enable large area surface manipulation at an atomic and molecular scale for material fabrication in for example nano-electronics production. Tailoring the multi reactive species environment enables applications in areas such as medicine, agriculture, and energy storage. We collaborate closely with industrial partners to maximise the impact of our discoveries.

Low-temperature Plasmas Publications

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The role of atomic oxygen in the decomposition of self-assembled monolayers during area-selective atomic layer deposition. Brady-Boyd, A; O’Connor, R; Armini, S; Selvaraju, V; Pasquali, M; Hughes, G; Bogan, J. Applied Surface Science 2022

Thermal and plasma enhanced atomic layer deposition of ultrathin TiO2on silicon from amide and alkoxide precursors: Growth chemistry and photoelectrochemical performance. O’Donnell, S; Jose, F; Shiel, K; Snelgrove, M; McFeely, C; McGill, E; O’Connor, R. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 2022

The potential use of a cold atmospheric plasma jet for decontamination of hospital surfaces. A pilot study. Fallon, M; Kennedy, S; Kumar, S; Daniels, S; Humphreys, H. Plasma Medicine 2021

Chemical kinetics and density measurements of OH in an atmospheric pressure He + O2+ H2O radiofrequency plasma. Brisset, A; Gibson, A.R; Schröter, S; Niemi, K; Booth, J.-P; Gans, T; O’Connell, D; Wagenaars, E. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 2021

Ion energy distribution function in very high frequency capacitive discharges excited by saw-tooth waveform. Sharma, S; Sirse, N; Kuley, A; Turner, M.M. Physics of Plasmas 2021

Surface production of negative ions from pulse-biased nitrogen doped diamond within a low-pressure deuterium plasma. Smith, G.J; Tahri, L; Achard, J; Issaoui, R; Gans, T; Dedrick, J.P; Cartry, G. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 2021

Characteristics of silicon nitride deposited by very high frequency (162 MHz)-plasma enhanced atomic layer deposition using bis(diethylamino)silane. Byun, J.Y; Ji, Y.J; Kim, K.H; Kim, K.S; Tak, H.W; Ellingboe, A.R; Yeom, G.Y. Nanotechnology 2021

Investigation of a large gap cold plasma reactor for continuous in-package decontamination of fresh strawberries and spinach. Ziuzina, D; Misra, N.N; Han, L; Cullen, P.J; Moiseev, T; Mosnier, J.P; Keener, K; Gaston, E; Vilaró, I; Bourke, P. Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies 2020

Helium metastable species generation in atmospheric pressure RF plasma jets driven by tailored voltage waveforms in mixtures of He and N2. Korolov, I; Leimkühler, M; Böke, M; Donkó, Z; Schulz-Von Der Gathen, V; Bischoff, L; Hübner, G; Hartmann, P; Gans, T; Liu, Y; Mussenbrock, T; Schulze, J. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 2020

Effect of non-thermal plasma technology on microbial inactivation and total phenolic content of a model liquid food system and black pepper grains. Charoux, C.M.G; Free, L; Hinds, L.M; Vijayaraghavan, R.K; Daniels, S; O’Donnell, C.P; Tiwari, B.K. LWT 2020

Electric field nonlinearity in very high frequency capacitive discharges at constant electron plasma frequency. Sharma, S; Sirse, N; Kuley, A; Turner, M.M. Plasma Sources Science and Technology 2020

The formation of atomic oxygen and hydrogen in atmospheric pressure plasmas containing humidity: Picosecond two-photon absorption laser induced fluorescence and numerical simulations. Schröter, S; Bredin, J; Gibson, A.R; West, A; Dedrick, J.P; Wagenaars, E; Niemi, K; Gans, T; O’Connell, D. Plasma Sources Science and Technology 2020

Reproducibility of ‘COST reference microplasma jets’. Riedel, F; Golda, J; Held, J; Davies, H.L; Van Der Woude, M.W; Bredin, J; Niemi, K; Gans, T; Schulz-Von Der Gathen, V; O’Connell, D. Plasma Sources Science and Technology 2020

Investigation of plasma uniformity, rotational and vibrational temperature in a 162 MHz multi-electrode capacitive discharge. Sirse, N; Sirse, N; Harvey, C; Gaman, C; Ellingboe, A.R. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 2020

Driving frequency effect on discharge parameters and higher harmonic generation in capacitive discharges at constant power densities. Sharma, S; Sirse, N; Kuley, A; Sen, A; Turner, M.M. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 2020

Notch signalling is a potential resistance mechanism of progenitor cells within patient-derived prostate cultures following ROS-inducing treatments. Packer, J.R; Hirst, A.M; Droop, A.P; Adamson, R; Simms, M.S; Mann, V.M; Frame, F.M; O’Connell, D; Maitland, N.J. FEBS Letters 2020

Enhancing surface production of negative ions using nitrogen doped diamond in a deuterium plasma. Smith, G.J; Ellis, J; Moussaoui, R; Pardanaud, C; Martin, C; Achard, J; Issaoui, R; Gans, T; Dedrick, J.P; Cartry, G. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 2020

Electron and negative ion dynamics in a pulsed 100 MHz capacitive discharge produced in an O2 and Ar/O2/C4F8 gas mixture. Sirse, N; Tsutsumi, T; Sekine, M; Hori, M; Ellingboe, A.R. Plasma Sources Science and Technology 2020

Mode transition in an oxygen low-pressure, very high frequency (162 MHz), multi-tile electrode capacitively coupled plasma. Harvey, C; Sirse, N; Gaman, C; Ellingboe, A.R. Physics of Plasmas 2020

High frequency sheath modulation and higher harmonic generation in a low pressure very high frequency capacitively coupled plasma excited by sawtooth waveform. Sharma, S; Sirse, N; Turner, M.M. Plasma Sources Science and Technology 2020

Cold atmospheric plasma, the removal of blood from steel and its effect on staphylococcal biofilm formation. A pilot study. Fallon, M; Boyle, M; Kennedy, S; Daniels, S; Humphreys, H. Clinical Plasma Medicine 2020

Biophysical characterisation of DNA origami nanostructures reveals inaccessibility to intercalation binding sites. Miller, H.L; Contera, S; Wollman, A.J.M; Hirst, A; Dunn, K.E; Schröter, S; O’Connell, D; Leake, M.C. Nanotechnology 2020

Aluminium oxide formation via atomic layer deposition using a polymer brush mediated selective infiltration approach. Snelgrove, M; McFeely, C; Mani-Gonzalez, P.G; Lahtonen, K; Lundy, R; Hughes, G; Valden, M; McGlynn, E; Yadav, P; Saari, J; Morris, M.A; O’Connor, R. Applied Surface Science 2020

Area-Selective ALD of Ru on Nanometer-Scale Cu Lines through Dimerization of Amino-Functionalized Alkoxy Silane Passivation Films. Zyulkov, I; Madhiwala, V; Voronina, E; Snelgrove, M; Bogan, J; O’Connor, R; De Gendt, S; Armini, S. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 2020

Corrigendum: Concepts and characteristics of the ‘COST Reference Microplasma Jet’ (Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics (2016) 49 (084003) DOI: 10.1088/0022-3727/49/8/084003). Golda, J; Held, J; Redeker, B; Konkowski, M; Beijer, P; Sobota, A; Kroesen, G; Braithwaite, N.S.J; Reuter, S; Turner, M.M; Gans, T; O’Connell, D; Schulz-Von Der Gathen, V. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 2019

Control of electron dynamics, radical and metastable species generation in atmospheric pressure RF plasma jets by Voltage Waveform Tailoring. Korolov, I; Donkó, Z; Hübner, G; Bischoff, L; Hartmann, P; Gans, T; Liu, Y; Mussenbrock, T; Schulze, J. Plasma Sources Science and Technology 2019

Disrupting the spatio-temporal symmetry of the electron dynamics in atmospheric pressure plasmas by voltage waveform tailoring. Gibson, A.R; Donkó, Z; Alelyani, L; Bischoff, L; Hübner, G; Bredin, J; Doyle, S; Korolov, I; Niemi, K; Mussenbrock, T; Hartmann, P; Dedrick, J.P; Schulze, J; Gans, T; O’Connell, D. Plasma Sources Science and Technology 2019

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