Low-Temperature Plasma for Biology, Hygiene, and Medicine: Perspective and Roadmap

Laroussi, Mounir, Bekeschus, Sander, Keidar, Michael, Bogaerts, Annemie, Fridman, Alexander, Lu, Xinpei, Ostrikov, Kostya, Hori, Masaru, Stapelmann, Katharina, Miller, Vandana
et al (show 10 more authors) (2022) Low-Temperature Plasma for Biology, Hygiene, and Medicine: Perspective and Roadmap. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON RADIATION AND PLASMA MEDICAL SCIENCES, 6 (2). pp. 127-157.

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Plasma, the fourth and most pervasive state of matter in the visible universe, is a fascinating medium that is connected to the beginning of our universe itself. Man-made plasmas are at the core of many technological advances that include the fabrication of semiconductor devices, which enabled the modern computer and communication revolutions. The introduction of low temperature, atmospheric pressure plasmas to the biomedical field has ushered a new revolution in the healthcare arena that promises to introduce plasma-based therapies to combat some thorny and long-standing medical challenges. This article presents an overview of where research is at today and discusses innovative concepts and approaches to overcome present challenges and take the field to the next level. It is written by a team of experts who took an in-depth look at the various applications of plasma in hygiene, decontamination, and medicine, made critical analysis, and proposed ideas and concepts that should help the research community focus their efforts on clear and practical steps necessary to keep the field advancing for decades to come.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bacteria, cancer, cold plasma, decontamination, plasma medicine, radicals, reactive species, wound healing
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2022 16:16
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2024 03:40
DOI: 10.1109/TRPMS.2021.3135118
Open Access URL: https://arxiv.org/abs/2108.03158
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3146218