News from the IAP group

New paper on the contrast of SARS-Cov-2 indoor transmission has been published on Plasma Processes and Polymers

“Cold atmospheric plasma inactivation of aerosolized microdroplets containing bacteria and purified SARS-CoV-2 RNA to contrast airborne indoor transmission” , by Alina Bisag, Pasquale Isabelli, Romolo Laurita, Cristiana Bucci, Filippo Capelli, Giorgio Dirani, Matteo Gherardi, Giulia Laghi, Alessandro Paglianti, Vittorio Sambri, Vittorio Colombo has been accepted for publication on Plasma Processes and Polymers, DOI: 10.1002/ppap.202000154
The IAP Group acknowledges funding support from the 2014-2020 Emilia-Romagna Regional Operational Program of the European Regional Development Fund on industrial research and innovation projects for contrast solutions to the spread of COVID-19 – Project VIKI (VIrus KIller) – Plasma inactivation device to contrast bioaerosol indoor transport.  

New paper accepted for publication on Plasma Processes and Polymers

“Single step deposition of hexamethyldisiloxane surface gradient coatings with high amplitude of water contact angle over polyethylene foil” by H. Malekzad, T. Gallingani, F. Barletta, M. Gherardi, V. Colombo, D. Duday has been accepted for publication on Plasma Processes and Polymers.

New paper accepted for publication on Journal of Aerosol Science

“Online ion mobility spectrometry of nanoparticle formation by non-thermal plasma conversion of metal salts in liquid aerosol droplets” by T. Gallingani, N. H. Abuyazid, V. Colombo, M. Gherardi, R. M. Sankaran has been accepted for publication on Journal of Aerosol Science

Massimo Salvatores (1941-2020)

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Massimo Salvatores 1941–2020, Annals of Nuclear Energy, Volume 146, 2020.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anucene.2020.107633.

New paper accepted for publication on IEEE Transactions on Radiation and Plasma Medical Sciences

“Gas plasma technology – an asset to healthcare during viral pandemics such as the COVID-19 crisis?” by Sander Bekeschus, Axel Kramer, Elisabetta Suffredini, Thomas von Woedtke, and Vittorio Colombo is now available under the “Early Access” area on IEEE Xplore

Against Coronavirus – Emilia Romagna restarts from research

The contribution of prof V. Colombo starts at 8:40

The IAP group will participate to a POR-FESR project financed by the Regione Emilia-Romagna on the call “Progetti di ricerca e innovazione per lo sviluppo di soluzioni finalizzate al contrasto dell’epidemia da COVID-19”

The IAP group will participate to a POR-FESR project financed by the Regione Emilia-Romagna on the call “Progetti di ricerca e innovazione per lo sviluppo di soluzioni finalizzate al contrasto dell’epidemia da COVID-19

The project title is:

“Applicazione di trattamenti al plasma freddo atmosferico per la decontaminazione di superfici di alimenti e MOCA (materiali e oggetti a contatto con gli alimenti) da COVID19” led by the Interdepartmental Center for Agri-food Industrial Research (CIRI-AGRO)


The IAP group will lead a POR-FESR project funded by the Regione Emilia-Romagna on the call “Progetti di ricerca e innovazione per lo sviluppo di soluzioni finalizzate al contrasto dell’epidemia da COVID-19”

The IAP group will lead a POR-FESR project financed by the Regione Emilia-Romagna on the call “Progetti di ricerca e innovazione per lo sviluppo di soluzioni finalizzate al contrasto dell’epidemia da COVID-19

The project title is:

Progetto VIKI (VIrus KIller): dispositivo di sanificazione a contrasto del trasporto indoor di bioaerosol” led by the IAP Group of the Interdepartmental Center for Industrial Research Avanced Applications in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Technology (CIRI-MAM)

New Paper accepted for publication ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces

The new paper “Enhanced electrospinning of active organic fibers by plasma treatment on conjugated polymer solutions” by Fasano, Vito; Laurita, Romolo; Moffa, Maria; Gualandi, Chiara; Colombo, Vittorio; Gherardi, Matteo; Zussman, Eyal ;  Vasilyev, Gleb; Persano, Luana; Camposeo, Andrea; Focarete, Maria Letizia; Pisignano, Dario has been accepted for publication on ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces .

New paper accepted for Publication on Clinical Plasma Medicine

The new paper: “Cold atmospheric pressure plasma treatment to assist the restoration of the apical region of a root canal in endodontic procedures  ” by Alina Bisag, Michele Manzini, Emanuele Simoncelli, Augusto Stancampiano, Riccardo Tonini, Matteo Gherardi, Vittorio Colombo has been accepted for publication on Clinical Plasma Medicine, Elsevier

The special issue: papers by plenary and invited lecturers at the 24th International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry (ISPC 24), 9–14 June 2019, Naples, Italy has been published by Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing

The special issue, edited by Dott. Matteo Gherardi, is composed of peer-reviewed contributions from plenary speakers Achim von Keudell and Anne Bourdon and from invited speakers Julia Bandow, Maria Adriana Creatore, Vasco Guerra, Masaya Shigeta, Juan Pablo Trelles, Zdenko Machala and their coauthors.

The special issue papers will be available free of charge from May 11 to July 11, 2020.

New paper published on Plasma Processes and Polymers, Special Issue: Advanced Applications of Plasmas In Life Sciences

The new paper: “Plasma activated medium as an innovative anticancer strategy: insight into its cellular and molecular impact on in vitro leukemia cells” by Eleonora Turrini, Romolo Laurita, Emanuele Simoncelli, Augusto Stancampiano, Elena Catanzaro, Cinzia Calcabrini, Giovanni Carulli, Martina Rousseau,Matteo Gherardi, Francesca Maffei, Veronica Cocchi, Monia Lenzi, Valentina Pellicioni, Patrizia Hrelia, Vittorio Colombo, Carmela Fimognari, has been published on Plasma Processes and Polymers, Special Issue: Advanced Applications of Plasmas In Life Sciences. The reasearch activity was supported by National SIR Grant [RBSI14DBMB] of the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, MIUR. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ppap.202000007