The 21st International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry (ISPC21) has been held in Cairns, Australia, from 4 to 9 August 2013.
Our contributions span from modelling of thermal plasma processes for arc welding and nanoparticle synthesis to experimental activities related to new applications of non-thermal plasmas at atmospheric pressure.
Go to IPCS website to download ISPC21 conference proceedings.
Our oral contributions:
- Atmospheric plasma surface modification of electrospun poly(l-lactic acid) effect on mat properties and cell culturing.
- Plasma-assisted electrospinning: the many facets of a process.
- Modelling for the optimization of the reaction chamber in silicon nanoparticle synthesis by a radio- frequency induction thermal plasma.
- Prediction of fume formation in a pulsed gas metal arc welding process by means of a 2D time-dependent arc model coupled with nanoparticle tracking.
- Investigation of a constant current plasma arc welding process by means of two-temperature modelling and optical emission spectroscopy.
Our poster contributions:
- Optimization of curtain gas injection position and flow rate in a conical reaction chamber for Si nanoparticle synthesis by inductively coupled thermal plasmas.
- Control of nanoparticle size in RF thermal plasma synthesis of silicon oxide starting from solid and liquid precursors.
- Investigation of Silicon nanoparticles synthesis in the downstream region of a DC non-transferred arc plasma torch by three-dimensional modelling.
- Atmospheric pressure non-thermal plasma cleaning of 19th century daguerreotypes.
- Parametric study on the effectiveness of treatment of polyethylene (PE) foils for pharmaceutical packaging with a large area atmospheric pressure plasma source.
- Comparison of localized treatment effectiveness on biocompatible glass with different atmospheric pressure plasma sources.
- Increasing cell viability of 3D scaffolds for tissue engineering by means of an atmospheric pressure plasma jet.
- Pressure dependence of line-by-line calculation of argon plasma net emission coefficient.
- Evaluation of precursor evaporation in Si nano-particle synthesis by radio-frequency induction thermal plasmas.
- Study of the effect on human mesenchymal and epithelial cells of an atmospheric pressure plasma source driven by different voltage waveforms.
- Experimental investigation on the effects of the gas mixtures in plasma arc cutting of stainless steel.
- Characterization of a plasma jet for biomedical applications: composition, temperature, fluid dynamics and plasma structure.
- Study of the role of dielectric material in a dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) plasma source for dermatological application.
- High speed imaging characterization of a Dielectric Barrier Discharge Roller plasma source.
- High-speed imaging investigation of transient phenomena impacting plasma arc cutting process optimization.
- Effect of atmospheric pressure on non-equilibrium plasma treatment on poly-l-lactic acid electrospinnability.
- Study of the effect of atmospheric pressure plasma treatment on electrospinnability of poly-L-lactic acid solutions: voltage waveform effect.
- RF inductively coupled thermal plasma synthesis of ceramic nanoparticles for the production of Al-based metal matrix nanocomposites.