Our Laboratories

The Tesla Plasma Research Laboratory is equipped with inductively coupled thermal plasma facility and various plasma sources for several applications, both thermal and non-thermal, commercial and self-developed.
The laboratory also presents equipments and instruments for materials characterization: Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) for the analysis of exausted gas, solid and liquid samples; water contact angle and surface energy measurements; BET surface area analysis.
The Von Ardenne SEM Laboratory is equipped with a Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) suitable for EDX spectroscopy.
The Raizer Plasma Diagnostic Laboratory presents numerous tools for plasma diagnostic: Optical absorption spectroscopy (OAS) for the quantitative measurement of concentration or reactive species in gas phase; Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES) for the non invasive determination of plasma temperature and composition; High Speed Cameras (HSI) for the visualization of plasma transient also possibly in combination with the Schlieren technique for the study of fluidynamic phenomena; iCCD camera for time resolved spectroscopy and visualization of extremely fast phenomena.

The plasma group has also two biological laboratories: Langmuir BioPlasma Bacteria and Golgi BioPlasma-Cell laboratories with a dedicated microbiologist and equipped for the preliminary evaluation of biological effects induced in pathogens and mammalian cells exposed to plasma.