Sterilization using a microwave-induced argon plasma system at atmospheric pressure

Bong Joo Park, D. H. Lee, J. C. Park, I. S. Lee, K. Y. Lee, S. O. Hyun, M. S. Chun, K. H. Chung

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A new sterilization method in the field of protection and conservation of materials from microorganisms is plasma treatment. Plasma treatment is a well-established technique in a number of processes, e.g., plasma cleaning, etching, and coating. This paper describes a new method, microwave-induced argon plasma at atmospheric pressure for the sterilization of microorganisms, and presents some experimental results regarding the sterilization of some selected bacteria and fungi.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4539-4544
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Nov

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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