Plasma Treatment Applications


Changing surface chemistry with plasma technology and its processing methods are used in many industrial and research applications. Surface treatment of a material with a dry method of cleaning, activation, etching and deposition are powerful, cost effective process options. The ability to perform process options with control, repeatability and scalable equipment make plasma treatment a desirable core competency for any manufacturing company or research team.


Manufacturer’s Surface Activation Guide for Improved Adhesion


Dielectric Barrier Discharge

A dielectric barrier discharge is a dry method of plasma treatment which doesn't generate waste water or require drying of the material after treatment.

Plasma is produced by two electrodes with a dielectric between these electrodes to limit the current flow in the plasma. This low density plasma can be described as Dielectric Barrier Discharge or DBD for short.

This method of plasma production is also called silent discharge due the current limiting dielectric controlling the rate of ionization of the gas. This relatively low density plasma produces controlled ionization of the available gas generating little to no detectable sound. This method of low level density plasma production is useful in gas plasma processing like ozone generation, gas reforming, and broad area low level activation processes.


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