|NUKLEONIKA 2012, 57(2):277-282
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS OF PLASMA-BASED TECHNOLOGIES
FOR MEDICINE AND INDUSTRY
Valerii S. Taran, Igor E. Garkusha, Viktor V. Krasnyj, Alina S. Lozina, Renat M. Muratov, Valerii M. Shulaev, Aleksandr I. Timoshenko
Institute of Plasma Physics,
National Science Center, “Kharkov Institute of Physics and Technology”,
1 Akademicheskaya Str., 61108 Kharkov, Ukraine
The paper presents an overview of experimental results of various plasma applications based on atmospheric and vacuum discharges. A multifunctional low-temperature ozone sterilizer with a ultrasonic cavitation and dielectric barrier discharge generated at atmospheric pressure as well as ozonators with a diaphragm for water treatment and disinfection of medical tools have been developed. Particular attention is paid to the investigation of arc, high-frequency and non-self maintained discharges generated in vacuum for coatings application. Some aspects of pulsed plasma treatment, surface modification and hardening due to nitriding, oxidation and carburization are discussed.