Micro-disperse particles in plasmas: From disturbing side effects to new applications

H. Kersten, H. Deutsch, E. Stoffels - Adamowicz, W.W. Stoffels, G.M.W. Kroesen, R. Hippler

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The research effort in the area of dusty plasmas initially aimed at avoiding particle formation and controlling the contamination level in industrial reactors. Nowadays, dusty plasmas have grown into a vast field and new applications of plasma-processed dust particles are emerging. There is demand for particles with special properties, and fur particle-seeded composite materials. Low-pressure, plasmas offer a unique possibility of confinement, control and fine tailoring of particle properties. The role of plasma technology in treatment and surface modification of powder grains is reviewed and illustrated with examples.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)598-609
JournalContributions to Plasma Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2001


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