A plasma can loft particles off a surface due to an electric force. This plasma particle lofting has been proposed as a novel cleaning technique for the high-tech industry. This, however, requires a better understanding of the involved processes. Therefore we have used a specialised setup, involving vibration forces, to experimentally measure the forces on a particle on a surface. We have found that applying a plasma causes a significant reduction in particle adhesion. In this contribution we describe these measurements and focus on the effect of capillary forces due to water.
|Publication status||Published - 3 Dec 2015|
|Event||18th Euregional Workshop on the Exploration of Low Temperature Plasma Physics (WELTPP 2015) - Conference centre "Rolduc", Kerkrade, Netherlands|
Duration: 3 Dec 2015 → 4 Dec 2015
|Workshop||18th Euregional Workshop on the Exploration of Low Temperature Plasma Physics (WELTPP 2015)|
|Period||3/12/15 → 4/12/15|