Event Title

The Development of a Cold Atmospheric Pressure Pulsed Plasma Reactor; To Achieve Surface Modification Using the Plasma Immersion Ion Implantation Method

Mentor 1

Dr. Jalal Nawash

Location

Union Wisconsin Room

Start Date

24-4-2015 2:30 PM

End Date

24-4-2015 3:45 PM

Description

Background and Rationale Our research dealt with the design and development of a plasma reactor capable of producing cold atmospheric pressure pulsed plasma for the use of modifying the surface of polymer materials. The purpose of the research behind the development of the reactor is to look at improving the biocompatibility of medical implants, with plasma immersion ion implantation, with a view toward its broad implications. Methods This project is physically based, but it encompasses more than one scientific field (e.g. medical). Our research emphasized the broad potential of the project methodically and remained scientifically adherent to allow for successful results and strength in direction. Results The importance of our research lies primarily in its potential for increasing the biocompatibility of a surface substrate for use in medical implantation devices. Our main result was creating a plasma cloud using high voltage currents and Argon gas within our reactor chamber and providing the ground work for the successful continuation of this, and related, research. Conclusions Our research for this project is just starting. While we were able to build a working reactor, this was only the first step of the process. The next stage will be to actually measure tangible results based upon how the plasma affects the surface of the substrate used. The potential of our research delves not only into its use in biocompatibility but also into the entire aspect of plasma physics and related sciences.

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Apr 24th, 2:30 PM Apr 24th, 3:45 PM

The Development of a Cold Atmospheric Pressure Pulsed Plasma Reactor; To Achieve Surface Modification Using the Plasma Immersion Ion Implantation Method

Union Wisconsin Room

Background and Rationale Our research dealt with the design and development of a plasma reactor capable of producing cold atmospheric pressure pulsed plasma for the use of modifying the surface of polymer materials. The purpose of the research behind the development of the reactor is to look at improving the biocompatibility of medical implants, with plasma immersion ion implantation, with a view toward its broad implications. Methods This project is physically based, but it encompasses more than one scientific field (e.g. medical). Our research emphasized the broad potential of the project methodically and remained scientifically adherent to allow for successful results and strength in direction. Results The importance of our research lies primarily in its potential for increasing the biocompatibility of a surface substrate for use in medical implantation devices. Our main result was creating a plasma cloud using high voltage currents and Argon gas within our reactor chamber and providing the ground work for the successful continuation of this, and related, research. Conclusions Our research for this project is just starting. While we were able to build a working reactor, this was only the first step of the process. The next stage will be to actually measure tangible results based upon how the plasma affects the surface of the substrate used. The potential of our research delves not only into its use in biocompatibility but also into the entire aspect of plasma physics and related sciences.