Cold Microsecond Spark Discharge Plasma Production of Active Species and Their Delivery into Tissue

  • Danil DobryninEmail author
  • Gregory Fridman
  • Gary Friedman
  • Alexander Fridman
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series A: Chemistry and Biology book series (NAPSA)


Mechanisms of the Plasma Medicine techniques, first of all plasma ­sterilization and healing of wounds, are immediately related to the effects of ­reactive neutral and charged species produced by plasma and delivered to the treated object. Here we report experimental results on measurement of production of reactive ­oxygen species in liquid media and their delivery into tissue by microsecond spark discharge plasma. We also show that a simple agarose gel model may closely mimic physicochemical characteristics of tissue.


Spark discharge Reactive oxygen species Plasma medicine Tissue model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Danil Dobrynin
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gregory Fridman
    • 2
  • Gary Friedman
    • 2
  • Alexander Fridman
    • 2
  1. 1.Electrical and Computer Engineering DepartmentDrexel UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Drexel Plasma InstituteDrexel UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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