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Accession Number ADA564080
Title Experimental Investigation of the Plasma Bullet and Its Applications.
Publication Date Aug 2012
Media Count 34p
Personal Author M. Laroussi
Abstract This document is our final technical report describing the research activities carried out under AFOSR Grant FA9550-08-1-0487. In our previous progress reports we described the experimental device that generates the plasma bullets. Then we presented spectroscopic as well as fast photography diagnostic results that shed new light on the mechanisms of creation and propagation of the plasma bullets. We then expanded our investigations on the nature and propagation characteristics of the bullets. We also described preliminary results on a new exciting biomedical/biochemical application of the plasma bullets: The destruction of amyloid fibrils forming proteins. In this final report we add a description of new experiments that we conducted in the last year of the project. The focus of these experiments is the study of the behavior of the plasma bullets under controlled pressures and the conditions under which a large volume diffuse plasma can be ignited.
Keywords Amyloid fibrils
Biomedical applications
Biomedical engineering
Electron energy
High speed photography
High voltage
Nonthermal atmospheric pressure plasmas
Optical emission spectroscopy
Plasma bullets
Plasma jets

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 46G - Plasma Physics
Corporate Author Old Dominion Univ., Norfolk, VA. Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept. 30 Sep 2008-29 Sep 2011.
NTIS Issue Number 1302
Contract Number FA9550-08-1-0487

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