Research contract: PN-II-RU-PD-2012-3-0583, No. 44/2013
Project manager:
Dr. Rosini Ionita, rosini.ionita@infim.ro

Contracting Authority: Unitatea Executiva pentru Finantarea Invatamantului Superior, a Cercetarii, Dezvoltarii si Inovarii
Funding: Govermental budget, Ministry of Education
Contract duration: 24 month


Institution involved in the project:

National Institute for Lasers, Plasma and Radiation Physics (NILPRP)
Low Temperature Plasma Laboratory
Plasma Processes for Funtional Materials and Surfaces


Research team

Surename, Firstname
Place in project
Dinescu, Gherghe
Ionita, Rosini
Project manager



Plasma processing is key technology for electronics, bio-medicine, aerospace, automotive, textile or environmental engineering. It is widely used in conjunction with vacuum. Recent advances in gas discharge physics led to cold plasma sources, suitable for processing at atmospheric pressure. The major types of plasma sources are based on discharges with dielectric barriers or on discharges with bare electrodes-having the electrodes in contact with plasma. The idea of the project is to design and construct dedicated radiofrequency plasma jet sources based on the two discharge types, but able to work at similar parameter values (consumed power and gases), and afterwards to measure and compare their performances in terms of active species production, spatial extension and in processing - modification of polymers wettability and decomposition of chemicals in water. In the plasma processing field the process developing is mostly empirical, based on a “trial and error” procedure. Guiding the activity of process developing is very important: the proposed project will provide criteria for an “a priori” allocation of a specific type of plasma source to a given application (depending on the concrete request for a type of species, concentration, spatial extension, etc.), saving lot of time and money, thus having significant impact for technologies.


Summary activity reports

Stage I. Development and testing of DBE and DBD plasma sources suitable for working on simillar values of power and gas flow and elaboration of characterization experimental set-up
Deadline: December 2013
Stage II. Electrical Characterization of Plasma Sources
Deadline: December 2014
Stage III. Investigation of production of active species and their spatial distribution. Comparision of performances of processability
Deadline: December 2015


M. Teodorescu, M. Bazavan, E. R. Ionita, G. Dinescu, “Characteristics of a long and stable filamentary argon plasma jet generated in ambient atmosphere”, Plasma Sources Science and Technology, submitted article reference: PSST-100435 (2014)

Teodorescu, E.R. Ionita, C.E. Stancu, C. Stancu, G. Dinescu, “Atmospheric plasma sources operated in radiofrequency for biomedical applications”, 19th- 23rd January JSPP2014 COST MP11011-Workshop, Bohinjska,Bistrica, Slovenia, oral (2014)

M. Teodorescu, M. Bazavan, E. R. Ionita, G. Dinescu, “Comparative study of two similar form factor atmospheric plasma jet sources with and without dielectric barriers”, 14th International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering (PSE), September 15th – 19th, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, poster (2014)
M. Teodorescu, M. Bazavan, E. R. Ionita, G. Dinescu, “Electrical characterization of a stable monofilamentary plasma jet”, The XXII Europhysics Conference on Atomic and Molecular Physics of Ionized Gases (ESCAMPIG), July 15th-19th, Greifswald, Germany, poster (2014)


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