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Atmospheric air plasma induces increased cell aggregation during the formation of Escherichia coli biofilms (2018)
Journal Article
during the formation of Escherichia coli biofilms. Plasma Processes and Polymers, doi:10.1002/ppap.201700212. ISSN 1612-8850

Atmospheric air plasma has previously been shown to be a novel and effective method for biofilm eradication. Here we study the effects of plasma on both microbial inactivation and induced structural modification for forming biofilms. New structures a... Read More

Impact of plasma jet geometry on residence times of radical species (2018)
Journal Article
Lalor, J., Scally, L., Cullen, P. J., & Milosavljević, V. (2018). Impact of plasma jet geometry on residence times of radical species. Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A, 36(3), doi:10.1116/1.5022294. ISSN 0734-2101

Numerous electrode geometries and power supplies, both commercial and in-house, have been employed for the generation of low-temperature atmospheric plasma jets. In this work, the development and operation of a 12 jet nonthermal atmospheric plasma sy... Read More

Cold atmospheric plasma induces ATP-dependent endocytosis of nanoparticles and synergistic U373MG cancer cell death (2018)
Journal Article
He, Z., Liu, K., Manaloto, E., Casey, A., Cribaro, G. P., Byrne, H. J., …Curtin, J. F. (2018). Cold atmospheric plasma induces ATP-dependent endocytosis of nanoparticles and synergistic U373MG cancer cell death. Scientific Reports, 8(5298), doi:10.1038/s41598-018-23262-0. ISSN 2045-2322

Gold nanoparticles (AuNP) have potential as both diagnostic and therapeutic vehicles. However, selective targeting and uptake in cancer cells remains challenging. Cold atmospheric plasma (CAP) can be combined with AuNP to achieve synergistic anti-can... Read More

Translation of plasma technology from the lab to the food industry (2017)
Journal Article
Cullen, P., Lalor, J., Scally, L., Boehm, D., Milosavljević, V., Bourke, P., & Keener, K. (2018). Translation of plasma technology from the lab to the food industry. Plasma Processes and Polymers, 15(2), doi:10.1002/ppap.201700085. ISSN 1612-8850

The potential of cold plasma as a food processing aid has been demonstrated for a range of processes and products. The potential applications of plasma technology are extensive and include: microbial decontamination, pest control, toxin elimination,... Read More