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Plasma Engineering by Isak Beilis, Michael Keidar

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Chapter 7

Plasma Medicine

7.1 Plasmas for biomedical applications

7.1.1 Introduction

Plasma medicine is an emerging field combining plasma physics and engineering, medicine, bioengineering to use plasmas for therapeutic applications.

Recent progress in atmospheric plasmas led to creation of cold plasmas with ion temperatures close to room temperature [1]. Cold nonthermal atmospheric plasmas can have tremendous applications in biomedical technology. In particular, plasma treatment can potentially offer a minimally invasive surgery that allows specific cell removal without influencing the whole tissue. Conventional laser surgery is based on thermal interaction and leads to accidental cell death, i.e., necrosis, and may cause permanent tissue damage. ...

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