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An atmospheric capacitively coupled plasma jet has been developed by using multiring-electrode configurations for medical applications. It was found that the discharge conditions for plasma-jet production expanded with the increase of the number of pairs of multiring electrodes. The length of the plasma jet increased with the increase of the injected power and helium-gas flow rate. The temperature of the plasma jet, measured by a thermocouple, decreased with the increase of gas flow rate and was then attained to be around 50degC at a helium flow rate of 30 L/min. Optical measurements of plasma-jet emission showed various optical emissions from helium atoms, nitrogen atoms, hydroxyl radicals, and metal atoms originating from the electrode material.