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Plasma inactivation of candida albicans by an atmospheric cold plasma brush composed of hollow fibers

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6 Author(s)
Ying Song ; Liaoning Key Lab. of Optoelectron. Films & Mater., Dalian Nat. Univ., Dalian, China ; Liu, Dongping ; Longfei Ji ; Wang, Wenchun
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It remains a challenge to generate the uniform and large-area cold plasma at atmospheric pressure. In this paper, we report a method to generate a reliable and homogeneous brush-shaped plasma plume running at atmospheric pressure. The plasma brush (110 mm in length and 10 mm in width) is mainly composed of well-aligned and hollow optical fibers. Current-voltage measurements indicate that the brush-shaped plasma plume consists of glowlike pulsed discharge with their pulsewidths of several microseconds. The generation of the He/O2 glowlike discharge is further proved by the uniform distribution of O atoms along the transverse location of the plasma brush. This brush-shaped plasma plume is used for the application in the plasma inactivation of Candida albicans cells. About 97% of Candida albicans cells with a population of 105 spores are killed when exposed to the O2/He (volume ratio: 5/95) brush-shaped plasma plume for 150 s. Analysis indicates that plasma-activated species, such as O radicals, may play a crucial role in killing the resistant Candida albicans cells.

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Plasma Science, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:40 ,  Issue: 4 )