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Plasma Technology for Hyperfunctional Surfaces: Food, Biomedical and Textile Applications

Hubert Rauscher (Editor), Massimo Perucca (Editor), Guy Buyle (Editor)
ISBN: 978-3-527-63046-2
440 pages
April 2010
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Based on a project backed by the European Union, this is a must-have resource for researchers in industry and academia concerned with application-oriented plasma technology research. Clearly divided in three sections, the first part is dedicated to the fundamentals of plasma and offers information about scientific and theoretical plasma topics, plasma production, surface treatment process and characterization. The second section focuses on technological aspects and plasma process applications in textile, food packaging and biomedical sectors, while the final part is devoted to concerns about the environmental sustainability of plasma processes.
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PART I: INTRODUCTION TO PLASMA TECHNOLOGY FOR SURFACE FUNCTIONALISATION
Introduction to Plasma Technology
Plasma Systems and Sources
Basics in Plasm-Surface Interactions
Plasma Modelling
Basics in Plasma Diagnostics
Surface Characterization Techniques
PART II: APPLICATIONS -
HYPERFUNCTIONAL SURFACES FOR TEXTILE, FOOD AND BIOMEDICAL SECTORS
Plasma for Tuning Surface Tension Targeted to Textile Applications
Plasma for Anti-Bacterial and Anti-Fouling Surfaces in the Biomedical Sector
Plasma for Gas and Water Vapour Barriers For Food Packaging
Plasma for Anti-Wear Components in Food Processing
PART III: ECO-EFFICIENCY AND SAFETY ISSUES
Technical and Economical Aspects
Environmental and Safety Aspects
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Hubert Rauscher was born 1962 in Ingostadt, Germany. After his time at the University of Ulm he works now for the European Commission at the Institute for Health and Consumer Protection in Ispra, Italy.
Massimo Perucca was studying at the Univerity of Torino and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. he got his Ph.D. in fluid dynamics and plasma physics and is now working as an independet research professional.
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