Olga Volotskova

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Cold atmospheric plasma (CAP), a technology based on quasi-neutral ionized gas at low temperatures, is currently being evaluated as a new highly selective alternative addition to existing cancer therapies. Here, we present a first attempt to identify the mechanism of CAP action. CAP induced a robust ~2-fold G2/M increase in two different types of cancer(More)
OBJECTIVE Cold atmospheric plasma (CAP) has recently been shown to selectively target cancer cells with minimal effects on normal cells. We systematically assessed the effects of CAP in the treatment of glioblastoma. METHODS Three glioma cell lines, normal astrocytes, and endothelial cell lines were treated with CAP. The effects of CAP were then(More)
In order to characterize the optimal condition for cell treatment with a plasma jet, its UV-vis-NIR spectrum was evaluated. Furthermore, this study considers the ability of cold atmospheric plasmas to impact cell migration rates as a function of (i) the length of the plasma treatment time, (ii) the number of hours after treatment that cell migration is(More)
The unique properties of graphene and carbon nanotubes made them the most promising nanomaterials attracting enormous attention, due to the prospects for applications in various nanodevices, from nanoelectronics to sensors and energy conversion devices. Here we report on a novel deterministic, single-step approach to simultaneous production and magnetic(More)
The electrical resistance of mats of single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) is measured as a function of mat temperature under various helium pressures, in vacuum and in atmospheric air. The objective of this paper is to study the thermal stability of SWNTs produced in a helium arc discharge in the experimental conditions close to natural conditions of SWNT(More)
We report a method for tuning the distribution of single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) produced by the anodic arc production method via the application of nonuniform magnetic fields to the gap region during synthesis. Raman, ultraviolet-visible-near-infrared absorbance and near-infrared fluorescence spectroscopies were used to characterize samples together(More)
It is demonstrated that the diameter distribution of catalyst nanoparticles in arc discharge can be controlled by a magnetic field. The magnetic field affects the arc shape, shortens the diffusing time of the catalyst nanoparticles through the nucleation zone, and consequentially reduces the average diameters of nanoparticles. The average diameter is(More)
Cold atmospheric plasma (CAP) is a specific type of partially ionized gas that is less than 104°F at the point of application. It was recently shown that CAP can be used for decontamination and sterilization, as well as anti-cancer treatment. Here, we investigated the effects of CAP on HIV-1 replication in monocyte-derived macrophages (MDM). We demonstrate(More)
Plasma enhanced techniques are widely used for synthesis of carbon nanostructures. The primary focus of this paper is to summarize recent experimental and theoretical advances in understanding of single-wall carbon nanotube SWNT synthesis mechanism in arcs, and to describe methods of controlling arc plasma parameters. Fundamental issues related to synthesis(More)
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