Paul M Bryant

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New data shed light on the mechanisms of film growth from low power, low pressure plasmas of organic compounds. These data rebalance the widely held view that plasma polymer formation is due to radical/neutral reactions only and that ions play no direct role in contributing mass at the surface. Ion reactions are shown to play an important role in both the(More)
Spatially varied surface treatment of a fluorescently labeled Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) protein, on the walls of a closed (sealed) microchannel is achieved via a well-defined gradient in plasma intensity. The microchips comprised a microchannel positioned in-between two microelectrodes (embedded in the chip) with a variable electrode separation along the(More)
By use of time and energy-resolved mass spectrometry, negative ions with masses ranging from m/z = 1-287 amu have been observed in the afterglow of a low-pressure (10 mTorr) pulsed acrylic acid polymerizing plasma. The most intense peaks, seen at m/z = 71, 143, 215, and 287, are assigned to the dehydrogenated oligomer of the form [nM-H](-) for n = 1, 2, 3,(More)
Time-resolved ICCD images of discharge and plasma bullet formation in a capillary dielectric barrier discharge at atmospheric pressure have been obtained across the whole period in the voltage cycle. The images clearly show that the capillary discharge ignites at the inner edges of both electrodes, when each electrode is working as a cathode, and this leads(More)
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