Highlights 2014 of Plasma Sources Sci. Technol.
A paper Aqueous-phase chemistry and bactericidal effects from an air discharge plasma in contact with water: evidence for the formation of peroxynitrite through a pseudo-second-order post-discharge reaction of H2O2 and HNO2 published by P. Lukes, E. Dolezalova, I. Sisrova and M. Clupek in Plasma Sources Science and Technology has been selected by the journal’s Editors in the exclusive collection "Highlights of 2014". Highlights are selected based on outstanding research and impact on the low-temperature plasmas community and represent the breadth and excellence of the work published in 2014. All Highlights are free to read until the end of 2015 at website Highlights of 2014.
STSM COST TD1208 by Ms. Tarabová
Ms. Barbora Tarabová from Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia worked as visiting scientist in the laboratory of Dr. Lukes during the period November 3-21, 2014. Her visit was performed in the frame of the Short Term Scientific Mission of the European project COST Action TD1208. Topic of her STSM was aimed on the investigation of the chemical and bactericidal effects induced in water solutions electro-sprayed through DC-driven transient spark discharge in air. For summary of her work visit the COST website with STSM Report.
STSM COST TD1208 by Mr. Laurita
Mr. Romolo Laurita from University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy worked as visiting scientist in the laboratory of Dr. Lukes during the period November 3-21, 2014. His visit was performed in the frame of the Short Term Scientific Mission of the European project COST Action TD1208. Topic of his STSM was aimed on the investigation of chemical processes induced by gas phase nanosecond pulsed dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) generated in air above the surface of liquid. For summary of his work visit the COST website with STSM Report.
Guest Editor for Special Issue 2015 Plasma and Liquids in J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys.
Dr. Petr Lukes serves as a Guest Editor for the special issue Plasma and Liquids in Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics. The Co-Guest Editors of this special issue are along with P. Lukes, prof. Bruce R. Locke (Florida State University, USA), prof. Hidenori Akiyama (Kumamoto University, Japan) and prof. Peter Bruggeman (University of Minnesota, USA). The aim is to cover in this special issue state-of-art of actual topics in the field of plasma interacting with liquids. The special issue is scheduled for publishing during 2015.
Plenary Lecture at PSE 2014
Dr. Petr Lukes presented a plenary lecture at the 14th International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering (PSE 2014) held in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany September 15 to 19, 2014. The title of his talk was “Plasma-Liquid Interactions Induced by Electrical Discharges in Aqueous Solutions”. For full program visit the website of PSE2014 .
STSM COST TD1208 by Mr. Banaschik
Mr. Robert Banaschik from the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP Greifswald), Greifswald, Germany worked as visiting scientist in the laboratory of Dr. Lukes during the period April 7-18, 2014. His visit was performed in the frame of the Short Term Scientific Mission of the European project COST Action TD1208. Topic of his STSM was aimed on the investigation of chemical processes induced by pulsed corona discharge in water focusing mainly on the aqueous-phase chemistry of OH radicals produced by plasma in water. For summary of his work visit the COST website with STSM Report
Best Poster Award of Bioelectrics 2013
Mrs. Eva Dolezalova received Best Poster Award of Bioelectrics 2013 at 10th International Bioelectrics Symposium (BIOELECTRICS 2013) held in Karlsruhe, Germany, September 16-19, 2013. The title of her work was “Membrane damages of Escherichia coli in liquid suspension treated by atmospheric pressure plasma jet”. Eva is working in our research group on her PhD. Congratulation!
Cover Image of J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys.
A figure from the paper Effects of Pulse Frequency of Input Power on the Physical and Chemical Properties of Pulsed Streamer Discharge Plasmas in Water, which is collaboration work of Dr. Lukes with colleagues from Kumamoto University, Japan was selected as the front cover image of Volume 46, Number 12, 27 March 2013 issue of the Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics.
Institute of Plasma Physics AS CR represented by research team of Dr. Lukes joined the European network project COST Action TD1208: Electrical discharges with liquids for future applications. Dr. Lukes is member of Management Committee representing the Czech Republic in this COST Action and also the leader of Working Group 2: Atmospheric plasmas interacting with liquids. For more info visit the website of COST TD1208.
Book on Plasma Chemistry and Catalysis in Gases and Liquids
Dr. Petr Lukes is the co-Editor and author of three chapters in book Plasma Chemistry and Catalysis in Gases and Liquids. The book provides an overview of the basic principles of plasma-chemical and plasma-catalytic processes generated by electrical discharges in gas, liquid and gas/liquid environments, which is addressed by major experts in the fields of plasma physics, plasma chemistry and plasma catalysis. The book is divided into four major sections containing altogether 9 chapters that cover the state of the art of this topic in both fundamental and applied aspects. The Chapters 6-8, written by Dr. Lukes together with prof. Bruce R. Locke and prof. Jean-Louis Brisset, present a state-of-art fundamental and applied knowledge on plasma chemical processes associated with non-equilibrium plasma generated by electrical discharges in liquids and gas/liquid environments.
Visiting Professor at Kumamoto University in Japan
Dr. Petr Lukes spent 6 months as Visiting Professor at Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan with research group of prof. Hidenori Akiyama. This stay promoted closer research collaboration between the Institute of Plasma Physics AS CR and Kumamoto University, which is taking place in the framework of the International Bioelectrics Consortium. Dr. Lukes during his stay in Kumamoto University was guiding several master’s and doctoral students in conducting their experiments, participated on many scientific seminars and performed research focused on plasmachemical and physical processes induced by non-thermal plasma and shock waves in water.
MC Member in COST Action MP1101
Institute of Plasma Physics AS CR represented by research team of Dr. Milan Simek joined the European network project COST Action MP1101: Biomedical Applications of Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Technology. Dr. Simek is member of Management Committee representing the Czech Republic in this COST Action. For more info visit the website of COST MP1101.
Member of International Consortia BIOELECTRICS
Institute of Plasma Physics AS CR represented by research team of Dr. Lukes become member of the International Bioelectrics Consortium (IBC). Details on IBC can be found at the IBC website.