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Atmospheric Plasma Technology: Innovative Solutions for Biomedical, Agricultural, Aerospace, and Energy Applications

Institute of Physics Open Lecture hosted by The Open University 

Tuesday 8th June 2021 at 7.30pm 

Atmospheric Plasma Technology: Innovative Solutions for Biomedical, Agricultural, Aerospace, and Energy Applications

Dr Adam Bennett FRSA – Cranfield University

Plasma, discharged under vacuum conditions, underpins the development of the silicon wafer industry, which makes the devices that you're using to read this abstract. Atmospheric plasma technology - discharging plasma in the air - has been under development for several decades and has many benefits over vacuum technologies: in surface engineering applications there is no limit on component size and processing can be undertaken much faster as there is no requirement for a vacuum chamber. Atmospheric plasma generation has many other applications beyond surface engineering, which includes increasing the range planes can fly on a certain amount of fuel, increasing the energy efficiency of solar energy plants, creating functional nanomaterials, chemical analysis for forensics, advanced engine combustion, and decontamination of microorganisms: fungi, bacteria and viruses. The inactivation of viruses is, clearly, of extreme importance to us all with the COVID-19 pandemic, which is still affecting us all today. This presentation will give an overview of these exciting technologies and show you videos of some technology in operation https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamdmbennett/

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You can access the livestream here:
http://stadium.open.ac.uk/stadia/preview.php?whichevent=3618&s=1

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Organised By
The Open University
Date/Time
08 Jun 2021 19:30 to 21:00
Location
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