Plasmochemical Laboratory

We are engaged in the generation, diagnostics and applications of plasma in gaseous mixtures and liquids, at both atmospheric and reduced pressure.

The Plasmochemistry Group focuses on issues concerning the generation of different types of plasma, including diagnostics and potential applications. We are able to construct a suitable plasmatic device, characterize its properties and test its usability as a solution to an assigned problem. Target applications are in particular the surface treatment of materials, including evaluating their impact on new properties and chemical processes in gases and liquids.

We offer the following:

  • Constructing turn-key plasma reactors
  • Diagnostics and characterization of plasmochemical processes
  • Evaluation of emission spectra
  • Surface treatment of materials (polymers, textiles, natural fibres) in order to improve their hydrophilicity, adhesion, imprintability, adhesiveness
  • Measuring surface properties (contact angle method before and after finishing the surface)
  • Analysis of surface morphology using microscopes (AFM, confocal LCSM)
  • Testing adhesion on finished materials (PeelTest, PullOut Test, ScratchTest, strength of glue-joints)
  • Deposition of thin layers
  • Reduction and removal of corrosion in plasma
  • Ozone-finishing
  • Degradation of materials using plasma in both gaseous and liquid phase, including their analysis
  • Sterilisation with plasma
  • Simulation of kinetic processes in plasma


  • Spectrometer for optical emission spectroscopy (OES) (Jobin Yvon TRIAX 550)
  • Portable spectrometer for OES (Ocean Optics) UV-VIS spectrometer for solution analysis
  • Oscilloscope Tektronix and high-voltage probes with division 1:1000, 1:100 and 1:10
  • Testo 350 – analyser of low-molecular gases
  • Instruments for measuring physical parameters – pH, conductivity, temperature
  • Ozonizer (Lifetech)
  • Plasmatic devices (reactors) for flickering plasma, RF glow-discharge, dielectric surface and volumetric discharge, gliding discharge (GlidArc), diaphragm discharge in liquids
  • Apparatus for the deposition of thin layers
  • Sources of high voltages: direct, high-frequency (radiofrequency, audiofrequency), microwave
  • Devices for measuring contact angles: SeeSystem, OCA
  • Confocal microscope (LCSM)
  • Testing devices for adhesive properties (Peel Test, PullOut Test, strength of glue-joint)
  • Atomic forces microscopy (AFM)
  • In-situ elipsometry
  • Colony counter for microbial samples
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