Microplasmas: A Platform Technology for a Plethora of Plasma Applications

Kurt H. Becker, Vice Dean for Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at NYU Tandon,  is featured on page 16 of the 2017 National Academy of Inventors Activities Report.

…  Becker’s research focuses on non-thermal “cold” atmospheric-pressure gas discharge plasmas. In contrast to thermal “hot” plasmas where the main plasma constituents of electron, ions, neutrals have approximately the same temperature, ranging from a few thousand Kelvin for plasma arcs to millions of Kelvin in the interior of stars, cold plasmas are generated by channeling the energy mainly into the electrons, while ions and neutrals remain at or near room temperature. 

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