Plasma Physics Reports

, Volume 45, Issue 5, pp 517–521 | Cite as

Inactivation of Microorganisms on Plane Surfaces by a Dielectric Barrier Discharge

  • V. A. Panov
  • L. M. VasilyakEmail author
  • S. P. Vetchinin
  • E. A. DeshevayaEmail author
  • V. Ya. PecherkinEmail author
  • E. E. SonEmail author


Inactivation of spore microorganisms on a dielectric surface by a dielectric barrier discharge with plane electrodes was studied experimentally. It is shown that, at an average specific discharge power of 0.3 W/cm3 and exposure time of 0.5–60 s, the degree of inactivation amounts to three orders of magnitude and depends weakly on the exposure time.



This work was supported by the Russian Academy of Sciences, program No. IV.4.10 “Fundamental Problems of Physical and Chemical Mechanics for ISS Experiments.”


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Joint Institute for High Temperatures, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Biomedical Problems, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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