Influence of a Point-to-Plane DC Negative Corona Discharge on Gel Surfaces

Y. Klenko, V. Scholtz

Abstract


Point-to-plane corona discharge is widely used for modifying polymer surfaces for biomedical applications and for sterilization and decontamination. This paper focuses on an experimental investigation of the influence of the single-point and multi-point corona discharge electric field on gel surface. Three types of gelatinous agar were used as the gel medium: blood agar, nutrient agar and Endo agar. The gel surface modification was studied for various time periods and discharge currents. 

Keywords


Point-to-plane corona; electrohydrodynamic deformation; gel ion-conducting electrode

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ISSN 1210-2709 (Print)
ISSN 1805-2363 (Online)
Published by the Czech Technical University in Prague