Plasma, the fourth state of matter, is a distinct processing medium for the treatment and
modification of surfaces.
Links to further information on the nature of plasma, its unique advantages, the character of
its interaction with surfaces and the range of process gases that may be applied are given below:
What plasma is, how it is generated and sustained, and the basics of how it
interacts with a material surface.
The advantages of plasma surface treatment for the surface itself, process
flexibility and consistency, low-cost, ease-of-use, and user and environmental safety.
Sterilization of medical instruments, adhesion promotion of biomaterials,
alteration of biomaterial wetting properties, deposition of biomaterial coatings and plasma
enhancement of biocompatibility.
A guide to the use of different plasma process gases for chemical and
mechanical contamination removal, oxidation, activation, crosslinking and deposition.