Investigation on the sterilization mechanisms of a double inductively coupled plasma
Benjamin Denis, H. Halfmann, Nikita Bibinov, J. Wunderlich, Peter Awakowicz
Frontiers in Low Temperature Plasma Diagnostics 8
Gentile plastic materials used for medical implants are a challenge for common sterilization processes, which are either too hot or toxic. Plasma sterilization is a method to achieve cold, gentile and fast sterilisation of medical objects. This contribution focuses on sterilization caused by radiation in the range of 110 - 450 nm . Two absolute calibrated optical emission spectrometers are used to characterize different gas mixtures and filters used for sterilization experiments. Sterilization results are presented to show the efficiency of optical emission as an important sterilization mechanism in plasmas.