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The effect of a cold atmospheric pressure plasma jet on DNA

Ptasińska, Sylwia; Bahnev, Blagovest; Stypczynska, Agnieszka; Bowden, Mark; Braithwaite, Nicholas St.J. and Mason, Nigel J. (2009). The effect of a cold atmospheric pressure plasma jet on DNA. In: XXVI International Conference on Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 22-28 Jul 2009, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA.

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In this study, we have investigated the interaction of a ‘cold’ Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jet (APPJ) with dry plasmid DNA. The plasmid DNA is observed to be very sensitive to short-term exposures to low energy electrons, ions and excited neutral species as well as to UV light, which are all components of the APPJ fed by helium. In order to determine the mechanisms that lead to strand breaks
in the DNA, the APPJ exposure was carried out over a range of operating conditions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2009 IOP Publishing Ltd
ISSN: 1742-6596
Extra Information: Journal of Physics: Conference Series Volume 194 Part 15
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Physics
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Item ID: 31842
Depositing User: Agnieszka Stypczynska
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2012 09:45
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2018 04:45
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