The COST Reference Microplasma Jet

The COST Reference Microplasma Jet is a plasma jet designed as a reference source for research of cold atmoshpheric pressure plasmas and their biomedical application. The device was developed within the COST Action M1101 “Biomedical Applications of Atmospheric Pressure Plasmas”. The COST-Jet was invisioned to allow comparability of the results obtained by different groups working in the field of plasma medicine. The COST-Jet is based on the simple and robust design of the micro-scaled atmospheric pressure plasma jet (µ-APPJ). Mechanical and electrical design of the reference source were adapted, to prevent gas contamination and allow for a highly precise measurment of the dissipated power.

The basic characterization of the device can be found in an article, released in 2015 as open access: Concepts and characteristics of the 'COST Reference Microplasma Jet'

Since then, numerous other publication on the COST-Jet have been published.


The design specification and operating manuals are freely available for any researcher interested in performing measurements using the reference source.