29.05.2014 - DANIEL SCHRÖDER IN YORK
PhD Student Daniel Schröder went on a research stay for three months at the York Plasma Institute (YPI), University of York, UK (March 4th - May 31st, 2014). Together with the local physicists and scientists from different disciplines (biology and chemistry), he worked on the investigation of the ozone radical for biomedical treatments. Plasma scientists use electrically-driven gas discharges, so-called plasma devices, to generate chemical reactive species like ozone, that are used for several treatments e.g. wound healing of human skin.
During his stay, they achieved to characterise the dynamics of ozone in dependence of the induced electrical power, within their plasma source. By understanding these, biologists will be able to taylor the dosis of ozone reaching organic substrates like cells or skin according to the desired medical effect.