Plasma Applications

Plasma are widely used in industry for many applications and products in daily life, as shown in the five modules on basic industrial plasmas of the MOOC on plasma physics and its applications.

The plasma parameters and plasma physics are very different from fusion and astrohpysical plasmas. One key to industrial plasma processing is that high temperature plasma chemistry – at thousands of degrees Centigrade – can be applied to low temperature substrates, such as glass, plastics, and even people.

One extremely important and lucrative example of device manufacturing using plasma processing is the field of microelectronics, which has revolutioned our lives over the last 50 years.

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