Plasma, the fourth state of matter, is a distinct processing medium for the treatment and modification of surfaces.

Links to further information on the nature of plasma, its unique advantages, the character of its interaction with surfaces and the range of process gases that may be applied are given below:

Physics of Plasma
What plasma is, how it is generated and sustained, and the basics of how it interacts with a material surface.

Plasma Advantages
The advantages of plasma surface treatment for the surface itself, process flexibility and consistency, low-cost, ease-of-use, and user and environmental safety.

Plasma-Surface Interaction
Different plasma surface interactions may occur depending on the process gas used and the material type.

Plasma Process Gases
Different plasma process gases may be used for chemical and mechanical contamination removal, oxidation, activation, crosslinking and deposition.