APPLICATIONS

Our tabletop models have been extensively used to achieve a wide variety of research goals. Explore our ever growing collection of application summaries.

Validated Experience

Harrick Plasma products have been cited in over 4,000 technical references in more than a dozen research and application areas, as listed in our technical reference library.

Product Features

Compact, tabletop units | Inductively coupled plasma | Valve assembly to control gas flow | Hinged door with viewing window | Active fan cooling | Quick setup and easy to use

the benefits of plasma

Plasma treatment removes nanoscale contamination and alters surface chemistry without affecting the bulk material properties. Plasma treatment occurs at near-ambient temperature, minimizing the risk of damage to heat-sensitive materials. Depending on the process gases and process conditions used, plasma treatment can be used for cleaning, surface activation, and surface chemistry modification. Plasma can be applied to a wide variety of materials as well as complex surface geometries.

Applications

Harrick Plasma Cleaners may be employed in a variety of application fields, including materials science, polymer science, biomedical materials, microfluidics, optics, microscopy, and dental & medical research.

Nanoscale Surface Cleaning

Plasma surface treatment removes nanoscale organic contamination and alters surface chemistry without affecting the bulk material. The plasma cleaning process is often more gentle than harsh chemical and physical cleaning methods.

Alter Surface Chemistry

Tailoring material surfaces with specific chemical functionalities (hydroxyl, carbonyl, carboxyl, etc) is often use to optimize material surface properties. Plasma alters surfaces to be more hydrophilic or hydrophobic depending on the desired application.

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Device Fabrication

Many devices, such as microfluidic chips, require plasma treatment to facilitate bonding or improve the adhesion of intermediate epoxys, glues or other surface coatings. 

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Biology & Biomedical

Plasma treatment cleans, sterilizes and activates materials used in various biological and biomedical applications. Plasma treatment has been shown to improve biocompatability and/or reduce biofouling, characteristics essential to research regarding cell culture, protein adsorption, biomaterial coating, and implant surface activation.

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Surface Patterning

Plasma can be employed in various ways to facilitate surface patterning, which is often a required processing step for the fabrication of multilayer devices, such as solar cells, sensors, and microfluidic chips.

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What Our Customers are Saying…

“Harrick Plasma’s instruments have proved to be very user friendly, with little to no experience required to successfully operate. Their well designed instruments, paired with the extremely knowledgeable, quick responding, and research guiding staff scientists have given me the ability to transform my ideas into meaningful research and data.”

Morgan Malm | Graduate Student | Purdue University

What Our Customers are Saying…

“Plasma treatment is an essential part of our microfluidic devices fabrication. We use a Harrick Plasma Cleaner to activate the surface of polydimethylsilicone (PDMS) devices and glass coverslips for permanent bonding. We use microfluidic devices for studies in cell migration and cellular biomechanics. The Harrick Plasma instrument has been extremely robust and reliable in our 7+ years of work with it.”

Jan Lammerding, PhD | Associate Professor | Cornell University 

What Our Customers are Saying…

“We have worked with Harrick Plasma for several years now to introduce their plasma cleaners to researchers and businesses for PDMS bonding and microfluidic device fabrication. The Harrick Plasma systems are robust as well as easy to use and maintain. We and all our customers are happy to work with them!”

Sebastian Cargou, PhD | R&D Director | BlackHole Lab

What Our Customers are Saying…

“The Harrick Plasma cleaner is easy to use and can quickly process many samples in a short time. Also the technical staff is readily available to answer any scientific questions regarding the handling of machine. l would highly recommend using a Harrick Plasma cleaner for anyone looking to perform plasma treatment as part of their research.”

Avinash Patil, PhD | Postdoc | University of California, San Francisco

What Our Customers are Saying…

“Harrick Plasma’s products have played a central role in our efforts to develop new technologies for single-cell mRNA sequencing, such as Seq-Well. Harrick Plasma Cleaners reliably functionalize the micro-devices and membranes we use for Seq-Well. We have several Harrick plasma cleaners in lab and have traveled with them globally to enable our experiments. We wholeheartedly recommend Harrick to all labs running Seq-Well – they’ve been a great and trusted partner.”

Alex Shalek, PhD | Assistant Professor | MIT | Shalek Lab Seq-Well Protocol

Find the Perfect Model

Our compact, tabletop units are an industry favorite. Features include inductively coupled plasma, valve assembly to control gas flow, a hinged door with viewing window and active fan cooling. All models are quick to set up and easy to use.

Harrick Plasma is a leading supplier of plasma equipment to the research community. We have been providing quality tabletop plasma devices specifically designed for laboratory and R&D use for over 30 years.