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The Harrick Plasma team is excited to present new short form updates regarding the use of Harrick Plasma cleaners in technical literature. Keep abreast of cutting edge research enabled by plasma treatment, and discover the broad range of plasma applications reported by our users. 

Research Spotlight: Osteogenic Differentiation

Research Spotlight: Osteogenic Differentiation

Harrick Plasma Electrical stimulation plays a critical role in a cell’s interactions with its microenvironment, guiding proliferation, differentiation, and function. Consequently, electroactive materials hold significant promise as tissue engineering scaffolds, to...

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Research Spotlight: Microplastics

Research Spotlight: Microplastics

Harrick Plasma Synthetic textiles such as polyester or nylon have many desirable properties, including low cost and moisture-wicking ability. However, synthetic fabrics shed large amounts of microplastics when the fabric rubs against itself during washing. These...

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Solar Collectors

Solar Collectors

Non-toxic Electroplated Coatings for Solar Parabolic Trough Collectors Despite contributing to 50% of the global energy demand, thermal energy has often been neglected as an application for renewable energy technologies, instead losing ground to...

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Research Spotlight: Ice Crystallization

Research Spotlight: Ice Crystallization

Ice crystallization on electrical lines or airplane wings can disrupt operations and even endanger lives. A proposed technique to reduce ice crystallization involves slippery liquid-infused porous surfaces (SLIPS). These ice-repellent surfaces...

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Research Spotlight: Blood Plasma Separation

Research Spotlight: Blood Plasma Separation

Blood plasma separation is a vital process for the detection of biomarkers which can indicate diseases such as cancer and diabetes. Centrifuges, the most commonly used method of separation, requires large amounts of time and blood. Additionally,...

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Research Spotlight: Membrane Distillation

Research Spotlight: Membrane Distillation

Many desalination plants around the world rely on membrane distillation to extract drinkable water from seawater. However, membrane distillation is also used to treat industrial wastewater prior to discharging it into the environment. Industrial...

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Covid-19 Research

Covid-19 Research

The fight against the Covid-19 pandemic has required unprecedented efforts by the research community to understand, diagnose, and treat the Sars-Cov-2 virus. Harrick Plasma is proud to have its plasma cleaners involved in this groundbreaking...

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Spin Coating

Spin Coating

Using plasma treatment and spin coating in combination, researchers can achieve uniform material coatings with improved stability and performance. Plasma treatment alters surface chemistry by introducing hydrophilic oxygen containing functional groups. Polar groups...

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Research Spotlight: Nucleic Acid Biosensor

Research Spotlight: Nucleic Acid Biosensor

Microfluidic Devices display immense potential as point of care (PoC) diagnostic instruments for the detection of infectious diseases and the screening of antimicrobial resistance. In particular, rapid detection is important in the context of single...

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