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The turbulent healing powers of plasma

20:00 EDT 10 Sep 2017 | AAAS

(American Institute of Physics) Non-equilibrium atmospheric pressure plasma can help heal wounds, destroy cancer cells and kill harmful bacteria. The jets of plasma that doctors might use, however, often become turbulent with the direction and velocity changing dramatically. Now, researchers have found this turbulence likely emerges from heat-induced sound waves generated at the plasma electrodes. This new insight is critical for more consistent and effective medical therapies. The researchers discuss their work in this week's Applied Physics Letters.

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