Bioelectrochemistry 2021 Aug 1;140:107833. Epub 2021 May 1.
Department of Chemistry, Oakwood University, 7000 Adventist Blvd., Huntsville, AL 35896, USA. Electronic address:
Cold atmospheric pressure radio frequency plasma (CAPP) can play an important role in agriculture, medicine, biophysical and bioelectrochemical applications, disinfection and sterilization, synthesis of different compounds, nitrogen fixation, and treatment of surfaces. Here we found that reactive oxygen and nitrogen species, UV-Vis photons, and high-frequency strong electromagnetic fields with an amplitude of a few kV produced by a cold plasma jet can interact with bio-tissue and damage it if the plasma treatment is long enough. The electrophysiological effects of CAPP treatment of bio-tissue and electrical signals transmission were measured in the Venus flytrap. Read More