Plasma is the fourth state of matter after solids, liquids and gases and we should say it is the most common state in the universe.
Plasma is an ionised gas, a gas into which sufficient energy is provided to free electrons from atoms or molecules and to allow both species, ions and electrons, to coexist.
There are many different ways we can create laboratory plasma from gas. However, it mainly involves the pumping of gas with some energy that breaks gas into reactive particles such as ions and electrons. For example, a spark in a gas will create plasma. The sun’s enormous heat tears electrons off hydrogen and helium molecules that make up the sun. Essentially, the sun, like most stars, is a great big ball of plasma.
A modern life style is immensely dependent on plasma technologies for communication. Fast computer processors, memory storage devices, bio-medicine, food packaging, plasma displays, solar photo-voltaics, lighting, protective coatings, rocket thrusters, and bio-medical applications are to name a few. Plasma is the only means for producing fusion energy that can fulfil the energy requirement for our growing future needs.
We offer a great deal of support in achieving your R&D goals from developing lab-based prototypes to market ready products.
We believe in long term relationships with our clients and these relationships are developed on the basis of trustworthy consultation and personal care. We are constantly striving to find the optimum solution for your specific requirements. We see ourselves primarily as a service provider and problem solver for anything that involves plasma treatment diagnostics.
We provide support on new technical developments, customised requirements in the market and can work on special customer requests. This is how we are constantly improving our products, extending their application range and opening up completely new ways to implement plasma technology.
Plasma Technology has endless possibilities. Plasma technology is establishing itself in all industries, and new applications are constantly evolving. Plasma technology offers several versatile applications, for example:
- Surface treatment – etching, activation, ablation, coating, deposition etc
- Cleaning surfaces of any residues, oil or contamination
- Waste treatment
- Food processing
We are proud of our supporters. We are backed by the following governmental bodies – the Local Enterprise Office, Enterprise Ireland, NDRC Accelerator Programme, Financial institutions – Allied Irish Bank, and collaborator – RIKON from Waterford Institute of Technology.