piezobrush R PZ3: Part I: Operation Principle and Characteristics

by Sarah Bowles

In this white paper, we are introducing the atmospheric pressure plasma jet piezobrush® PZ3, developed by relyon plasma GmbH from Germany, on the base of the CeraPlas® F and CeraPlas® drive - both products of TDK Electronics GmbH & Co OG in Austria. The main application of the piezobrush® PZ3 is the plasma treatment of various materials to increase the surface energy and consequently enhancing the wettability, the adhesion of glues, casting compounds and sealings or improving the printability in wide range of industries. The treatment rate in the range of few square centimetres per second makes the piezobrush® PZ3 predestined for small-scale projects mainly in the laboratory, workshop, and small-scale production industries. The low thermal load of the device makes it suitable to apply the piezobrush® PZ3 in combination with specialized nozzles on biomaterials and tissues. 

This document contains a short explanation of the working principles, comparison to other plasma tools as well as technical and performance data. The comparison was made with the predecessor device piezobrush® PZ2. The presented information should help in deciding the specific applications the device can be used for. The measurement of Ozone concentration, electric field and activation area have been used for the quantitative characterization of the piezobrush® PZ3. The piezobrush® PZ3 whitepaper Part II and III deal with principles, performance characterization, and application examples of specialized nozzles. 


Reference: Relyon Plasma GmbH piezobrush R PZ3: Part I: Operation Principle and Characteristics 


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