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Basic research plasma technology - making synthetic materials more impervious

Dr. Julia Weiler Scientific Communication, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

Organic light-emitting diodes, artificial kidneys and PET bottles have one thing in common: they are all made of synthetic materials. Unfortunately, these materials are permeable to various gases. In order to make plastic more impervious, RUB engineers use plasmas to apply wafer-thin layers on surfaces.