Plasma physics

Main lines of investigations include:

  • investigation of high pressure hot plasmas as potential light sources
  • diagnostics and modelling of processes within the laser produced plasma (nanosecond and femtosecond mode) in vacuum, background gases and in liquids
  • diagnostics and modelling of processes within low-pressure inductively coupled radiofrequency plasma
  • investigation and application of plasma for material processing and formation of nanostructures
  • investigation of plasma for spectroscopic elemental analysis
  • transient phenomena and striations in plasma
  • atmospheric pressure plasma jets (DBD, APPJ) applied for soft ionization, applications in biomedicine, food and textile technologies, and for production of novel materials

Scientific projects

New technologies in agriculture based on cold gas plasma discharges

MZO - HR-HU bilaterala
01.01.2017. - 31.12.2018.
Leader: Slobodan Milošević
Associates: Marijan Bišćan, Dean Popović, Kinga Kutasi - voditelj HU (Wigner Research Centre for Physics of Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest ), Z. Herceg (PBF), T. Vukušić (PBF), Csaba L. Marton, Gábor Galiba, Zoltán Nagy, Krisztián Gierczik (Agricultural Institute, Centre for Agricultural Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
Research areas: Plasma physics

Razjašnjavanje mehanizama pobude koji dovode do homogenih i filamentarnih modova u dielektrično-barijerno proizvedenom plazmenom mlazu

DFG
01.01.2015. - 31.12.2017.
Leader: Vlasta Horvatić
Associates: Čedomil Vadla, Antje Michels, Michael Schilling, Norman Ahlmann, Alexander Schütz, Felix David Klute, Čedomil Vadla, Damir Veža
Research areas: Plasma physics

Laser-Cold plasma Interaction and Diagnostics

HrZZ - IP-11-2013-2753
01.06.2014. - 31.05.2018.
Leader: Slobodan Milošević
Associates: Nikša Krstulović, Marijan Bišćan, Robert Beuc, Vlasta Horvatić, Mladen Movre, Dean Popović, Zlatko Kregar, Čedomil Vadla, Damjan Blažeka, Damir Veža
Research areas: Plasma physics

 

Publications

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N. Krstulović, P. Umek, K. Salamon, and I. CapanSynthesis of Al-doped ZnO nanoparticles by laser ablation of ZnO:Al2 O3 target in water
Materials Research Express 4, 105003 (10pp) (2017)
DOI: 10.1088/2053-1591/aa896d 20171003

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P. Dubček, B. Pivac, N. Krstulović, S. Milošević, and S. Bernstorff Morphological and Fractal Analysis of Thin Ge Films Deposited by Nanosecond Pulsed Laser Ablation
J. of Nanosci. and Nanotechnol. 17 (6), 4009-4016 (2017)
DOI: 10.1166/jnn.2017.13092 20170606

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D. Prebeg, B. Pavelić, M. Cifrek, S. Milošević, I. Krois, S. Šegović, M. Katunaruć, and M. KordićAnalysis of electric field and emission spectrum in the glow discharge of therapeutic plasma electrode
Automatika, (10pp) (2017)
DOI: doi/pdf/10.1080/00051144.2017.1293921?needAccess=true 20170306Download publication

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V. Šantak, A. Vesel, R. Zaplotnik, M. Bišćan, and S. MiloševićSurface Treatment of Human Hard Dental Tissues with Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jet
Plasma Chem. Plasma Process 37 (2), 401–413 (2017)
DOI: 10.1007/s11090-016-9777-3 20170301

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S. Ercegović Ražić, M. Bišćan, S. Milošević, D. Popović, T. JurkovićTesting of Physical Properties of Spun Yarns after Atmospheric Argon Plasma Treatment
in Book of Proceedings of 8th International Textile, Clothing & Design Conference, 275-280 (2016)

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M. Orlić Bachler, M. Bišćan, Z. Kregar, I. Jelovica Badovinac, J. Dobrinić, S. MiloševićAnalysis of antique bronze coins by Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy and multivariate analysis
Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy, 123, 163–170 (2016)
DOI: 10.1016/j.sab.2016.08.010 20160810

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F. D. Klute, A. Schütz, A. Michels, C. Vadla, D. Veza, V. Horvatic, and J. FranzkeAn experimental study on the influence of trace impurities on ionization of atmospheric noble gas dielectric barrier discharges
Analyst 141, 5842–5848 (2016)
DOI: 10.1039/C6AN01352J 20160804

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T. Vukušić, V. Stulić, A. Režek Jambrak, S. Milošević, D. Stanzer, and Z. HercegEffect of treatment by non-thermal plasma jet on the growth of various food spoilage bacteria in superfluous
Croat. J. Food Sci. Technol. 8 (1), 20-29 (2016)
DOI: 10.17508/CJFST.2016.8.1.03 20160715

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Anita Jurić, Ivančica Delaš, Tomislava Vukušić, Slobodan Milošević, Anet Režek Jambrak and Zoran HercegInfluence of gas phase plasma and high power ultrasound on fatty acids in goat milk
American Journal of Food Technology 11(4),125-133 (2016)
DOI: 10.3923/ajft.2016.125.133 20160606

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R. Zaplotnik, M. Bišćan, D. Popović, M. Mozetič, and S. MiloševićMetastable helium atom density in a single electrode atmospheric plasma jet during sample treatment
Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 25, 035023 (10pp) (2016)
DOI: 10.1088/0963-0252/25/3/035023 20160504

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Felix David Klute, Antje Michels, Alexander Schütz, Cedomil Vadla, Vlasta Horvatic, and Joachim FranzkeCapillary Dielectric Barrier Discharge: Transition from Soft Ionization to Dissociative Plasma
Anal. Chem. 88 (9), 4701-4705 (2016)
DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.5b04605 20160401

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D. Meljanac, K. Juraić, M. Plodinec, Z. Siketić, D. Gracin, N. Krstulović, K. Salamon, H. Skenderović, Z. Kregar, I. Šrut Rakić, and S. BernstorffInfluence of RF excitation during pulsed laser deposition in oxygen atmosphere on the structural properties and luminescence of nanocrystalline ZnO:Al thin films
J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 34, 021514 (10pp) (2016)
DOI: 10.1116/1.4941197 20160204

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V. Šantak, R. Zaplotnik, Z. Tarle, and S. MiloševićOptical Emission Spectroscopy of an Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jet During Tooth Bleaching Gel Treatment
APPLIED SPECTROSCOPY 69 (11), 1327-1333 (2015)
DOI: 10.1366/15-07962 20151101

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V. Horvatic, A. Michels, N. Ahlmann, G. Jestel, C. Vadla, and J. FranzkeTime-resolved line emission spectroscopy and the electrical currents in the plasma jet generated by dielectric barrier discharge for soft ionization
Spectrochimica Acta Part B 113, 152–157 (2015)
DOI: 10.1016/j.sab.2015.09.017 20150930

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V. Horvatic, A. Michels, N. Ahlmann, G. Jestel, D. Veza, C. Vadla, and J. FranzkeTime- and spatially resolved emission spectroscopy of the dielectric barrier discharge for soft ionization sustained by a quasi-sinusoidal high voltage
Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 407, 6689–6696 (2015)
DOI: 10.1007/s00216-015-8827-7 20150901

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V. Horvatic, A. Michels, N. Ahlmann, G. Jestel, D. Veza, C. Vadla, and J. FranzkeTime-resolved spectroscopy of a homogeneous dielectric barrier discharge for soft ionization driven by square wave high voltage
Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 407, 7973–7981 (2015)
DOI: 10.1007/s00216-015-8969-7 20150822

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R. Zaplotnik, M. Bišćan, N. Krstulović, D. Popović, and S. MiloševićCavity ring-down spectroscopy for atmospheric pressure plasma jet analysis
Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 24, 054004 (14pp) (2015)
DOI: 10.1088/0963-0252/24/5/054004 20150820

I. Elez Garofulić, A. Režek Jambrak, S. Milošević, V. Dragović-Uzelac, Z. Zorić, and Z. HercegThe effect of gas phase plasma treatment on the anthocyanin and phenolic acid content of sour cherry Marasca (Prunus cerasus var. Marasca) juice
Food Sci. Technol. 62, 894-900 (2015)
DOI: 10.1016/j.lwt.2014.08.036 20150602

N. Krstulović, K. Salamona, M. Modic, M. Bišćan, O. Milat, and S. MiloševićDynamics of double-pulse laser produced titanium plasma inferred from thin film morphology and optical emission spectroscopy
Spectroc. Acta Pt. B-Atom. Spectr. 107, 67–74 (2015)
DOI: 10.1016/j.sab.2015.02.008 20150501

N. Krstulović, M. Bišćan and S. MiloševićEnhancement of optical emission signal in double-pulse laser ablation of titanium in vacuum
Eur. Phys. J. D 69 (4), 98 (9pp) (2015)
DOI: 10.1140/epjd/e2015-50904-3 20150409

A. R. Jambrak, T. Vukušić, V. Stulić, J. Mrvčić, S. Milošević, M. Šimunek, and Z. HercegThe effect of high power ultrasound and cold gas-phase plasma treatments on selected yeast in pure culture
Food Bioprocess Technol. 8 (4), 791–800 (2015)
DOI: 10.1007/s11947-014-1442-3 20150401

M. Mozetič, G. Primc, A. Vesel, R. Zaplotnik, M. Modic, I. Junkar, N. Recek, M. Klanjšek-Gunde, L. Guhy, M. K Sunkara, M. C Assensio, S. Milošević, M. Lehocky, V. Sedlarik, M. Gorjanc, K. Kutasi, and K. Stana-KleinschekApplication of extremely non-equilibrium plasmas in the processing of nano and biomedical materials
Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 24, 015026 (12pp) (2015)
DOI: 10.1088/0963-0252/24/1/015026 20150108

R. Zaplotnik, M. Bišćan, Z. Kregar, U. Cvelbar, M. Mozetič, and S. MiloševićInfluence of a sample surface on single electrode atmospheric plasma jet parameters
Spectroc. Acta Pt. B-Atom. Spectr. 103-104, 124-130 (2015)
DOI: 10.1016/j.sab.2014.12.004 20150104

Z. Herceg, A. Režek Jambrak, T. Vukušić, V. Stulić, D. Stanzer and S. MiloševićThe effect of high-power ultrasound and gas phase plasma treatment on Aspergillus spp. and Penicillium spp. count in pure culture
J. Appl. Microbiol. 118, 132-141 (2015)
DOI: 10.1111/jam.12692 20150101

V. Šantak, R. Zaplotnik, S. Milošević, E. Klarić, and Z. TarleAtmospheric pressure plasma jet as an accelerator of tooth bleaching
Acta stomatol Croat. 48 (4), 268-278 (2014)
DOI: 10.15644/asc48/4/4 20141202

M. Bišćan, Z. Kregar, N. Krstulović, and S. MiloševićSpectroscopic characterization of laser-produced GaAs plasma in helium and argon background gases
Opt. Commun. 315, 37-41 (2014)
DOI: 10.1016/j.optcom.2013.10.071 20141106

V. Horvatic, C. Vadla, and J. FranzkeDiscussion of fundamental processes in dielectric barrier discharges used for soft ionization
Spectrochim Acta B 100, 52-61 (2014)
DOI: 10.1016/j.sab.2014.08.010 20141007

Z. Kregar, R. Zaplotnik, M. Mozetič, and S. MiloševićComparison of spatial distributions of atomic oxygen and hydrogen in ICP by means of catalytic probes and actinometry
Vacuum 109, 8-14 (2014)
DOI: 10.1016/j.vacuum.2014.06.010 20140621

V. Horvatic, S. Müller, D. Veza, C. Vadla, and J. FranzkeAtmospheric helium capillary dielectric barrier discharge for soft ionization: broadening of spectral lines, gas temperature and electron number density
J. Anal. At. Spectrom 29, 498–505 (2014)
DOI: 10.1039/C3JA50343G 20140601

R. Zaplotnik, Z. Kregar, M. Bišćan, A. Vesel, U. Cvelbar, M. Mozetič, and S. MiloševićMultiple vs. single harmonics AC-driven atmospheric plasma jet
EPL 106, 25001 (6pp) (2014)
DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/106/25001 20140506

M. Mozetič, K. Ostrikov, D. N. Ruzic, D. Curreli, U. Cvelbar, A. Vesel, G. Primc, M. Leisch, K. Jousten, O. B. Malyshev, J. H. Hendricks, L. Kövér, A. Tagliaferro, O. Conde, A. J. Silvestre, J. Giapintzakis, M. Buljan, N. Radić, G. Dražić, S. Bernstorff, H. Biederman, O. Kylián, J. Hanuš, S. Milošević, A. Galtayries, P. Dietrich, W. Unger, M. Lehocky, V. Sedlarik, K. Stana-Kleinschek, A. Drmota-Petrič, J. J. Pireaux, J. W. Rogers, and M. AnderleRecent advances in vacuum sciences and applications
J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 47, 153001 (23pp) (2014)
DOI: 10.1088/0022-3727/47/15/153001 20140327

M. Orlić, Z. Kregar, M. Bišćan, S. Milošević, and J. DobrinićAnalysis of ancient metal coin using different experimental techniques and methods of multivariate analysis
in SGEM Conference on antropology, archaeology, history and philosophy : conference proceedings (SGEM, Sofia, 2014), pp. 315-322

V. Horvatic, S. Müller, D. Veza, C. Vadla, and J. FranzkeAtmospheric helium capillary dielectric barrier discharge for soft ionization: determination of atom number densities in the lowest excited and metastable states
Anal. Chem. 86 (1), 857-864 (2014)
DOI: 10.1021/ac403518s 20140101

N. Krstulović and Z. Kregar, editorsProgram i knjiga sažetaka = Programme and book of abstracts
(Hrvatsko Vakuumsko Društvo = Croatian Vacuum Society, Zagreb, 2014)
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P. Dubček, B. Pivac, S. Milošević, N. Krstulović, Z. Kregar, and S. BernstorffTexture of GaAs nanoparticles deposited by pulsed laser ablation in different atmospheres
ISRN Nanomaterials 2013, Article ID 576506 (13pp) (2013)
DOI: 10.1155/2013/576506 20130813

N. Radić, S. Milošević, and B. PivacPreface
Vacuum 98 SI, 1-2 (2013)
DOI: 10.1016/j.vacuum.2013.05.020 20130524

S. Müller, T. Krähling, D. Veza, V. Horvatic, C. Vadla, and J. FranzkeOperation modes of the helium dielectric barrier discharge for soft ionization
Spectrochim. Acta B 85, 104-111 (2013)
DOI: 10.1016/j.sab.2013.04.005 20130430

M. Bišćan and S. MiloševićProduction of metastable 23S1 helium in a laser produced plasma at low pressures
Spectrochim. Acta. B 81, 20-25 (2013)
DOI: 10.1016/j.sab.2012.12.004 20130301

V. VujnovicDissolution of hydrogen spectral lines at higher ion densities
Glasnik Matematičko – fizički i astronomski 19 (1-2), 97-110 (1964)
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M. BišćanUtjecaj atomskih i molekularnih plinova na laserski proizvedene plazme
Institut za fiziku, 2013

Z. KregarProstorno i vremenski razlučiva spektroskopska karakterizacija niskotlačnih hladnih plazmi
Institut za fiziku, 2013

Completed scientific projects

Plasma assisted modification of cellulosic substrate properties and nanoparticles impregnation

ESH – Joint Excellence in Science and Humanities (Austrian Academy of Science)
01.02.2017. - 30.04.2017.
Leader: Nikša Krstulović
Associates: Dean Popović, Stefan Spirk (Institute for Paper, Pulp and Fibre Technology), Werner Schlemmer, David Reishofer, Katrin Nieghell, Wolfgang Fischer, Weißl Michael
Research areas: Plasma physics

PlasmaArt

Zaklada Adris
24.10.2016. - 01.11.2017.
Leader: Nikša Krstulović
Associates: Dean Popović, Nevena Krstulović (HRZ), Domagoj Mudronja (HRZ), Lea Sović (HRZ), Ivana Bošnjak (PMF), Ana Bielen (PBF)
Research areas: Plasma physics

Laser synthesis of silver nanoparticles in liquids and application to bacteria treatment and impregnation in cellulose by means of cold plasma

HAZU
20.07.2016. - 19.07.2017.
Leader: Nikša Krstulović
Research areas: Plasma physics

Sustav za predobradu predenih pređa hladnom atmosferskom plazmom

Hrvatska agencija za malo gospodarstvo, inovacije i investicije (HAMAG-BICRO)
01.06.2016. - 31.05.2017.
Leader: Marijan Bišćan
Associates: Slobodan Milošević, Dean Popović, Sanja Ercegović Ražić
Research areas: Plasma physics

Laserska sinteza nanočestica zlata u tekućinama

HAZU
18.09.2014. - 18.09.2015.
Leader: Nikša Krstulović
Research areas: Plasma physics

The Diagnostic of Discharge and Laser-Driven Atmospheric Plasma Jets by Laser Spectroscopy Techniques (AtmJetsLaser)

NEWFELPRO – dolazna stipendija
01.06.2014. - 31.05.2015.
Leader: Slobodan Milošević
Associates: Rok Zaplotnik
Research areas: Plasma physics

Plasma-assisted synthesis of nano-objects

Bilateral SLO-HR project
01.01.2012. - 31.12.2013.
Leader: Nikša Krstulović
Associates: dr. Uroš Cvelbar
Research areas: Plasma physics

Apsorpciono-spektroskopsko karaktreriziranje metastabilnih stanja u mlaznom izvoru za meku ionizaciju organskih molekula

Kooperacijski projekt s Njemačkom (DFG FR 1192/13-1)
01.01.2010. - 31.12.2012.
Leader: Čedomil Vadla
Associates: dr. Joachim Franzke, Leibniz-Institut für Analytische Wissenschaften-ISAS, Dortmund, Njemaćka (2010-2012)
Research areas: Plasma physics

Modifikacija kardiovaskularnih umetaka pomoću plazme

Hrvatsko-slovenski bilateralni projekt
01.01.2009. - 31.12.2010.
Leader: Slobodan Milošević
Associates: M. Mozetič, Institut Jožef Stefan, Ljubljana, Slovenija
Research areas: Plasma physics

Femtosecond laser plasma diagnostics

MZOS – CRO-AUS
01.01.2008. - 31.12.2009.
Leader: Goran Pichler
Research areas: Plasma physics, Atomic and molecular physics

Laserska spektroskopija hladne plazme za obradu materijala

MZOS - 035-0352851-2856
01.01.2007. - 31.12.2014.
Leader: Slobodan Milošević
Research areas: Plasma physics

Spektroskopija Rydbergovih atoma i molekula

MZOS - 035-0352851-2853
01.01.2007. - 31.12.2014.
Leader: Vlasta Horvatić
Research areas: Plasma physics

Mikrokapilarne izbojne plazme

MZOŠ - HU
01.01.2006. - 31.12.2007.
Leader: Goran Pichler
Associates: dr. Karoly Rozsa – Research Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics, Mađarska,
Research areas: Plasma physics

Razvitak tehnoloških postupaka za izradu postojanih adhezijskih restoracija

MZOŠ – kolaborativni projekt
01.01.2004. - 31.12.2005.
Leader: Goran Pichler
Associates: Zrinka Tarle (voditelj), Stomatološki fakultet, Zagreb, Klinička bolnica Centar, Zagreb,
Research areas: Atomic and molecular physics, Plasma physics

Ultrabrze i ultrahladne eksperimentalne i teorijske metode atomske i molekularne fizike i kemije, i primjene

MZOŠ- kolaborativni projekt
01.01.2004. - 31.12.2005.
Leader: Goran Pichler
Associates: Institut Ruđer Bošković, Zagreb, Medicinski fakultet, Rijeka.
Research areas: Atomic and molecular physics, Plasma physics

Spektroskopija u školi

CARNET - Multimedijski pilot projekt
01.01.2004. - 31.12.2005.
Leader: Slobodan Milošević
Associates: Nikša Krstulović, Nino Čutić
Research areas: Atomic and molecular physics, Plasma physics

Karakterizacija reaktivne plazme za aktivaciju površina polimernih materijala

MZOŠ , bilaterala Hrvatska-Slovenija
01.01.2004. - 31.12.2005.
Leader: Slobodan Milošević
Associates: Nikša Krstulović, M. Mozetič (voditelj), Institut Josef Stefan, Teslova 20, Ljubljana, Slovenija, Uroš Cvelbar, Alenka Vesel, Irena Labazan
Research areas: Plasma physics

Besetzungs- und Entvoel inkerungsprozesse der metastabilen Zustaende des Bleis und anderer Schwermetalle in Niederdruckplasmen

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft i Ministarstvo znanosti i tehnologije RH. DFG-KRO 113/00
01.01.2000. - 31.12.2004.
Leader: Čedomil Vadla
Associates: Prof. Dr. Kay Niemax (voditelj)
Research areas: Plasma physics

Atomski sudari niske energije u plinovima i plazmi

MZT (00350101)
01.01.1997. - 31.12.2001.
Leader: Čedomil Vadla
Associates: Mladen Movre, Vlasta Horvatić, Robert Beuc
Research areas: Atomic and molecular physics, Plasma physics

Lasersko vođenje i dijagnostika procesa u parama i plazmi

MZT (00350102)
01.01.1997. - 31.12.2001.
Leader: Goran Pichler
Associates: Slobodan Milošević, Nazif Demoli, Hrvoje Skenderović, Ticijana Ban, Davorka Azinović, Irena Labazan, Damir Veža
Research areas: Atomic and molecular physics, Plasma physics, Optical physics

IF Ⓒ 2017 Ndoc Deda