XPS analysis of the skin treated by microplasma

Jaroslav Kristof1*, Hideto Miyamoto2, Marius Blajan3, Kazuo Shimizu1, 2, 3

1Graduate School of Science and Technology, Department of Optoelectronics and Nanostructure Science, Shizuoka University, Johoku, Hamamatsu, 432 8561, Japan

2Graduate School of Engineering, Shizuoka University, Johoku, Hamamatsu, 432 8561, Japan

3Organization for Innovation and Social Collaboration, Shizuoka University, Johoku, Hamamatsu, 432 8561, Japan

Adv. Mater. Lett., 2018, 9 (4), pp 301-305

DOI: 10.5185/amlett.2018.1966

Publication Date (Web): May 17, 2018

E-mail: kristof.jaroslav@yahoo.com


A microplasma electrode was used for skin treatment using argon, oxygen, nitrogen or ambient air. The presence of various particles is important for the interpretation of the microplasma effect on the skin. The production of long living particles was detected by an FTIR spectrometer and the presence of air between the sample and the electrode was monitored by the O2 monitor. In the case of gases other than air, we concluded that the concentration of processing gas is at least 99.5 %. The epidermal layer of pig skin was used for observing changes caused by microplasma treatment. The XPS spectra of carbon and oxygen were analysed.


Skin, XPS, microplasma discharge, transdermal drug delivery.

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