Course detail

Laboratory Classes in Plasma Chemistry

FCH-MAO_PLA_PAcad. year: 2020/2021

Basics of vacuum technique and low pressure measuring, optical emission spectroscopy,, radiofrequency discharge at low pressure, ozone generation, diaphragm discharge in liquids and its application, surface treatment of polymers, EPR spectroscopy of decaying plasmas, VOC decomposition in plasma at atmospheric pressure.

Offered to foreign students

The home faculty only

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students obtain practice knowledge with plasmachemistry background, plasma diagnostics and with selected plasmachemical applications and technologies in laboratory scale, too.


Practice couses from inorganic and physical chemistry and practical course from physics.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading (EN)
Chen F., Chang J. P.: Principles of plasma processing. Kluwer Academic, Plenum Publishers. New York 2003. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course uses teaching methods in form of Laboratory exercise - 3 teaching hours per week. The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to teachers and students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Working group gives one protocol form each practical task together. The classification is dependent on the average protocol level and also on the work during the exercises.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

List of tasks:
1. Low pressure measuring
2. EPR spectroscopy of plasma
3. Optical emission spectroscopy of plasma
4. Changes of polymer materials wettability by surface discharge
5. Permeability enhancement of non-wowen textile materials
6. Electrical characteristics of diaphragm discharge in water solutions
7. Hydrogen peroxide generation by diaphragm discharge in liquids
8. Organic dyes degradation by diaphragm discharge in liquids
9. Study of ozone generation in dielectric barriere discharge
10. Plasmachemical removal of corrosion layers on corrode metal materials
11. VOC destruction in dielectric barriere discharge combined with photocatalyzis


The course gives the practice knowledge in plasmachemistry background, plasma diagnostics and with selected plasmachemical applications and technologies, too.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance is required and preparedness for independent working on the experiment is checked by teacher. Students work in small groups (usually two students).

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NPCP_CHM_INT Master's

    branch NPCO_CHM , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective

Type of course unit


Guided consultation in combined form of studies

26 hours, obligation not entered

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer