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Simultaneous characterization and treatment of cancerous tissue using plasma

In this project we propose a radically new plasma based-methodology to both characterize as well as treat cancerous tissue (with a focus on melanoma). We will use plasma excitation (in combination with laser vibration measurements) for in-situ characterization of the visco-elastic mechanical properties of biomedical tissue. These mechanical properties will allow us to detect and monitor cancerous tissue. Furthermore, we will develop a novel controlled plasma cancer treatment method which integrates the in-situ material identification method in order to tune the plasma therapy.
Date:1 Jan 2023 →  Today
Disciplines:Chemistry of plasmas, Destructive and non-destructive testing of materials, Cancer therapy