The IONJET is a new atmospheric plasma system based on microwave technologies. Unlike classical RF powered systems, the plasma is generated at the outlet of the torch tanks to an antenna. So, the energetic and active species are directly in contact with the surfaces without loss for a maximized effect.
Usable with air, oxygen, nitrogen or argon for specific applications, this plasma torch is particularly suited for the cleaning, activation and functionalization of inert materials like fluorinated polymers and silicon and for removing specific resistant surface pollution. Efficient even at low power thanks to improved microwave technology and torch design, Ionjet is a low energy and gas consumption system: 200 w and 2 l/min. In function, the plasma torch is silent and can be used in industry or in a lab without any specific cautions or expensive facilities.
Ongoing developments concern deposition processes of metallic thin layers using powders and wires.
A system easy to manipulate and to integrate with:
Ionjet system and a thin copper layer deposited with the torch are shown thereafter.