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dc.contributor.authorTampieri, Francesco
dc.contributor.authorGarcìa Araguz, Ariadna
dc.contributor.authorCanal Barnils, Cristina
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Ciència i Enginyeria de Materials
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-04T08:06:02Z
dc.date.available2022-05-04T08:06:02Z
dc.date.issued2022-01-01
dc.identifier.citationTampieri, F.; Garcìa, A.; Canal, C. Can we remove tattoos with non-thermal atmospheric plasma? "Plasma processes and polymers", 1 Gener 2022, vol. 19, núm. 4, p. e202100188:1-e202100188:7.
dc.identifier.issn1612-8869
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2117/366770
dc.description.abstractCurrent methods for tattoo removal are long, costly and have drawbacks such as scarring among others. Looking for alternatives, here we assess the feasibility of non-thermal plasma (NTP) as a standalone method for the removal of tattoos. We report the results of atmospheric pressure plasma jet treatment of real tattoo inks suspensions in water and in gelatin (liquid or as a solid film), selected as a model of skin. Analysis of the residual color and the temperature effect in all the samples after plasma treatment reveals significant differences between water and the skin model. Kinetic considerations and the extension of our results to more realistic scenarios allow us to conclude that NTP cannot compete with the current laser technology in a real application.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherWiley (John Wiley & Sons)
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria dels materials
dc.subject.lcshPlasma (Ionized gases)
dc.subject.lcshAtmospheric pressure
dc.subject.lcshTattooing
dc.subject.otherCold plasma
dc.subject.otherDecomposition
dc.subject.otherGelatin
dc.subject.otherInk
dc.subject.otherSkin
dc.titleCan we remove tattoos with non-thermal atmospheric plasma?
dc.typeArticle
dc.subject.lemacPlasma (Gasos ionitzats)
dc.subject.lemacPressió atmosfèrica
dc.subject.lemacTatuatges
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. BBT - Biomaterials, Biomecànica i Enginyeria de Teixits
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/ppap.202100188
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ppap.202100188
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
local.identifier.drac32857200
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
local.citation.authorTampieri, F.; Garcìa, A.; Canal, C.
local.citation.publicationNamePlasma processes and polymers
local.citation.volume19
local.citation.number4
local.citation.startingPagee202100188:1
local.citation.endingPagee202100188:7


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