Publications

Publications/

2017

Surface Micro-Discharge for Disinfection

T. Shimizu, V. Lachner and J. L. Zimmermann 
Plasma Medicine

 

Investigation of toxicity and mutagenicity of cold atmospheric argon plasma

T. Maisch, A.-K. Bosserhof, P. Unger, J. Heider, T. Shimizu, J. L. Zimmermann, G. Morfill, M. Landthaler and S. Karrer
Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis

 

2016

Plasma Crystals – from Space Research to Medicine on Earth and back to Space again

G. Morfill, V. Fortov and J. L. Zimmermann
ROOM, the Space Journal 2 (8) (2016)

 

2015

Cold atmospheric plasma: a promising complementary therapy for squamous head and neck cancer

C. Welz, S. Emmert, M. Canis, S. Becker, P. Baumeister, T. Shimizu, G. Morfill, U. Harréus and J. L. Zimmermann
PLoS One 10, 11, e0141827 (2015)

 

Cold atmospheric plasma (CAP) induces ß-defensins in skin keratinocytes in vitro and in vivo without causing relevant inflammation or apoptosis 

S. Arndt, M. Landthaler, J. L. Zimmermann, P. Unger, E. Wacker, T. Shimizu, Y.-F. Li, G. E. Morfill, A.-K. Bosserhoff and S. Karrer
PLoS One 10, 3, e0120041 (2015)

 

Inactivation of a food-borne norovirus outbreak strain with non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasma

B. Ahlfeld, Y. Li, A. Boulaaba, A. Binder, U. Schotte, J. L. Zimmermann, G. Morfill and G. Klein
mBio 6, 1, e02300-14 (2015)

 

2014

Sporicidal Properties from Surface Micro-Discharges (SMD) Plasma under Different Plasma Conditions at Different Humidities

J. Jeon, T. Klämpfl, J. L. Zimmermann, G. E. Morfill and T. Shimizu
New Journal of Physics 16, 103007 (2014)

 

Decontamination of Nosocomial Pathogens including Clostridium difficile Spores on Dry Inanimate Surface by Cold Atmospheric Plasma

T. G. Klämpfl, T. Shimizu, S. Koch, M. Balden, S. Gemein, Y.-F. Li, A. Mitra, J. L. Zimmermann, J. Gebel, G. E. Morfill and H.-U. Schmidt
Plasma Processes and Polymers 11, 10, 974-984 (2014)

 

Randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial showed cold atmospheric argon plasma relieved acute pain and accelerated healing in herpes zoster.

G. Isbary, T. Shimizu, J. L. Zimmermann, J. Heinlin, S. Al-Zaabi, M. Rechfeld, G. E. Morfill, S. Karrer and W. Stolz
Clinical Plasma Medicine Journal 2, 2, 50–55 (2014)

 

Cold atmospheric plasma – a new technology for spacecraft component decontamination

S. Shimizu, S. Barczyk, P. Rettberg, T. Shimizu, T. Klaempfl, J. L. Zimmermann, T. Hoeschen, C. Linsmeier, P. Weber, G. E. Morfill and H. M. Thomas
Planetary and Space Science 90, 60–71 (2014)

 

Bactericidal Agents Produced by Surface Micro-Discharge (SMD) Plasma by Controlling Gas Compositions

J. Jeon, T. M. Rosentreter, Y.-F. Li, G. Isbary, H. M. Thomas, J. L. Zimmermann, G. E. Morfill and T. Shimizu
Plasma Processes and Polymers 11, 5, 426-436 (2014)


Inactivation of surface borne microorganisms and increased germination of seed specimen by cold atmospheric plasma

A. Mitra, Y.-F. Li, T. G. Klämpfl, T. Shimizu, J. Jeon, G. E. Morfill and J. L. Zimmermann
Food and Bioprocess Technology 7, 3, 645-653 (2014)

 

2013

Cold atmospheric plasma for local infection control and subsequent pain reduction in a patient with chronic post-operative ear infection 

G. Isbary, T. Shimizu, J. L. Zimmermann, G. E. Morfill and W. Stolz
New Microbes and New Infections 1, 3, 41-43 (2013)

 

Cold atmospheric plasma (CAP) changes gene expression of key molecules of the wound healing machinery and improves wound healing in vitro and in vivo

S. Arndt, P. Unger, E. Wacker, T. Shimizu, J. Heinlin, Y.-F. Li, H. M. Thomas, G. E. Morfill, J. L. Zimmermann, A.-K. Bosserhoff and S. Karrer
PLoS One 8, 11, e79325 (2013)

 

In vivo human skin treatment using two portable plasma devices: comparison of the bactericidal effects of a direct and an indirect cold atmospheric plasma treatment

Y.-F. Li, D. Taylor, J. L. Zimmermann, W. Bunk, R. Monetti, G. Isbary, V. Boxhammer, H.-U. Schmidt, T. Shimizu, H. M. Thomas and G. E. Morfill
Clinical Plasma Medicine Journal 1, 2, 35-39 (2013)

 

Contact-free inactivation of Trichophyton rubrum and Microsporum canis by cold atmospheric plasma treatment

J. Heinlin, T. Maisch, J. L. Zimmermann, T. Shimizu, T. Holzmann, M. Simon, J. Heidera, M. Landthaler, G. Morfill and S. Karrer
Future Microbiology 8, 9, 1097-1106 (2013)

 

Randomized placebo-controlled pilot study using cold atmospheric argon plasma on skin graft donor sites

J. Heinlin, J. L. Zimmermann, F. Zeman, W. Bunk, G. Isbary, M. Landthaler, T. Maisch, R. Monetti, G. E. Morfill, T. Shimizu, J. Steinbauer, W. Stolz and S. Karrer
Wound Repair and Regeneration 21, 6, 800-7 (2013)

 

Cold atmospheric argon plasma treatment accelerates wound healing in chronic wounds: results of a retrospective in vivo randomized controlled study

G. Isbary, W. Stolz, T. Shimizu, R. Monetti, G. Morfill, H.-U. Schmidt, W. Bunk, T. G. Klämpfl, B. Steffes, J. Heinlin, S. Karrer, M. Landthaler and J. L. Zimmermann
Clinical Plasma Medicine Journal 1, 2, 25-30 (2013)

 

Restoration of sensitivity in chemo-resistant glioma cells by cold atmospheric plasma 

J. Köritzer, V. Boxhammer, A. Schäfer, T. Shimizu, T. G. Klämpfl, Y.-F. Li, C. Welz, S. Schwenk-Zieger, G. E. Morfill, J. L. Zimmermann and J. Schlegel
PLoS One 8, 5, e64498 (2013)

 

Cold atmospheric plasma, a new strategy to induce senescence in melanoma cells

S. Arndt, E. Wacker, S. Kaufmann, Y.-F. Li, T. Shimizu, H. M. Thomas, G. E. Morfill, S. Karrer, J. L. Zimmermann and A.-K. Bosserhoff
Experimental Dermatology 22, 4, 284-9 (2013)

 

Effects of cold atmospheric plasma on mucosal tissue culture

C. Welz, S. Becker, Y.-F. Li, T. Shimizu, J. Jeon, S. Schwenk-Zieger, H. M. Thomas, G. Isbary, G. E. Morfill, U. Harréus and J. L. Zimmermann
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 46, 045401 9pp (2013)

 

Investigation of the mutagenic potential of cold atmospheric plasma at bactericidal dosage

V. Boxhammer, Y.-F. Li, J. Köritzer, T. Shimizu, T. Maisch, G. E. Morfill, J. Schlegel and J. L. Zimmermann
Mutation Research 753, 23-28 (2013)

 

A randomized two-sided placebo-controlled study on the efficacy and safety of atmospheric non-thermal argon plasma for pruritus

J. Heinlin, G. Isbary, W. Stolz, F. Zeman, M. Landthaler, G. Morfill, T. Shimizu, J. L. Zimmermann and S. Karrer
Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology 27, 3, 324-331 (2013)

 

Ex vivo human skin experiments for the evaluation of safety of new cold atmospheric plasma devices

G. Isbary and J. Koeritzer, A. Mitra, Y.-F. Li, T. Shimizu, J. Schroeder, W. Stolz, G. E. Morfill, J. Schegel and J. L. Zimmermann
Clinical Plasma Medicine Journal 1, 1, 36-44 (2013)

 

Cold atmospheric plasma devices for medical issues

G. Isbary, T. Shimizu, Y.-F. Li, W. Stolz, H. M. Thomas, G. E. Morfill and J. L. Zimmermann
Expert Review of Medical Devices 10, 3, 367-377 (2013)

 

Non-thermal plasma and evidence based medicine - more than five years of clinical experience

G. Isbary, J. L. Zimmermann, T. Shimizu, Y.-F. Li, G. E. Morfill, H. M. Thomas, B. Steffes, J. Heinlin, S. Karrer and W. Stolz
Clinical Plasma Medicine Journal 1, 1, 19-23 (2013)

 

2012

Bactericidal action of cold atmospheric plasma in solution

V. Boxhammer, G. E. Morfill, J. R. Jokipii, T. Shimizu, T. Klämpfl, Y.-F. Li, J. Köritzer, J. Schlegel and J. L. Zimmermann
New Journal of Physics 14, 113042 (2012)

 

The dynamics of ozone generation and mode transition in air surface micro-discharge plasma at atmospheric pressure

T. Shimizu, Y. Sakiyama, D. B. Graves, J. L. Zimmermann and G. E. Morfill
New Journal of Physics 14, 103028 (2012)

 

Guiding of reactive plasma species by micro-channels

Y.-F. Li, J. L. Zimmermann, T. Klämpfl and G. E. Morfill
Plasma Processes and Polymers 9, 10, 1001-1005 (2012)

 

Test for bacterial resistance build-up against plasma treatment

J. L. Zimmermann, T. Shimizu, H.-U. Schmidt, Y.-F. Li, G. E. Morfill and G. Isbary
New Journal of Physics 14, 073037 (2012)

 

Disinfection through different textiles using low-temperature atmosphere pressure plasma

J. L. Zimmermann, T. Shimizu, V. Boxhammer and G. E. Morfill
Plasma Processes and Polymers 9, 8, 792-798 (2012)

 

Contact-free cold atmospheric plasma treatment of Deinococcus radiodurans

T. Maisch, T. Shimizu, A. Mitra, J. Heinlin, S. Karrer, Y.-F. Li, G. E. Morfill and J. L. Zimmermann
Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology 39, 9, 1367-75 (2012)

 

Atmospheric air plasma - sterilization against spores and other microorganisms of clinical interest

T. Klämpfl, G. Isbary, T. Shimizu, J. L. Zimmermann, Y.-F. Li, W. Stolz, J. Schlegel, G. E. Morfill and H.-U. Schmidt
Applied Environ Microbiology 78, 15, 5077-82 (2012)

 

Contact-free inactivation of Candida albicans biofilm by cold atmospheric air plasma

T. Maisch, T. Shimizu, G. Isbary, J. Heinlin, S. Karrer, Y.-F. Li, G. Morfill and J. L. Zimmermann
Applied and Environmental Microbiology 78, 12, 4242-7 (2012)

 

Decolonisation of MRSA, S. aureus and E. coli by cold-atmospheric plasma using a porcine skin model in vitro

T. Maisch, T. Shimizu, Y.-F. Li, J. Heinlin, S. Karrer, G. Morfill and J. L. Zimmermann
PLoS One 7, 4, 34610 (2012)

 

Successful and safe use of 2 min cold atmospheric argon plasma in chronic wounds: results of a randomized controlled trial

G. Isbary, J. Heinlin, T. Shimizu, J. L. Zimmermann, G. Morfill, H.-U. Schmidt, R. Monetti, B. Steffes, W. Bunk, Y. Li, T. Klaempfl, S. Karrer, M. Landthaler and W. Stolz
British Journal of Dermatology 167, 404-410 (2012)

 

Optimizing the distance for bacterial treatment using surface micro-discharge plasma

Y.-F. Li, J. L. Zimmermann and G. E. Morfill
New Journal of Physics 14, 023058 (2012)

 

Cold atmospheric plasma for surface disinfection

Y.-F. Li, T. Shimizu, J. L. Zimmermann and G. E. Morfill
Plasma Processes and Polymers 9, 585-589 (2012)

 

Reasons why we need cold atmospheric plasmas in bacteria related diseases in medicine

G. Isbary, J. L. Zimmermann, T. Shimizu, G. E. Morfill, A. Mitra, H. M. Thomas, T. G. Klämpfl, J. Koeritzer, V. Boxhammer, J. Schlegel and W. Stolz
Plasma Medicine 2, 1-3, 85-96 (2012)

 

Cold atmospheric plasma for skin treatment

T. Shimizu, J. L. Zimmermann, G. E. Morfill, G. Isbary and W. Stolz
Journal of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers 115, 488 (2012)

 

Plasma Health Care - old problems, new solutions

G. E. Morfill and J. L. Zimmermann
Contributions to Plasma Physics 52, 7, 655-663 (2012)

 

Applications in plasma medicine - a SWOT approach

A. Mitra, G. E. Morfill, T. Shimizu, B. Steffes, G. Isbary, H.-U. Schmidt, Y.-F. Li and J. L. Zimmermann
Composite Interfaces 19, 3-4, 231-238 (2012)

 

Kalte atmosphärische Plasmen – eine innovative Technologie zur Behandlung resistenter Pathogene und für Wundheilungszwecke

G. Isbary, J. Zimmermann, T. Shimizu, G. Morfill, Y. Li, H.-U. Schmidt, J. Heinlin, S. Karrer, M. Landthaler, B. Steffes, W. Bunk, R. Monetti and W. Stolz
Zeitschrift für Wundheilung (Suppl A) 41-46 (2012)

 

2011

Effects of cold atmospheric plasmas on adenoviruses in solution

J. L. Zimmermann, K. Dumler, T. Shimizu, G. E. Morfill, A. Wolf, V. Boxhammer, J. Schlegel, B. Gansbacher and M. Anton
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 44, 505201 (2011)

 

The bactericidal effect of surface micro-discharge plasma under different ambient conditions

T. Shimizu, J. L. Zimmermann and G. E. Morfill
New Journal of Physics 13, 023026 7pp (2011)

 

Cold atmospheric plasma: A successful treatment of lesions in Hailey-Hailey disease 

G. Isbary, G. Morfill, J. Zimmermann, T. Shimizu and W. Stolz
Archives of Dermatology 147, 4, 388-390 (2011)

 

Transport Mechanism of Chemical Species in a Pin-water Atmospheric Discharge driven by Negative Voltage

T. Shimizu, Y. Iwafuchi, G. E. Morfill and T. Sato
Journal of Photopolymer Science and Technology 24, 421 (2011)

 

Formation of thermal flow fields and chemical transport in air and water by atmospheric plasma 

T. Shimizu, Y. Iwafuchi, G. E. Morfill and T. Sato
New Journal of Physics 13, 053025 (2011)

 

Bactericidal effects of non-thermal argon plasma in vitro, in biofilms and in the animal model of infected wounds

S. A. Ermolaeva, A. F. Varfolomeev, M. Yu. Chernukha, D. S. Yurov, M. M. Vasiliev, A. A. Kaminskaya, M. M. Moisenovich, J. M. Romanova, A. N. Murashev, I. I. Selezneva, T. Shimizu, E. V. Sysolyatina, I. A. Shaginyan, O. F. Petrov, E. I. Mayevsky, V. E. Fortov, G. E. Morfill, B. S. Naroditsky and A. L. Gintsburg
Journal of Medical Microbiology 60, 75-83 (2011)

 

Plasma applications in medicine with a special focus on dermatology

J. Heinlin, G. Isbary, W. Stolz, G. E. Morfill, M. Landthaler, T. Shimizu, B. Steffes, T. Nosenko, J. L. Zimmermann and S. Karrer
Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology 25, 1, 1-11 (2011)

 

2010

A first prospective randomized controlled trial to decrease bacterial load using cold atmospheric argon plasma on chronic wounds in patients

G. Isbary, G. E. Morfill, H.-U. Schmidt, M. Georgi, K. Ramrath, J. Heinlin, S. Karrer, M. Landthaler, T. Shimizu, B. Steffes, W. Bunk, R. Monetti, J. L. Zimmermann, R. Pompl and W. Stolz
British Journal of Dermatology 163, 1, 78-82 (2010)

 

Characterization of Low-Temperature Microwave Plasma Treatment with and without UV Light for Disinfection

T. Shimizu, T. Nosenko, G. E. Morfill, T. Sato, H-U. Schmidt and T. Urayama
Plasma Processes and Polymers 7, 288-293 (2010)

 

Plasma wound treatment

G.E. Morfill, G. Isbary, S. Karrer and J. Zimmermann
Next Med Conference Newport Beach (2010)

 

Plasma medicine: possible applications in dermatology

J. Heinlin, G. E. Morfill, M. Landthaler, W. Stolz, G. Isbary, J. L. Zimmermann, T. Shimizu and S. Karrer
Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft 8, 12, 968-976 (2010)

 

2009

The effect of low-temperature plasma on bacteria as observed by repeated AFM imaging

R. Pompl, F. Jamitzky, T. Shimizu, B. Steffes, W. Bunk, H.-U. Schmidt, M. Georgi, K. Ramrath, W. Stolz, R. W. Stark, T. Urayama, S. Fujii and G. E. Morfill
New Journal of Physics 11, 115023 11pp (2009)

 

Nosocomial infections - a new approach towards preventive medicine using plasmas

G. E. Morfill, T. Shimizu, B. Steffes and H.-U. Schmidt
New Journal of Physics 11, 115019 10pp (2009)

 

Designing plasmas for chronic wound disinfection 

T. Nosenko, T. Shimizu and G. E. Morfill
New Journal of Physics 11, 115013 19pp (2009)

 

Plasma medicine: an introductory review

G. Kong, G. Kroesen, G. E. Morfill, T. Nosenko, T. Shimizu, J. van Dijk and J. L. Zimmermann
New Journal Physics 11, 115012 35pp (2009)                                                                                             

 

Focus on plasma medicine

G. E. Morfill, M. G. Kong and J. L. Zimmermann
New Journal of Physics 11, 115011 8pp (2009)

 

2008

Characterization of Microwave Plasma Torch for Decontamination

T. Shimizu, B. Steffes, R. Pompl, F. Jamitzky, W. Bunk, K. Ramrath, M. Georgi, W. Stolz, H.-U. Schmidt, T. Urayama, S. Fujii and G. E. Morfill
Plasma Process. Polym. 5, 577-582 (2008)