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Adtec confirms membership to NMI

We are pleased to announce our membership to NMI - Champion for the UK Electronics Manufacturing Industry.

Part of The UK's Deep Tech Hub, TechWorks, NMI Manufacturing supports the UK established Semiconductor industry.

We are very excited to join this renowned UK Electronics Manufacturing community, and at the opportunity to collaborate with innovative industry experts

 


Characterization of a Microwave Induced Plasma Torch

Adtec's Microwave Induced Plasma (MIP) torch technology has been investigated in a fascinating paper exploring glass surface modification.

Cold plasma as a novel solution for cleaning Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) mirrors is an application we're extremely interested in at Adtec, and we are proudly collaborating with Cranfield University in our research. In experimental work conducted at both Cranfield and the Defence Academy, this paper instead uses an Adtec MIP torch to study surface energy modification of CSP glass, and demonstrates the ability of the technology to create super-hydrophilic surfaces.

The work, funded by the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) and Gooch & Housego, also allowed researchers to utilise optical emission spectroscopy to characterize the MIP torch, and deepen our understanding of the technology.

The full paper is available to read here: adtecplasma.com/…/Characterisation-of-a-microwave-induced-plasma-torch-for-glass-surface-modification.pdf

 

Acknowledgements 

This sort of fundamental research provides Adtec with invaluable insights, and we are hugely grateful to all researchers and institutions for their contributions.

Cranfield University (BENNETT), University College Dublin (FANG), Manufacturing Technology Centre (CASTELLI), Zhejiang University of Technology (CHEN), Defence Academy of the UK (BALLERI), Adtec Plasma Technology (URAYAMA), Gooch & Housego (Funding), EPSRC (Funding).


Adtec colleagues at Cranfield University publish paper in American Institute of Physics

Adtec is very proud to announce that our colleagues at Cranfield University have published their paper "Cleaning Concentrating Solar Power Mirrors Without Water" in the AIP.

Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) is a method of electricity generation that utilises vast arrays of mirrors to reflect sunlight to a focal point, superheating a special liquid to produce steam. Due to the typically arid desert locations of these plants, the mirrors become readily soiled with sand and dirt. Plasma offers a novel, innovative, and water-free solution to cleaning them.

This paper provides a fantastic introduction to the research, and offers fascinating characterisation of the Air Plasma generated by our Dielectric Barrier Discharge technology.

Congratulations to all involved!

You can read the full paper here