Scanning electron and atomic force microscopy to study plasma torch effects on B. cereus spores

Olga Tarasenko, Said Nourbakhsh, Spencer Kuo, Asya Bakhtina, Pierre Alusta, Dina Kudasheva, Mary Cowman, Kalle Levon

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Abstract

The occurrence of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM) side-by-side is becoming increasingly common in analytical research. This article shows microscopy techniques to image Bacillus spores, to measure spore dimensions, and to demonstrate how these methods provide supplementary information to study plasma torch effects. This paper demonstrates that observed morphologies of spores before and after exposure to a plasma torch are remarkably different. The use of SEM and AFM as a tool complex enables examination of spore morphology and dimensions as well as their alterations during decontamination using plasma torch.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1281-1289
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Volume34
Issue number4 II
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2006

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Keywords

  • Atomic force microscopy (AFM)
  • Bacillus cereus
  • Decontamination
  • Plasma torch
  • Scanning electron microscopy (SEM)

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Scanning electron and atomic force microscopy to study plasma torch effects on B. cereus spores. / Tarasenko, Olga; Nourbakhsh, Said; Kuo, Spencer; Bakhtina, Asya; Alusta, Pierre; Kudasheva, Dina; Cowman, Mary; Levon, Kalle.

In: IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 34, No. 4 II, 08.2006, p. 1281-1289.

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Tarasenko, Olga ; Nourbakhsh, Said ; Kuo, Spencer ; Bakhtina, Asya ; Alusta, Pierre ; Kudasheva, Dina ; Cowman, Mary ; Levon, Kalle. / Scanning electron and atomic force microscopy to study plasma torch effects on B. cereus spores. In: IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science. 2006 ; Vol. 34, No. 4 II. pp. 1281-1289.
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