Relève étoile Louis-Berlinguet 
September 2018

Jean-Sébastien Boisvert

Postdoctoral fellow in Physics
Université de Montréal

Award-winning publicationElectron density and temperature in an atmospheric-pressure helium diffuse dielectric barrier discharge from kHz to MHz

Published in: Plasma Sources Science and Technology


Plasma generated in ambient air tends to be hot and have limited technological applications. But recent technical and theoretical advancements have led to the development of plasmas that remain cold under atmospheric pressure, paving the way for applications in cancer therapy and nanotechnologies. The research conducted by Jean-Sébastien Boisvert combines two methods in a single theoretical framework to support the arrival of a new generation of plasma sources that could better meet the growing needs of new applications in the health and technology sectors.