Cutting-Edge Trends in Plant Response Induction through Non-Thermal Plasma Irradiation to Seeds

Takamasa Okumura, PhD
Kyushu University, Japan, Graduate School and Faculty of Information Science and Electrical Engineering
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 11:00am
Ramsay Wright Building, Room 432
Invited Speaker Seminar
Join us for an engaging seminar that explores the remarkable transformations occurring within minutes when a seed is exposed to non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasma. In recent decades, humans have achieved the stable generation of plasma through electric discharge. Plasma, often referred to as the fourth state of matter, is known for its distinctive emission of light, stemming from the release of energy when electronically excited molecules return to their ground state. In nature, plasma may have been one of the earliest sources of light observed by humans, giving rise to awe-inspiring phenomena such as lightning and the aurora borealis. Another significant attribute of plasma is its capacity to generate copious reactive species. Taking advantage of this unique property, plasma finds widespread application in various contexts, including semiconductor manufacturing and metal surface treatment. Within this seminar, we will enthusiastically present the groundbreaking research of Plasma Agriculture, an innovative venture harnessing plasma technology in agriculture. This seminar promises to immerse participants in the forefront of cutting-edge developments in Plasma Agriculture, an emerging field gaining momentum across Europe, the US, and Asia. Through this seminar, our objective is to furnish a comprehensive overview of the latest research findings in the realm of Plasma Agriculture while emphasizing its potential for transformative impact.
Eiji Nambara
Dept of Cell and Systems Biology
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874 4742 2547
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