The schematic of afterglow plasma chamber where experiments were performed.
A typical SEM images of as deposited bacteria (a), plasma treated bacteria after 45 s (b), 90 s (c), and 180 s (d).
SEM images of longer plasma treated bacteria for 300 s (a) with enlarged images of individual bacterium (b), and after 500 s (c).
Survival curve of Staphylococcus aureus exposed to different doses of neutral oxygen atoms in afterglow. The CFU evaluation was done with standard plane counting technique.
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