Publications

Evgenia Benova, Plamena Marinova, Mariana Atanasova and Tzvetelina Petrova

Surface-wave-sustained argon plasma kinetics from intermediate to atmospheric pressure

Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 51 (2018) 474004

https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6463/aae34d


František Krčma, Ivan Tsonev, Kateřina Smejkalová, Darina Truchlá, Zdenka Kozáková, Maya Zhekova, Plamena Marinova, Todor Bogdanov, Evgenia Benova

Microwave micro torch generated in argon based mixtures for biomedical applications

Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 51 (2018) in press

https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6463/aad82b


Todor Bogdanov,  Ivan Tsonev, Plamena Marinova, Evgenia Benova, Krasimir Rusanov, Mila Rusanova, Ivan Atanassov, Zdenka Kozáková and František Krcma

Microwave Plasma Torch Generated in Argon for Small Berries Surface Treatment

Appl. Sci.  8 (2018) 1870

https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6463/aad82b


Todorova Y., I. Yotinov, Y. Topalova, E. Benova, P. Marinova, I. Tsonev, T. Bogdanov

Evaluation of the effect of cold atmospheric plasma on oxygenases’ activities for application in water treatment technologies

Environmental Technology (2018)

doi.10.1080/09593330.2018.1491631


P Marinova, E Benova, Y Todorova, Y Topalova, I Yotinov, M Atanasova and F Krcma

Surface-wave-sustained plasma torch for water treatment

Journal of Physics: Conf. Series 982 (2018) 012009

doi :10.1088/1742-6596/982/1/012009


Bogdanov, I. Tsonev, M. Atanasova, P. Marinova, Y. Topalova, Y. Todorova, I. Yotinov, E. Benova

Surface-wave-sustained plasma source for biomedical applications

in MICROWAVE DISCHARGES: Fundamental and Applications, edited by Yu. Lebedev; (Yanus-K Moscow, 2018), (10 стр.)


Benova, P. Marinova, T. Bogdanov, I. Tsonev, F. Krčma, Y. Topalova, Y. Todorova, I. Yotinov

Interaction of microwave plasma torch sustained by travelling electromagnetic wave with liquids

in MICROWAVE DISCHARGES: Fundamental and Applications, edited by Yu. Lebedev; (Yanus-K Moscow, 2018)


Nedyalkova S., Bozhanova V., Benova E ., Marinova P., Tsonev I.,  Bogdanov T., Koleva M

Study on the effect of cold plasma on the germination and growth of durum wheat seeds contaminated with Fusarium graminearum

in Proc. International Agricultural, Biological & Life science Conference, (Edirne, Turkey, September 2–5, 2018)


Todor Bogdanov, Evgenia Benova

Theoretical parametric investigation of plasma sustained by traveling electromagnetic wave in coaxial configuration

June 2018 Vacuum 155

DOI: 10.1016/j.vacuum.2018.06.010


M Atanasova, E Benova,G Degrez,and J J A Mvan der Mullen

Modelling of Argon Cold Atmospheric Plasmas for Biomedical Applications

Journal of Physics: Conf. Series 982 (2018) 012006


P Marinova, E Benova, Y Todorova, Y Topalova, I Yotinov, M Atanasova and F Krcma

Surface-wave-sustained plasma torch for water treatment

Journal of Physics: Conf. Series 982 (2018) 012009


Evgenia Benova, Mariana Atanasova, Todor Bogdanov, Plamena Marinova, Frantisek Krcma,  Vera Mazankova, Lukas Dostal

Microwave plasma torch at water surface

Plasma Medicine 6(1): 59–65 (2016)


Benova, Y. Topalova, P. Marinova, Y. Todorova, M. Atanasova, T. Bogdanov, I. Yotinov

Surface-wave-sustained plasma for model biological systems treatment,

in XXXIII ICPIG, July 9-14, 2017, Estoril/Lisbon, Portugal, 2017, 87


Todorova Y, Yotinov I, Topalova Y, Marinova P, Benova E, Atanasova M, Bogdanov T,

Innovative sterilization technology-bacterial inactivation by cold argon plasma,

in BioDiscovery 20: e21977, 2017

(https://biodiscovery.pensoft.net/articles.php?id=21977)


А.В. Федотова, В.О. Дряхлов, И.Г. Шайхиев, М.Ф. Шаехов, Е. Бенова, И.Г. Гафаров,

Результаты воздействия йонного потока ВЧ емкостного разряда на характеристики полисульфонамидных мембран,

in XXIII Международная конференция Взаимодействие ионов с поверхностью «ВИП – 2017», 21-25 августa 2017 г., Москва, Россия, том 3, 2017, 300–303


Gafarov, G. Paskalov, I. Shaihiev, L. Adjarova, E. Benova and V. Dryahlov,

Interactions between RF plasma and porous materials,

ISPC, July 31th to August 4th, 2017, Montreal, Canada


Bogdanov, E. Benova

Effect of geometry parameters on wave and plasma characteristics of coaxial microwave discharge

In Proc. 32nd  ICPIG, July 26-31, 2015, Iași, Romania


Marinova, M. Atanasova, E. Benova.

Heavy particles and rate coefficients in HF and MW discharges in Argon at atmospheric pressure

In Proc. 32nd  ICPIG, July 26-31, 2015, Iași, Romania


Ivanov, T. Bogdanov, E. Benova.

Theoretical study of plasma sustained around dielectric cylinder by travelling electromagnetic wave

In Proc. 32nd  ICPIG, July 26-31, 2015, Iași, Romania


Atanasova, P. Marinova, J. J. A. M. van der Mullen, E. Benova

The reaction kinetics of atmospheric pressure MW plasmas

In Proc. 32nd  ICPIG, July 26-31, 2015, Iași, Romania


Benova, M. Atanasova, P. Marinova

Effect of dielectric tube thickness and permittivity on microwave plasma sustained by traveling wave

In Microwave Discharges: Fundamentals and Applications, eds. A. Gamero, A. Sola, UCOPress Editorial Universidad de Cordoba, Spain (2015) 51–56.


Benova, T. Bogdanov, K. Ivanov

Wave and plasma characteristics of surface-wave-sustained discharges at various geometrical configurations and azimuthal wave modes

In Microwave Discharges: Fundamentals and Applications, ed. A. Gamero, A. Sola, UCOPress Editorial Universidad de Cordoba, Spain (2015) 69–74.


Marinova, M. Atanasova, E. Benova

Effect of gas discharge conditions on argon surface-wave-sustained plasma torch kinetics.

In Proc. 22nd International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry, July 5–10, 2015; Antwerp, Belgium, 2015, P-I-2-44.


M. Atanasova, P. Marinova, T. Bogdanov, Tz. Petrova, E. Benova
Argon kinetics in microwave atmospheric pressure discharges
In ESCAMPIG XXII, Greifswald, Germany, July 15-19, 2014


Todor Bogdanov, Evgenia Benova
Plasma characteristics of low-pressure coaxial discharge
In ESCAMPIG XXII, Greifswald, Germany, July 15-19, 2014


E. Benova, M. Pencheva-Atanasova, P. Marinova, V. Marchev, T. Petrova
Modelling of Argon plasma torch
In Proc. 31st ICPIG, July 14-19, 2013, Granada, Spain, 498_1


E. Benova, P. Marinova, V. Marchev, M. Atanasova, Tz. Petrova
Effect of gas discharge conditions on argon surface-wave-sustained plasma kinetics
In Proc. ESCAMPIG XXI, Viana do Castelo, Portugal, July 10-14 2012


Atanasova, M., Carbone, E.A.D., Mihailova, D., Benova, E., Degrez, G., Van Der Mullen, J.J.A.M.
Modelling of an RF plasma shower
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 45 (2012) 145202


Ivanov, K., Bogdanov, T., Benova, E.
The role of plasma radius as a condition for sustaining a coaxial discharge at various wave modes
Journal of Physics: Conference Series 356 (2012)  012045


Dimitrova, M., Ivanova, P., Kotseva, I., Popov, T.K., Benova, E., Bogdanov, T., Stöckel, J., Dejarnac, R.
Evaluation of the plasma parameters in COMPASS tokamak divertor area
Journal of Physics: Conference Series 356 (2012)  012007


M Atanasova, D Mihailova, E Carbone, J van Dijk, J J A M van der Mullen, E Benova and G Degrez
Investigation of the gas flow effect on an atmospheric pressure RF plasma torch
Journal of Physics: Conference Series 275 (2011) 012012


M. Atanasova, E. A. D. Carbone, D. Mihailova, J. van Dijk, J. J. A. M. van der Mullen, E. Benova, and G. Degrez
Two-Dimensional Modeling of the Active Species Flow Generated by an Atmospheric Plasma Jet
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PLASMA SCIENCE 39 (2011) 2348–2349


Z. Navrátil, L. Dosoudilová, T. Bogdanov, E. Benova, J. Hnilica and V. Kudrle
Determination of metastable densities in surface-wave neon plasma by self-absorption method
in 30th ICPIG, August 28 – September 2, 2011, Belfast, UK, B6 – 238


E. Benova, T. Petrova
Pressure and radius effects on main characteristics of surface-wave-sustained argon plasmas
in 30th ICPIG, August 28 – September 2, 2011, Belfast, UK, C9 – 252


P. Ivanova, Tsv. Popov, M. Dimitrova, E. Benova, T. Bogdanov, J. Stöckel, R. Dejarnac
Precise evolution of the plasma potential in COMPASS tokamak divertor area
Acta Technica 56 (2011) T71–T83


E. Benova, M. Pencheva
The main properties of MW Argon plasma at atmospheric pressure
J. Phys.: Conference Series 207 (2010) 012020
also in PLASMA for Environmental Issues, Special Session of the 3rd IWSSPP, Kiten, Bulgaria, 2008, edited by E. Tatarova, A. Recard, E. Benova, Artgraf, Sofia (2009) pp. 44–49


T. Bogdanov, E Benova
The role of a metal screen on the coaxial discharge wave propagation characteristics
J. Phys.: Conference Series 207 (2010) 012031


E. Benova, T. Bogdanov
Optimization of Coaxial Discharge Operation Varying the Dielectric and Metal Rod characteristics
in 37th EPS Conference on Plasma Phys. Dublin, Ireland,21–25 June 2010 ECA Vol.34A, P5. 330 (2010), ISBN 2-914771-62-2


Benova, M. Pencheva, K. Pavlov
Comparison of Kinetic and Fluid Models of Surface-Wave-Sustained Argon Plasma
in 37th EPS Conference on Plasma Phys. Dublin, Ireland,21–25 June 2010 ECA Vol.34A, P2. 326 (2010), ISBN 2-914771-62-2


T. Bogdanov, E Benova
Theoretical study of electromagnetic wave modes sustaining the coaxial discharge
in 36th EPS Conference on Plasma Phys. Sofia, June 29 – July 3, 2009 ECA Vol.33E, P-1.087 (2009)


M. Pencheva, E Benova
Surface wave characteristics and 2D electromagnetic field distribution in atmospheric pressure plasma column
in 36th EPS Conference on Plasma Phys. Sofia, June 29 – July 3, 2009 ECA Vol.33E, P-2.115 (2009)


P. Ivanova, Tsv. Popov, E. Benova, T. Bogdanov, J. Stöckel, R. Dejarnac
Electron Langmuir probe current in Tokamak edge plasma
in 36th EPS Conference on Plasma Phys. Sofia, June 29 – July 3, 2009 ECA Vol.33E, P-5.210 (2009)


M. Pencheva, E. Benova, I. Zhelyazkov
Theoretical Study of Plasma Parameters Dependence on Gas Temperature in an Atmospheric Pressure Argon Microwave Discharge
in PLASMA2007, AIP Conference Proceedings 993, edited by H-J Hartfuss (2008)299–302


Zhelyazkov, M. Pencheva, E. Benova
Model of a Stationary Microwave Argon Discharge at Atmospheric Pressure
in PLASMA2007, AIP Conference Proceedings 993, edited by H-J Hartfuss (2008)303–306


E Benova, T. Bogdanov
Wave propagation characteristics of coaxial discharge sustained by travelling electromagnetic wave
in 35th EPS Conference on Plasma Phys. Hersonissos, 9 13 June 2008 ECA Vol.32, P-2.163 (2008)


Tsv. K. Popov, P. Ivanova, E. Benova, T. Bogdanov, F M. Dias, J. Stöckel, R. Dejarnac
On the Evaluation of the Plasma Potential and Electron Energy Distribution Function in Tokamak Edge Plasma
in 35th EPS Conference on Plasma Phys. Hersonissos, 9 13 June 2008 ECA Vol.32, P-4.081 (2008)


Mariana Pencheva, Evgenia Benova, Ivan Zhelyazkov, Zdravko Neichev
Some Characteristics of Surface-Wawe Propagation in an Atmospheric Pressures Argon Plasma Column
in Meeting in Physics at University of Sofia, vol. 8, ed. A. Proikova, Heron Press, Sofia, 2007, pp. 49–51


E Benova
Influence of the geometric factors on coaxial discharge characteristics
in 34th EPS Conference on Plasma Phys. Warsaw, 2 – 6 July 2007 ECA Vol.31F, P-4.137 (2007)


E Iordanova, N de Vriens, E Benova, L Baede and J J A M van der Mullen
The effect of the introduction of small amount of H2 on Ar-plasma properties
J. Phys.: Conference Series 63 (2007) 012015


M Pencheva, E Benova and I Zhelyazkov
Surface wave propagation characteristics in atmospheric pressure plasma column
J. Phys.: Conference Series 63 (2007) 012023


Z Neichev, E Benova, A Gamero and A Sola
Phase diagrams and radial distribution of the electric field components of coaxial discharge
J. Phys.: Conference Series 63 (2007) 012024


Z. Neichev, E. Benova, A. Gamero and A. Sola
Theoretical and experimental investigation of plasma and wave characteristics of coaxial discharge at low pressure
J. Phys.: Conference Series 44 (2006) 133-139


M Pencheva, Ts Petrova, E Benova and I Zhelyazkov
Modelling of microwave sustained capillary plasma column at atmospheric pressure
J. Phys.: Conference Series 44 (2006) 110-115


J Torres, E Iordanova, E Benova, JJAM van der Mullen, A Gamero and A Sola
Temperature diagnostics in a high-pressure hydrogen microwave plasma torch I: experimental characterization
J. Phys.: Conference Series 44 (2006) 179-184


E Iordanova, J Torres, E Benova, A Gamero, A Sola, B H P Broks and J J A M van der Mullen
Characterization of a high-pressure hydrogen microwave plasma torch using the method of dBR
J. Phys.: Conference Series 44 (2006) 185-190


S Sabchevski, I Zhelyazkov, E Benova, V Atanassov, P Dankov, M Thumm, G Dammertz, B Piosczyk, S Illy, M Q Tran, S Alberti, and J-Ph Hogge
Development of new generation software tools for simulation of electron beam formation in novel high power gyrotrons
J. Phys.: Conference Series 44 (2006) 96-101


S Sabchevski, I Zhelyazkov, E Benova, V Atanassov, P Dankov, M Thumm, A Arnold, J Jin and T Rzesnicki
Quasi-optical converters for high-power gyrotrons: a brief review of physical models, numerical methods and computer code
J. Phys.: Conference Series 44 (2006) 102-109


E. Benova
Self-consistent modelling of surface-wave-sustained discharges from low to atmospheric pressures
in MICROWAVE DISCHARGES: Fundamental and Applications, edited by Yu. A. Lebedev, Yanus-K, Moscow 2006, pp. 9-18


Z. Neichev, E. Benova, A. Gamero and A. Sola
Radial Structure of Coaxial Discharges Sustained by Travelling Azimuthally Symmetric Waves
Humboldt Conference AdvancesinPhysicsandAstrophysicsofthe 21stCentury, September 6–11, 2005, Varna, Bulgaria; e-Supplement to Bulgarian J. Phys., vol. 32 (3) 2005, and
in Advances in Physics and Astrophysics of the 21st Century, ed. I. Zhelyazkov, Heron Press, Sofia 2006, pp.229-234


M. Pencheva, Ts. Petrova, E. Benova and I. Zhelyazkov
Axial Distribution of the Charged and Excited Particles in Atmospheric Pressure Argon Capillary Plasma
Humboldt Conference AdvancesinPhysicsandAstrophysicsofthe 21stCentury, September 6–11, 2005, Varna, Bulgaria; e-Supplement to Bulgarian J. Phys., vol. 32 (3) 2005, and
in Advances in Physics and Astrophysics of the 21st Century, ed. I. Zhelyazkov, Heron Press, Sofia 2006, 242-247


E Iordanova, J Torres, E Benova, A Gamero, A Sola
Investigation of an Argon Microwave Discharge Produced by the Axial Injection Torch
Humboldt Conference AdvancesinPhysicsandAstrophysicsofthe 21stCentury, September 6–11, 2005, Varna, Bulgaria; e-Supplement to Bulgarian J. Phys., vol. 32 (3) 2005


M. Pencheva, G. Petrov, Ts. Petrova, E. Benova
A collisional-radiative model of an argon surface-wave-sustained plasma at atmospheric pressure
Vacuum 76 (2004) 409-412


E. Iordanova, Ts. Petrova, E. Benova
Dominant processes for excited atomic states population in Argon surface-wave plasma st low and intermediate pressure
Vacuum 76 (2004) 413-416


Z. Neichev, E. Benova
Optimizing the plasma parameters of a low pressure coaxial discharge
Vacuum 76 (2004) 393-396


E. Benova, Z. Neichev
Modelling of low-pressure surface wave sustained plasma – coaxial structure and cylindrical column
in MICROWAVE DISCHARGES: Fundamental and Applications, edited by A. Ohl, 2003 INP Greifswald, pp 1210-124


M. Pencheva, E. Benova, I Zhelyazkov
Electrodynamic model of microwave discharges at atmospheric pressure
in MICROWAVE DISCHARGES: Fundamental and Applications, edited by A. Ohl, 2003 INP Greifswald, pp 170-173


E. Benova, Z. Neichev
Axial model of a coaxial discharge sustained by travelling UHF electromagnetic wave
Czechoslovak J. Phys. 52 (2002) D659-D665


E. Benova, M. Pencheva, Ts. Petrova, G. Petrov, M. C. Garcia, A. Gamero, A. Sola
Heavy particle densities in atmospheric pressure surface-wave sustained argon plasma
in Symposium Proc. 15th Int. Symposium on Plasma Chemistry, edited by A. Bouchoule, J. M. Pouvesle, A. L. Thomann, J. M. Bauchire and E. Robert, 2001, GREMI, CNRS, University of Orleans, volume IV, pp 1435-1439


E. Benova, Ts. Petrova, E. Iordanova
Dinamics of excited states populating processes in argon surface-wave sustained discharge
ibid. pp 1279-1284


E. Benova and Ts. Petrova
Influence  of the wave frequency on the heavy particles axial behavior in argon surface-wave sustained plasma
in MICROWAVE DISCHARGES: Fundamental and Applications, edited by Yu. A. Lebedev, 2001 Yanus-K, Moscow, pp 7-14


C. Lao, A. Gamero. A. Sola, Ts. Petrova, E. Benova, G. Petrov, and I. Zhelyazkov
Populations of excited atomic states along argon surface-wave plasma columns at low and intermediate pressures
J. Appl. Phys. 87 (2000) 7652-7659


E. Benova, S. T. Ivanov, and A. A. Rukhadze
Surface waves in a plasma flow
J. Plasma Phys. 63 (2000) 489-493


E. Benova, T. Petrova
Surface-wave sustained discharges – self-consistent modelling
Bulg. J. Phys. 27 (2000) 25-29


Ts. Petrova, E. Benova, G. Petrov, and I. Zhelyazkov
Self-consistent axial modeling of surface-wave produced discharges at low and intermediate pressures
Phys. Rev. E 60  (1999) 875-886


E. Benova
Excited atoms and charged particles axial distributions in argon microwave plasmas at various gas pressures
in Advenced Technologies Based on Wave and Beam Generated Plasmas, eds. H. Schlüter and A. Shivarova, 1999 Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 535-536


S. T. Ivanov, E. T. Benova and K. V. Avramov
Electromagnetic waves in a magnetized plasma column
ibid. pp. 545-548


E. Benova, Ts. Petrova, A. Blagoev and I. Zhelyazkov
Modeling of an axially inhomogeneous microwave argon plasma column at a moderate pressure
J. Appl. Phys. 84 (1998) 147–153


E. Benova, Ts. Petrova, A. Blagoev and I. Zhelyazkov
Axial distributions of metastable atoms and charged particles in a UHF argon plasma column at moderate pressures
J. Appl. Phys. 79 (1996) 3848-3852


E Benova, I Zhelyazkov, P Staikov and F Cap
Modeling of a plasma column produced and sustained by a traveling electromagnetic wave in the presence of a constant axial magnetic field
Phys. Rev. A 44 (1991) 2625-2640


I Zhelyazkov and E Benova
Modeling of a plasma column produced and sustained by a traveling electromagnetic surface wave
J. Appl. Phys. 66 (1989) 1641-1650


I Zhelyazkov, E Benova and V Atanassov
Theoretical study of a plasma column sustained by a guided electrostatic wave in the presence of a constant axial magnetic field
J. Appl. Phys. 62 (1987) 2713- 2721


I Zhelyazkov, E Benova and V Atanassov
Axial structure of a plasma column produced by a large-amplitude electromagnetic surface wave