Manufacturing textiles with electromagnetic shielding and fire retardant properties by plasma based methods




National Institute for Lasers, Plasma & Radiation Physics (INFLPR)



The National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics (INFLPR), at Bucharest, Physics Campus Magurele, is one of the main Romanian research institutes (more than 400 researchers and administrative staff), and the only one devoted to Lasers and Plasmas. NILPRP ( is the key player in plasma physics and applications in Romania. At present, the plasma research is organized in two departments, the Low Temperature Plasma Physics Department and the Plasma Physics and Nuclear Fusion Department. Other plasma related activities are performed in the Electron Accelerators Laboratory (complex plasmas) and the Laser Department (laser created plasmas).

The research group involved in the TexEMFiRe project, namely Plasma Processes, Materials and Surfaces (PPMS) Group is part of the Low Temperature Plasma Physics Department. It consists of 15 members and has extensive experience in:

  1. Development of non-thermal (cold) atmospheric pressure plasma sources (radiofrequency cold plasma jets, with planar or axial geometry); 
  2. Surface modification, deposition of films and composites by plasma for biomedical applications and engineering (cleaning, wettability modification, roughening of polymers, membranes, textiles, nanostructured surfaces for interaction with cells); 
  3. Plasma synthesis, functionalization and applications of nanomaterials (carbon nanowalls, vertical graphenes, nanofibers, nanoparticles, etc.); 
  4. Plasma-chemical processes in gas and liquid phase for degradation of pollutants, bio-applications and material functionalization; 
  5. Process development and diagnostic of plasma processing.

More details and information about INFLPR and our group (PPMS) are found at the following addresses:, respectively

Role in the project
INFLPR (P1, coordinator) will be responsible for the plasma coating of the textile materials with metallic layer with EM shielding and additional protective layer with fire retardant properties by low pressure magnetron sputtering and plasma polymerization at low pressure. INFLPR will carry out advanced investigation regarding morphological and chemical investigation of the obtained materials and will be involved in the optimization of the deposition processes. Activities related to some specific EM shielding investigations will be subcontracted. As coordinator of the project, INFLPR will coordinate the research and reporting to Manunet.


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National Institute for Lasers, Plasma & Radiation Physics (INFLPR)
Main Focus:
Applied research
Project Manager:
Bogdana MITU
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