Using Plasma to Clean Glass is Amazingly, Hilariously, Roundabout

By Lily Newman on at

So there are various window cleaning supplies on offer at your nearest supermarket, but if that's feeling too cleaning product-y for you, or whatever, be aware that you can also clean glass with pure oxygen plasma. Sure.

Available at your local Teso, or okay yeah maybe not, Ben Krasnow uses a vacuum chamber, a mechanical pump, and a radio frequency transmitter in his setup. The RF power ignites air plasma and can turn air or pure oxygen gas into the ultimate magnetic-wave-microscope-slide-cleaner. We all have microscope slides that need polishing, right? Right.