This is how Quantum Coblation works – low-temperature plasma excision Quantum Coblation is a controlled, non-heat-driven process. Bipolar radiofrequency energy is directed to a conductive medium (usually a saline solution) to produce a precisely focused, charged plasma field. The plasma field has enough energy to break up the molecular moieties in the tissue. The fabric is dissolved at relatively low temperatures (40 ° -70 ° C). Because RF current does not flow directly through the tissue during the cobalt process, tissue heating is minimal. The result is a volumetric ablation of the target tissue with minimal damage to surrounding, healthy tissue.