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|Title: ||Expansion of the plasma stability range in radio-frequency atmospheric-pressure glow discharges|
|Authors: ||Shi, J.J.|
Kong, Michael G.
|Issue Date: ||2005|
|Publisher: ||© American Institute of Physics|
|Citation: ||SHI, J.J. and KONG, M.G., 2005. Expansion of the plasma stability range in radio-frequency atmospheric-pressure glow discharges Applied Physics Letters, 87 (20), article 201501, pp.1-3.|
|Abstract: ||Reliable applications of atmospheric-pressure glow discharges (APGDs) depend critically on their plasma stability. A common technique of ensuring APGD stability is to keep their operation well within their stability range by decreasing their discharge current. However, this reduces the achievable densities of the reactive plasma species and, thereby, compromises the application efficiency. In this letter, the use of high excitation frequencies in radio-frequency APGD is shown to substantially expand their stability range. It is also demonstrated that high-frequency operation introduces an added benefit of higher electron energy and greater electron density, thus enabling more abundant reactive plasma species and improved application efficiency.|
|Description: ||Copyright 2005 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the authors and the American Institute of Physics. This article appeared in the journal, Applied Physics Letters, and may be found at: http://link.aip.org/link/?APPLAB/87/201501/1|
|Appears in Collections:||Published Articles (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)|
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