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Title: Mitigating plasma constriction using dielectric barriers in radio-frequency atmospheric pressure glow discharges
Authors: Shi, J.J.
Liu, D.W.
Kong, Michael G.
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: © American Institute of Physics
Citation: SHI, J.J., LIU, D.W. and KONG, M.G., 2007. Mitigating plasma constriction using dielectric barriers in radio-frequency atmospheric pressure glow discharges. Applied Physics Letters, 90 (3), article 031505, pp. 1-3.
Abstract: It is known that radio-frequency (rf) atmospheric glow discharges with bare electrodes are susceptible to plasma constriction at large discharge currents. This is undesirable for large-scale applications, even though large currents usually lead to abundant plasma reactive species and high application efficiency. In this letter, an experimental investigation is presented to demonstrate that plasma constriction can be mitigated by introducing dielectric barriers to the electrodes. The resulting atmospheric rf dielectric-barrier discharge is shown to operate in the γ mode of large discharge current while maintaining its discharge volume. This improves significantly plasma stability and the application potential.
Description: Copyright 2007 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/90/031505/1
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1063/1.2432233
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/5184
ISSN: 1077-3118
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