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Working Principle of the Hollow-Anode Plasma Source André Anders and Simone Anders  

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Working Principle of the Hollow-Anode Plasma Source Working Principle of the Hollow-Anode Plasma Source André Anders and Simone Anders Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 Abstract The hollow-anode discharge is a special form of glow discharge. It is shown that a drastically reduced anode area is responsible for a positive anode voltage drop of 30-40 V and an increased anode sheath thickness. This leads to an ignition of a relatively dense plasma in front of the anode hole. Langmuir probe measurements inside a specially designed hollow anode plasma source give an electron density and temperature of n e = 10 9 - 10 11 cm -3 and T e = 1 - 3 eV, respectively (nitrogen, current 100 mA, flow rate 5-50 scc/min). Driven by a pressure gradient, the "anode" plasma is blown through

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Andre Anders  

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Andre Anders Andre Anders Andre Anders 1 Cyclotron Road MS 53R004 Berkeley CA 94720 Office Location: 53B-0101 (510) 486-6745 AAnders@lbl.gov This publications database is an ongoing project, and not all Division publications are represented here yet. Publications 2013 Zhu, Yuan Kun, Rueben J. Mendelsberg, Jiaqi Zhu, Jiecai Han, and André Anders. "Dopant-induced band filling and bandgap renormalization in CdO: In films." Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 46, no. 19 (2013). Download: PDF (1.22 MB) 2012 Anders, André. "Self-organization and self-limitation in high power impulse magnetron sputtering." Applied Physics Letters 100, no. 224104 (2012). Download: PDF (1.2 MB) 2011 Anders, André, Delia J. Milliron, Rueben J. Mendelsberg, Sunnie H. N. Lim, Yuan Kun Zhu, and Joe Wallig. "Achieving high mobility ZnO:Al at very high

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Applications of Atmospheric Plasmas.  

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??Surface modification techniques using plasmas have generally been completed in a low pressure environment due to Pd (pressure x gap distance) considerations influencing the behavior (more)

Oldham, Christopher John

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bill Bradbury Jennifer Anders  

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International Utilities BPA * Source: US National Science Foundation 2012 data #12;Technology Innovation: Cyclical Process 4 #12;ROADMAPPING PROJECT MANAGEMENT PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER Technology Technology Transfer Application of technology to meet business challenge Technology commercialization

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Electrical Power Supply Applications Engineer | Princeton Plasma...  

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Electrical Power Supply Applications Engineer Department: Engineering Supervisor(s): John Lacenere Staff: ENG 04 Requisition Number: 1400303 The Princeton University Plasma Physics...

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Practical applications of plasma surface modification  

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Radio frequency activated gas plasma is an environmentally conscious manufacturing process which provides surface treatments for improved product quality. Plasma processing offers significant potential for reducing the use of solvents and other wet processing chemicals now used in surface treatments such as cleaning, activation for bonding, and moisture removal. Plasma treatments are generally accomplished without creating hazardous waste streams to dispose of. Plasma process development and application is ongoing at Allied Signal Inc., Kansas City Division.

Smith, M.D.

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of Plasma Focus Device in Fast Industrial Radiography  

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This paper deals with application of the plasma focus (PF) devices in fast industrial radiography....

M. A. Tafreshi; M. M. Nasseri; N. Nabipour; D. Rostamifard

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Novel Applications of Atmospheric Pressure Plasma on Textile Materials.  

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??Various applications of atmospheric pressure plasma are investigated in conjunction with polymeric materials including paper, polypropylene non-woven fabric, and cotton. The effect of plasma on (more)

Cornelius, Carrie Elizabeth

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Applications of Non Thermal Atmospheric Pressure Plasma in Medicine  

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Non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasma is now being developed for use in ... a lot of clinical applications of non-thermal plasma have been tested and the results show promising potential for Plasma Medicine. In...

S. Kalghatgi; D. Dobrynin; G. Fridman

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THE FEDERAL ENERGY ADMINISTRATION By Roger Anders  

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FEDERAL ENERGY FEDERAL ENERGY ADMINISTRATION By Roger Anders November 1980 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Management Office of the Executive Secretariat Office of History and Heritage Resources 1 Introduction For the three-year period between 1974 and 1977, the Federal Energy Administration implemented federal oil allocation and pricing regulations. An independent agency, the Federal Energy Administration was the successor of the Federal Energy Office, a short-term organization created to coordinate the government's response to the Arab oil embargo. By October 1977, when it became a part of the newly established Department of Energy, the Federal Energy

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Dental Applications of Atmospheric-Pressure Non-Thermal Plasmas  

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This chapter presents a summary of selected recent research efforts devoted to the use of low-temperature (or non-thermal) atmospheric-pressure plasmas in various dental applications. Areas of application ... fun...

WeiDong Zhu; Kurt Becker; Jie Pan; Jue Zhang; Jing Fang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of a General Plasma Simulation Model, Fundamental Aspects and Applications  

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Design of a General Plasma Simulation Model, Fundamental Aspects and Applications PROEFONTWERP ter, Gerard Maria Design of a General Plasma Simulation Model, Fundamental Aspects and Applications

Eindhoven, Technische Universiteit

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Modulated optical solid-state spectrometer applications in plasma diagnostics  

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Modulated optical solid-state spectrometer applications in plasma diagnostics John Howard Plasma A new electro-optically modulated optical solid-state MOSS interferometer has been constructed for the measurement of the low order spectral moments of line emission from optically thin radiant media

Howard, John

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Dust accelerators and their applications in high-temperature plasmas  

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The perennial presence of dust in high-temperature plasma and fusion devices has been firmly established. Dust inventory must be controlled, in particular in the next-generation steady-state fusion machines like ITER, as it can pose significant safety hazards and potentially interfere with fusion energy production. Much effort has been devoted to gening rid of the dust nuisance. We have recognized a number of dust-accelerators applications in magnetic fusion, including in plasma diagnostics, in studying dust-plasma interactions, and more recently in edge localized mode (ELM)'s pacing. With the applications in mind, we will compare various acceleration methods, including electrostatic, gas-drag, and plasma-drag acceleration. We will also describe laboratory experiments and results on dust acceleration.

Wang, Zhehui [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Ticos, Catakin M [NILPRP, ROMANIA

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Laser produced plasma diagnostics by cavity ringdown spectroscopy and applications  

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Laser-produced plasmas have many applications for which detailed characterization of the plume is requested. Cavity ring-down spectroscopy is a versatile absorption method which provides data on the plume and its surroundings, with spatial and temporal resolution. The measured absorption line shapes contain information about angular and velocity distributions within the plume. In various plasmas we have observed molecules or metastable atoms which were not present in the emission spectra.

Milosevic, S. [Institute of Physics, Zagreb (Croatia)

2012-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Formation of Imploding Plasma Liners for HEDP and MIF Application  

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Plasma jets with high density and velocity have a number of important applications in fusion energy and elsewhere, including plasma refueling, disruption mitigation in tokamaks, magnetized target fusion, injection of momentum into centrifugally confined mirrors, plasma thrusters, and high energy density plasmas (HEDP). In Magneto-Inertial Fusion (MIF), for example, an imploding material liner is used to compress a magnetized plasma to fusion conditions and to confine the resulting burning plasma inertially to obtain the necessary energy gain. The imploding shell may be solid, liquid, gaseous, or a combination of these states. The presence of the magnetic field in the target plasma suppresses thermal transport to the plasma shell, thus lowering the imploding power needed to compress the target to fusion conditions. This allows the required imploding momentum flux to be generated electromagnetically using off-the-shelf pulsed power technology. Practical schemes for standoff delivery of the imploding momentum flux are required and are open topics for research. One approach for accomplishing this, called plasma jet driven magneto-inertial fusion (PJMIF), uses a spherical array of pulsed plasma guns to create a spherically imploding shell of very high velocity, high momentum flux plasma. This approach requires development of plasma jet accelerators capable of achieving velocities of 50-200 km/s with very precise timing and density profiles, and with high total mass and density. Low-Z plasma jets would require the higher velocities, whereas very dense high-Z plasma shells could achieve the goal at velocities of only 50-100 km/s. In this report, we describe our work to develop the pulsed plasma gun technology needed for an experimental scientific exploration of the PJMIF concept, and also for the other applications mentioned earlier. The initial goal of a few hundred of hydrogen at 200 km/s was eventually replaced with accelerating 8000 ?g of argon or xenon to 50 km/s for the Plasma Liner Experiment (PLX) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Initial work used existing computational and analytical tools to develop and refine a specific plasma gun concept having a novel tapered coaxial electromagnetic accelerator contour with an array of symmetric ablative plasma injectors. The profile is designed to suppress the main barrier to success in coaxial guns, namely the blow-by instability in which the arc slips past and outruns the bulk of the plasma mass. Efforts to begin developing a set of annular non-ablative plasma injectors for the coaxial gun, in order to accelerate pure gases, resulted in development of linear parallel-plate MiniRailguns that turned out to work well as plasma guns in their own right and we subsequently chose them for an initial plasma liner experiment on the PLX facility at LANL. This choice was mainly driven by cost and schedule for that particular experiment, while longer term goals still projected use of coaxial guns for reactor-relevant applications for reasons of better symmetry, lower impurities, more compact plasma jet formation, and higher gun efficiency. Our efforts have focused mainly on 1) developing various plasma injection systems for both coax and linear railguns and ensuring they work reliably with the accelerator section, 2) developing a suite of plasma and gun diagnostics, 3) performing computational modeling to design and refine the plasma guns, 4) establishing a research facility dedicated to plasma gun development, and finally, 5) developing plasma guns and associated pulse power systems capable of achieving these goals and installing and testing the first two gun sets on the PLX facility at LANL. During the second funding cycle for this program, HyperV joined in a collaborative effort with LANL, the University of Alabama at Huntsville, and the University of New Mexico to perform a plasma liner experiment (PLX) to investigate the physics and technology of forming spherically imploding plasma liners. HyperVs tasks focused on developing the plasma guns and associated pulse power syst

Witherspoon, F. Douglas [HyperV Technologies Corp.; Case, Andrew [HyperV Technologies Corp.; Brockington, Samuel [HyperV Technologies Corp.y; Messer, Sarah [HyperV Technologies Corp.; Bomgardner, Richard [HyperV Technologies Corp.; Phillips, Mike [HyperV Technologies Corp.; Wu, Linchun [HyperV Technologies Corp.; Elton, Ray [University of Maryland

2014-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

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MICROCAVITYMICROCAVITY PLASMA SCIENCE AND RECENTPLASMA SCIENCE AND RECENT APPLICATIONS: BOUNDAPPLICATIONS: BOUND--FREE COUPLING, TRANSISTORFREE COUPLING, TRANSISTOR  

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Plasma Surface Treatment High Intensity Plasma Arc Lamp Spark Gap Plasma Display (150 inch Panasonic Electrode Glass6 mm 250 m LED Backlight Microcavity Lamp #12;OPERATION OF MICROCAVITY PLASMA DEVICESMICROCAVITYMICROCAVITY PLASMA SCIENCE AND RECENTPLASMA SCIENCE AND RECENT APPLICATIONS

Shyy, Wei

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Heat transfer in proteinwater interfaces Anders Lervik,ab  

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Heat transfer in protein­water interfaces Anders Lervik,ab Fernando Bresme,*ac Signe Kjelstrup of the heat diffusion equation we compute the thermal conductivity and thermal diffusivity of the proteins by about 4 nm.4 It is expected that the energy transfer between these sites may involve the concerted

Kjelstrup, Signe

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Current and Perspective Applications of Dense Plasma Focus Devices  

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Dense Plasma Focus (DPF) devices' applications which are intended to support the main?stream large?scale nuclear fusion programs (NFP) from one side (both in fundamental problems of Dense Magnetized Plasma physics and in its engineering issues) as well as elaborated for an immediate use in a number of fields from the other one are described. In the first direction such problems as self?generated magnetic fields implosion stability of plasma shells having a high aspect ratio etc. are important for the Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) programs (e.g. as NIF) whereas different problems of current disruption phenomenon plasma turbulence mechanisms of generation of fast particles and neutrons in magnetized plasmas are of great interest for the large devices of the Magnetic Plasma ConfinementMPC (e.g. as ITER). In a sphere of the engineering problems of NFP it is shown that in particular the radiation material sciences have DPF as a very efficient tool for radiation tests of prospect materials and for improvement of their characteristics. In the field of broad?band current applications some results obtained in the fields of radiation material sciences radiobiology nuclear medicine express Neutron Activation Analysis (including a single?shot interrogation of hidden illegal objects) dynamic non?destructive quality control X?Ray microlithography and micromachining and micro?radiography are presented. As the examples of the potential future applications it is proposed to use DPF as a powerful high?flux neutron source to generate very powerful pulses of neutrons in the nanosecond (ns) range of its duration for innovative experiments in nuclear physics for the goals of radiation treatment of malignant tumors for neutron tests of materials of the first wall blankets and NFP device's constructions (with fluences up to 1 dpa per a year term) and ns pulses of fast electrons neutrons and hard X?Rays for brachytherapy.

V. A. Gribkov

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of Plasma Waveguides to High Energy Accelerators  

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The eventual success of laser-plasma based acceleration schemes for high-energy particle physics will require the focusing and stable guiding of short intense laser pulses in reproducible plasma channels. For this goal to be realized, many scientific issues need to be addressed. These issues include an understanding of the basic physics of, and an exploration of various schemes for, plasma channel formation. In addition, the coupling of intense laser pulses to these channels and the stable propagation of pulses in the channels require study. Finally, new theoretical and computational tools need to be developed to aid in the design and analysis of experiments and future accelerators. Here we propose a 3-year renewal of our combined theoretical and experimental program on the applications of plasma waveguides to high-energy accelerators. During the past grant period we have made a number of significant advances in the science of laser-plasma based acceleration. We pioneered the development of clustered gases as a new highly efficient medium for plasma channel formation. Our contributions here include theoretical and experimental studies of the physics of cluster ionization, heating, explosion, and channel formation. We have demonstrated for the first time the generation of and guiding in a corrugated plasma waveguide. The fine structure demonstrated in these guides is only possible with cluster jet heating by lasers. The corrugated guide is a slow wave structure operable at arbitrarily high laser intensities, allowing direct laser acceleration, a process we have explored in detail with simulations. The development of these guides opens the possibility of direct laser acceleration, a true miniature analogue of the SLAC RF-based accelerator. Our theoretical studies during this period have also contributed to the further development of the simulation codes, Wake and QuickPIC, which can be used for both laser driven and beam driven plasma based acceleration schemes. We will continue our development of advanced simulation tools by modifying the QuickPIC algorithm to allow for the simulation of plasma particle pick-up by the wake fields. We have also performed extensive simulations of plasma slow wave structures for efficient THz generation by guided laser beams or accelerated electron beams. We will pursue experimental studies of direct laser acceleration, and THz generation by two methods, ponderomotive-induced THz polarization, and THz radiation by laser accelerated electron beams. We also plan to study both conventional and corrugated plasma channels using our new 30 TW in our new lab facilities. We will investigate production of very long hydrogen plasma waveguides (5 cm). We will study guiding at increasing power levels through the onset of laser-induced cavitation (bubble regime) to assess the role played by the preformed channel. Experiments in direct acceleration will be performed, using laser plasma wakefields as the electron injector. Finally, we will use 2-colour ionization of gases as a high frequency THz source (<60 THz) in order for femtosecond measurements of low plasma densities in waveguides and beams.

Milchberg, Howard M

2013-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

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APPLICATION OF A NEW ALGORITHM TO PLASMA SHAPE CONTROL IN BPX  

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.C. JARDIN (Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United StatesLETTERS APPLICATION OF A NEW ALGORITHM TO PLASMA SHAPE CONTROL IN BPX F. HOFMANN", N. POMPHREY, S discharge in the Burning Plasma Experiment (BPX), using the TSC code. The algorithm controls the plasma

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RF Plasma Cathode-Neutralizer for Space Applications IEPC-2007-266  

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Raitses and Nathaniel J. Fisch Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ 08543, USA AbstractRF Plasma Cathode-Neutralizer for Space Applications IEPC-2007-266 Presented at the 30th: A new plasma cathode-neutralizer based on electron extraction from inductively coupled plasma (ICP

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E-Print Network 3.0 - anderer radikalfaenger auf Sample Search...  

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Linear Algebra Summary: Englisch halten, die Proff. Gut- knecht und Gander auf Deutsch (falls es nicht anders gewunscht wird... .B. wird Prof. Parlett im ersten Monat auf...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - anderer stressfaktoren auf Sample Search...  

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Linear Algebra Summary: Englisch halten, die Proff. Gut- knecht und Gander auf Deutsch (falls es nicht anders gewunscht wird... .B. wird Prof. Parlett im ersten Monat auf...

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Retail Design Bestemd voor bachelorstudenten Bouwkunde en Industrieel Ontwerpen (TU Delft en andere  

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Retail Design Voor wie? Bestemd voor bachelorstudenten Bouwkunde en Industrieel Ontwerpen (TU Delft en andere universiteiten). De minor Retail Design is Nederlandstalig Wat beoogt deze minor? Na het

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List of Participants 1. Igor ANDERS (Institute for Low Temperature Physics, Kharkov, UKRAINE),  

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List of Participants 1. Igor ANDERS (Institute for Low Temperature Physics, Kharkov, UKRAINE), e-mail: anders@ilt.kharkov.ua 2. Andrey ANDREYTSEV (Kyiv Taras Shevchenko National University, Kyiv, UKRAINE), e (Institute of Mathematics of NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv, UKRAINE), e-mail: vasilinka@pi.net.ua 6. Peter BASARAB

Popovych, Roman

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Magnetotellurics At U.S. West Region (Aiken & Ander, 1981) | Open Energy  

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Aiken & Ander, 1981) Aiken & Ander, 1981) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Magnetotellurics At U.S. West Region (Aiken & Ander, 1981) Exploration Activity Details Location U.S. West Region Exploration Technique Magnetotellurics Activity Date Usefulness useful DOE-funding Unknown Notes Arizona, New Mexico, and southern Colorado References Carlos L.V. Aiken, Mark E. Ander (1981) A Regional Strategy For Geothermal Exploration With Emphasis On Gravity And Magnetotellurics Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Magnetotellurics_At_U.S._West_Region_(Aiken_%26_Ander,_1981)&oldid=389969" Category: Exploration Activities What links here Related changes Special pages Printable version Permanent link Browse properties

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Ground Gravity Survey At Rio Grande Rift Region (Aiken & Ander, 1981) |  

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Rio Grande Rift Region (Aiken & Ander, 1981) Rio Grande Rift Region (Aiken & Ander, 1981) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Ground Gravity Survey At Rio Grande Rift Region (Aiken & Ander, 1981) Exploration Activity Details Location Rio Grande Rift Geothermal Region Exploration Technique Ground Gravity Survey Activity Date Usefulness useful DOE-funding Unknown References Carlos L.V. Aiken, Mark E. Ander (1981) A Regional Strategy For Geothermal Exploration With Emphasis On Gravity And Magnetotellurics Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Ground_Gravity_Survey_At_Rio_Grande_Rift_Region_(Aiken_%26_Ander,_1981)&oldid=401473" Category: Exploration Activities What links here Related changes Special pages Printable version

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Simulation of Atmospheric Pressure Non-Thermal Plasma Discharges for Surface Decontamination Applications  

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Numerical simulations are conducted to characterize atmospheric pressure plasma discharges for surface decontamination applications. A self ... dimensional hybrid model is developed to simulate the atmospheric pr...

T. Farouk; B. Farouk; A. Gutsol; A. Fridman

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MPS213 - A Non-Thermal Plasma Application for the Royal Navy...  

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Plasma Application for the Royal Navy - Part 1 2002 DEER Conference Presentation: Marine Propulsion Systems - Integrated Project Team 2002deerhughes1.pdf More Documents &...

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Application of Atmospheric Non Thermal Plasma-Catalysis Hybrid System for Air Pollution Control: Toluene removal.  

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1 Application of Atmospheric Non Thermal Plasma-Catalysis Hybrid System for Air Pollution Control for these technologies. As an alternative to conventional VOCs abatement techniques, atmospheric non-thermal plasma (NTP rue d'Issoudun, BP 6744, 45067 Orléans Cedex 02, France. Keywords: Non thermal Plasma, Catalysis

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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electric Probe Applications Laboratory, Hanyang University DiPS (Diversified Plasma Simulator)  

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analysis and diagnostics (collisionality, high flux). · IT: Atmospheric DBD plasma (AC, high collisionalityelectric Probe Applications Laboratory, Hanyang University DiPS (Diversified Plasma Simulator on Edge Plasma & Surface Interactions in S-S Magnetic Fusion May 20-22, 2007 National Institute of Fusion

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

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Atmospheric plasma advantages for mohair fibers in textile applications  

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In this study, mohair fibers were treated by air and argon plasma for modifying some properties of fibers. The ... SEM images. The results showed that the atmospheric plasma has an etching effect and increases th...

Asl Demir

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Plasma Flame: Development and Application of a Hybrid Plasma at Atmospheric Pressure.  

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??The focus of this work was to develop a hybrid plasma at atmospheric pressure, which we have deemed the “plasma flame†. This discharge is (more)

King, Matthew Russell

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Anders Hald (1913-2007) Writings on the History of Probability and Statistics  

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For his scientific, pedagogical and organisational achievements Anders Hald has been called the father of the modern Danish tradition in Statistics (Lauritzen 2008; see also Keilding (2008)). Hald came to the history of statistics late but from his retirement in

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E-Print Network 3.0 - anders omstedt matti Sample Search Results  

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Sciences and Ecology ; Geosciences 11 GKSS-Research Centre Max-Planck-Strae 1 D21502 Geesthacht Summary: for Coastal Research, GKSS-Research Centre "The Baltic Basin Story" Anders...

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Unified first wall-blanket structure for plasma device applications  

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A plasma device for use in controlling nuclear reactions within the plasma including a first wall and blanket formed in a one-piece structure composed of a solid solution containing copper and lithium and melting above about 500.degree. C.

Gruen, Dieter M. (Downers Grove, IL)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasma transport in a converging magnetic field with applications to helicon plasma thrusters  

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acceleration of plasma generated by radio-frequency (RF) waves may provide the founda- tion for a new class (HPT),13­17 which is the commonly used nomenclature when low-frequency (typically 13.56 MHz) RF waves of an RF plasma source with a movable rear gas injection wall is investigated using an RF compensated

Choueiri, Edgar

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Plasma technology for textile finishing applications gets a boost from LANL  

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Plasma technology for textile finishing applications gets a boost Plasma technology for textile finishing applications gets a boost from LANL Plasma technology for textile finishing applications gets a boost from LANL APJeT received a $100,000 Venture Acceleration Fund award from LANS helping to complete design and engineering of a commercial-scale production unit. April 3, 2012 image description Gary Selwyn conducts product quality assurance on dual-functional, plasma-treated fabric at APJeT's Santa Fe lab: LANL technology may transform performance apparel. Contact CEO John Emrich (505) 471-6399 Future applications of APJet may include depositing thin films for architectural glass, semiconductors, flooring, and solar panels. "A big part of our current challenge has been selecting this one use for the technology and putting all of our energy and resources into that," Selwyn

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A transmission grating spectrograph and its application in both laser plasma and plasma focus  

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A new transmission gratingspectrograph for soft x-raymeasurement in pulsed plasmas was designed and studied. The spectrograph has an adjustment system with three degrees of freedom together with an electronic-controlled camera. This design makes it easy to align and use for laser-produced plasmas or the plasma focus. The spectrograph provides spatially resolved spectrum in two dimensions and has a wavelength range of 0.330 nm. A transmission grating was used to obtain spatially resolved spectra from plasmas produced by laser-irradiated solid target and gas filled plasma focus. Such a spectrograph is suitable for coupling with a soft x-ray streak camera or a soft x-ray charge coupled device detector for time-resolved studies.

X. Feng; M. H. Liu; S. Lee

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A 100 kW three-phase plasma torch for low LHV fuel valorisation and other applications  

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with graphite electrodes is detailed. This plasma torch is working with atmospheric air as plasma gas and hasA 100 kW three-phase plasma torch for low LHV fuel valorisation and other applications S. TAKALI, F. Another alternative consists in plasma torches and in particular those with three phase current supply

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Application of an impedance matching transformer to a plasma focus  

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A plasma focus was constructed using an impedance matching transformer to improve power transfer between the pulse power and the dynamic plasma load. The system relied on two switches and twelve transformer cores to produce a 100 kA pulse in short circuit on the secondary at 27 kV on the primary with 110 J stored. With the two transformer systems in parallel the Thevenin equivalent circuit parameters on the secondary side of the driver are: C = 10.9 ?F V0 = 4.5 kV L = 17 nH and R = 5 m?. An equivalent direct drive circuit would require a large number of switches in parallel to achieve the same Thevenin equivalent. The benefits of this approach are replacement of consumable switches with non-consumable transformer cores reduction of the driver inductance and resistance as viewed by the dynamic load and reduction of the stored energy to produce a given peak current. The system is designed to operate at 100 Hz so minimizing the stored energy results in less load on the thermal management system. When operated at 1 Hz the neutron yield from the transformer matched plasma focus was similar to the neutron yield from a conventional (directly driven) plasma focus at the same peak current.

B. L. Bures; C. James; M. Krishnan; R. Adler

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A space-charge-neutralizing plasma for beam drift compression P.K. Roya,, P.A. Seidl a  

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- long final focus solenoid (FFS). Measured data show that the plasma forms a thin column of diameter $5A space-charge-neutralizing plasma for beam drift compression P.K. Roya,?, P.A. Seidl a , A. Anders of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA c Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ 08543, USA d

Gilson, Erik

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MoO3 trapping layers with CF4 plasma treatment in flash memory applications  

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Abstract In this research, we used MoO3 with CF4 plasma treatment as charge trapping layer in metal-oxide-high-k -oxide-Si-type memory. We analyzed material properties and electrical characteristics with multiple analyses. The plasma treatment could increase the trapping density, reduce the leakage current, expand band gap, and passivate the defect to enhance the memory performance. The MoO3 charge trapping layer memory with suitable CF4 plasma treatment is promising for future nonvolatile memory applications.

Chuyan Haur Kao; Hsiang Chen; Su-Zhien Chen; Chian Yu Chen; Kuang-Yu Lo; Chun Han Lin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nathaniel J Fisch | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab  

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His professional interests include: plasma physics with applications to nuclear fusion, astrophysics, plasma-based pulse compression, plasma thrusters, plasma...

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Rapid multiplexed data acquisition: Application to three-dimensional magnetic field measurements in a turbulent laboratory plasma  

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acquisition at the Swarthmore Spheromak Experiment SSX and Redmond Plasma Physics Laboratory. An application. The Swarthmore Spheromak Experiment SSX 3 has re- cently completed construction, calibration, and testing

Brown, Michael R.

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Atmospheric Pressure Humid Argon DBD Plasma for the Application of Sterilization -Measurement and Simulation of Hydrogen, Oxygen, and Hydrogen  

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Atmospheric Pressure Humid Argon DBD Plasma for the Application of Sterilization - Measurement, sterilization I. INTRODUCTION Non-thermal plasma technology at atmospheric pressure using oxygen of atmospheric pressure non-thermal argon plasma produced by a variety of techniques has recently begun

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Low pressure and atmospheric pressure plasma-jet systems and their application for deposition of thin films  

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1 Low pressure and atmospheric pressure plasma-jet systems and their application for deposition atmospheric discharge plasma jet. This system works at open air without any vacuum system. This system on polymer substrates. Under certain condition in the atmospheric plasma jet, these films have crystalline

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Spark Plasma Sintering of Fuel Cermets for Nuclear Reactor Applications  

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The feasibility of the fabrication of tungsten based nuclear fuel cermets via Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) is investigated in this work. CeO2 is used to simulate fuel loadings of UO2 or Mixed-Oxide (MOX) fuels within tungsten-based cermets due to the similar properties of these materials. This study shows that after a short time sintering, greater than 90 % density can be achieved, which is suitable to possess good strength as well as the ability to contain fission products. The mechanical properties and the densities of the samples are also investigated as functions of the applied pressures during the sintering.

Yang Zhong; Robert C. O'Brien; Steven D. Howe; Nathan D. Jerred; Kristopher Schwinn; Laura Sudderth; Joshua Hundley

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Interactive Model Building Environments Anders Bouwer, Vania Bessa Machado and Bert Bredeweg  

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- 1 - Interactive Model Building Environments Anders Bouwer, Vania Bessa Machado and Bert Bredeweg - Abstract Interactive model building environments are educational software systems which support scientific investigation by allowing students to build models and experiment with them. The basic idea is that students use

Bouwer, Anders

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Empirical Evaluation of Hybrid Opportunistic Pan Hui, Anders Lindgren, Jon Crowcroft  

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Empirical Evaluation of Hybrid Opportunistic Networks Pan Hui, Anders Lindgren, Jon Crowcroft infrastructure using three real experimental deployments. We study how some important performance metrics change with varying degrees of infrastructure and mobile nodes willing to participate in the opportunistic forwarding

Hui, Pan "Ben"

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Charged-particle cross section data for fusion plasma applications  

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Cross-section data for fusion plasma calculations are reviewed for three categories: fusion reactions, nuclear elastic and inelastic scattering. While the data base for the basic D-T fuel cycle seems adequate for present purposes, continued refinement appears warranted. Further, increasing emphasis on advanced-fuel fusion introduces requirements for new reaction rate and charged-particle scattering data over a wider range of reacting species (light elements through /sup 11/B) and over a larger energy range (to several MeV). These new needs are discussed along with suggestions for increased emphasis on providing the user with more convenient compilations. In particular, the extension of reactivities (< sigma V) to non-Maxwellian distributions, scattering matrix data, and development of computer based files are noted.

Miley, G.H.

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Dense Plasma X-ray Scattering: Methods and Applications  

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We have developed accurate x-ray scattering techniques to measure the physical properties of dense plasmas. Temperature and density are inferred from inelastic x-ray scattering data whose interpretation is model-independent for low to moderately coupled systems. Specifically, the spectral shape of the non-collective Compton scattering spectrum directly reflects the electron velocity distribution. In partially Fermi degenerate systems that have been investigated experimentally in laser shock-compressed beryllium, the Compton scattering spectrum provides the Fermi energy and hence the electron density. We show that forward scattering spectra that observe collective plasmon oscillations yield densities in agreement with Compton scattering. In addition, electron temperatures inferred from the dispersion of the plasmon feature are consistent with the ion temperature sensitive elastic scattering feature. Hence, theoretical models of the static ion-ion structure factor and consequently the equation of state of dense matter can be directly tested.

Glenzer, S H; Lee, H J; Davis, P; Doppner, T; Falcone, R W; Fortmann, C; Hammel, B A; Kritcher, A L; Landen, O L; Lee, R W; Munro, D H; Redmer, R; Weber, S

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Mobile Agents Based Collective Communication: An Application to a Parallel Plasma Simulation  

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Mobile Agents Based Collective Communication: An Application to a Parallel Plasma Simulation lack in Mobile Agents systems even if mes- sage passing is always supported to grant communication benefit social ability and interactions of collaborative agents. Mobile Agents technology has been widely

Vlad, Gregorio

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Cathodic Arc Plasma Deposition  

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Cathodic Arc Plasma Deposition Cathodic Arc Plasma Deposition André Anders Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, 1 Cyclotron Road, Mailstop 53, Berkeley, California 94720 aanders@lbl.gov Abstract Cathodic arc plasma deposition is one of oldest coatings technologies. Over the last two decades it has become the technology of choice for hard, wear resistant coatings on cutting and forming tools, corrosion resistant and decorative coatings on door knobs, shower heads, jewelry, and many other substrates. The history, basic physics of cathodic arc operation, the infamous macroparticle problem and common filter solutions are reviewed. Cathodic arc plasmas stand out due to their high degree of ionization, with important consequences for film nucleation, growth, and efficient utilization of substrate bias. The

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Long wavelength gradient drift instability in Hall plasma devices. II. Applications  

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Hall plasma devices with electron E B drift are subject to a class of long wavelength instabilities driven by the electron current, gradients of plasma density, temperature, and magnetic field. In the first companion paper [Frias et al., Phys. Plasmas 19, 072112 (2012)], the theory of these modes was revisited. In this paper, we apply analytical theory to show that modern Hall thrusters exhibit azimuthal and axial oscillations in the frequency spectrum from tens KHz to few MHz, often observed in experiments. The azimuthal phase velocity of these modes is typically one order of magnitude lower than the E B drift velocity. The growth rate of these modes scales inversely with the square root of the ion mass, ?1/?(m){sub i}. It is shown that several different thruster configurations share the same common feature: the gradient drift instabilities are localized in two separate regions, near the anode and in the plume region, and absent in the acceleration region. Our analytical results show complex interaction of plasma and magnetic field gradients and the E B drift flow as the sources of the instability. The special role of plasma density gradient is revealed and it is shown that the previous theory is not applicable in the region where the ion flux density is not uniform. This is particularly important for near anode region due to ionization and in the plume region due to diverging ion flux.

Frias, Winston; Smolyakov, Andrei I. [Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, University of Saskatchewan, 116 Science Place, Saskatoon SK S7N 5E2 (Canada)] [Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, University of Saskatchewan, 116 Science Place, Saskatoon SK S7N 5E2 (Canada); Kaganovich, Igor D.; Raitses, Yevgeny [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States)] [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States)

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Application of maximum likelihood methods to laser Thomson scattering measurements of low density plasmas  

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Laser Thomson scattering (LTS) is an established plasma diagnostic technique that has seen recent application to low density plasmas. It is difficult to perform LTS measurements when the scattered signal is weak as a result of low electron number density, poor optical access to the plasma, or both. Photon counting methods are often implemented in order to perform measurements in these low signal conditions. However, photon counting measurements performed with photo-multiplier tubes are time consuming and multi-photon arrivals are incorrectly recorded. In order to overcome these shortcomings a new data analysis method based on maximum likelihood estimation was developed. The key feature of this new data processing method is the inclusion of non-arrival events in determining the scattered Thomson signal. Maximum likelihood estimation and its application to Thomson scattering at low signal levels is presented and application of the new processing method to LTS measurements performed in the plume of a 2-kW Hall-effect thruster is discussed.

Washeleski, Robert L.; Meyer, Edmond J. IV; King, Lyon B. [Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan 49931 (United States)] [Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan 49931 (United States)

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Extraction en ondelettes des fluctuations turbulentes coherentes : application au plasma de bord du tokamak Tore-Supra  

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du tokamak Tore-Supra Wavelet-based extraction of turbulent coherent fluctuations : application to the Tore-Supra tokamak edge plasma Romain Nguyen van yen, Marie Farge LMD-CNRS-IPSL, ´Ecole Normale Sup Extraction), is applied to density signals measured in the edge plasma of Tore-Supra tokamak (CEA

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Application of plasma focus installations for a study of the influence of deuterium cumulative flows on materials  

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In this work, as an example of an application of the plasma focus (PF) device, we study the influence...7 cm/s for deuterium and 2.107 cm/s for argon fillings of plasma focus chamber; the shape of the flow is...

L. I. Ivanov; A I. Dedyurin; I. V. Borovitskaya; O. N. Krokhin; V. YA Nikulin

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasma-Assisted Reduction of Graphene Oxide at Low Temperature and Atmospheric Pressure for Flexible Conductor Applications  

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Plasma-Assisted Reduction of Graphene Oxide at Low Temperature and Atmospheric Pressure for Flexible Conductor Applications ... The method allows rapid deoxygenation of bulk graphite oxide (GO) in an atmosphere of ... ...

Seung Whan Lee; Cecilia Mattevi; Manish Chhowalla; R. Mohan Sankaran

2012-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of spatially resolved high resolution crystal spectrometry to inertial confinement fusion plasmas  

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High resolution ({lambda}/{Delta}{lambda}{approx} 10 000) 1D imaging x-ray spectroscopy using a spherically bent crystal and a 2D hybrid pixel array detector is used world wide for Doppler measurements of ion-temperature and plasma flow-velocity profiles in magnetic confinement fusion plasmas. Meter sized plasmas are diagnosed with cm spatial resolution and 10 ms time resolution. This concept can also be used as a diagnostic of small sources, such as inertial confinement fusion plasmas and targets on x-ray light source beam lines, with spatial resolution of micrometers, as demonstrated by laboratory experiments using a 250-{mu}m {sup 55}Fe source, and by ray-tracing calculations. Throughput calculations agree with measurements, and predict detector counts in the range 10{sup -8}-10{sup -6} times source x-rays, depending on crystal reflectivity and spectrometer geometry. Results of the lab demonstrations, application of the technique to the National Ignition Facility (NIF), and predictions of performance on NIF will be presented.

Hill, K. W.; Bitter, M.; Delgado-Aparacio, L.; Pablant, N. A. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States); Beiersdorfer, P.; Schneider, M.; Widmann, K. [Physics Division, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94550 (United States); Sanchez del Rio, M. [European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, BP 220, 38043-Grenoble Cedex (France); Zhang, L. [Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (China)

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Micro-structured electrode arrays: atmospheric pressure plasma processes and applications  

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Micro-structured electrode (MSE) arrays allow to generate large-area uniform glow discharges over a wide pressure range up to atmospheric pressure. The electrode dimensions in the micro-range realized by means of modern micro-machining and galvanic techniques are small enough to generate sufficiently high electric field strengths to ignite gas discharges applying only moderate radio frequency (13.56 MHz) voltages (80390 V in Ne, He, Ar and N2). The non-thermal plasma system is characterized by a special probe measuring the electric parameters. Possible industrial applications of the MSE arrays are plasma chemistry (e.g. waste gas decomposition) and surface modification of materials. Using an MSE based micro-reactor the abatement of the greenhouse gas CF4 was performed with decomposition rates of over 90% at a pressure of 100 mbar in He and N2. The decomposition of waste gases in the plasma was monitored online with quadrupole mass spectrometry. At atmospheric pressure in He the abatement rate of CF4 is still over 70%. Other applications realized in our lab are thin film deposition of diamond-like carbon layers and SiO2 layers on various substrates and sterilization of food packaging materials.

L. Baars-Hibbe; P. Sichler; C. Schrader; C. Gener; K.-H. Gericke; S. Bttgenbach

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The polyphase resonant converter modulator for pulse power and plasma applications  

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This paper describes a new technique to generate high voltage pulses (100 kV and up) with high peak power (10 MW and up) and high average power (1 MW and up) from a low voltage input source (e.g. +/- 1.2 kV). This technology is presently being used to provide cathode pulse modulation for the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) accelerator klystron RF amplifiers, which operate to 140 kV 11 MW peak power and 1.1 MW average power. The design of the modulator, referred to as the Polyphase Resonant Converter-Modulator takes advantage of high-power component advances, in response to the needs of the traction motor industry (in particular, railroad locomotives), such as Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBT's) and self-clearing metallized hazy polypropylene capacitors. In addition, the use of amorphous nanocrystalline transformer core alloy permits high frequency voltage and current transformation with low loss and small size. Other unique concepts embodied in the converter-modulator topology are polyphase resonant voltage multiplication and resonant rectification. These techniques further reduce size and improve electrical efficiency. Because of the resonant conversion techniques, electronic 'crowbars' and other load protective networks are not required. A shorted load detunes the circuit resonance and little power transfer can occur. This yields a high-power, high-voltage system that is inherently self-protective. To provide regulated output voltages, Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) of the individual IGBT pulses is used. A Digital signal Processor (DSP) is used to control the IGBT's, with adaptive feed forward and feedback control algorithms that improve pulse fidelity. The converter-modulator has many attributes that make it attractive to various pulse power and plasma applications such as high power RF sources, neutral beam modulators, and various plasma applications. This paper will review the design as used for the SNS accelerator and speculate on related plasma applications.

Reass, W. A. (William A.); Baca, D. M. (David M.); Doss, James D.; Gribble, R. (Robert F.); North, W. R.

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Working Principle of the Hollow-Anode Plasma Source Hollow-Anode Plasma  

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36240 36240 Plasma Sources Science and Technology 4 (1995) 571-575. Working Principle of the Hollow-Anode Plasma Source André Anders and Simone Anders Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 ABSTRACT The hollow-anode discharge is a special form of glow discharge. It is shown that a drastically reduced anode area is responsible for a positive anode voltage drop of 30-40 V and an increased anode sheath thickness. This leads to an ignition of a relatively dense plasma in front of the anode hole. Langmuir probe measurements inside a specially designed hollow anode plasma source give an electron density and temperature of n e = 10 9 -10 11 cm -3 and T e = 1 - 3 eV, respectively (nitrogen, current 100 mA, flow rate 5-50 scc/min). Driven by a pressure gradient, the "anode" plasma is blown through the anode hole and forms a bright plasma jet streaming with supersonic velocity (Mach number 1.2). The plasma stream can be used, for instance, in plasma-assisted deposition of thin films

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MPS213 - A Non-Thermal Plasma Application for the Royal Navy...  

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Design Replacement of silencer Slide serial no 23 ME2132 - DDO Non Thermal Plasma Unit Small scale - 110th Size l Procurement and Manufacture 110th Scale Plasma...

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Impact of plasma response on plasma displacements in DIII-D during application of external 3D perturbations  

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The effects of applied 3D resonant magnetic perturbations are modelled with and without self-consistent plasma response. The plasma response is calculated using a linear two-fluid model. A synthetic diagnostic is used to simulate soft x-ray (SXR) emission within the steep gradient region of the pedestal, 0.98 > > 0.94. Two methods for simulating the SXR emission given the perturbed fields are considered. In the first method, the emission is assumed to be constant on magnetic field lines, with the emission on each line determined by the penetration depth into the plasma. In the second method, the emission is taken to be a function of the perturbed electron temperature and density calculated by the two-fluid model. It is shown that the latter method is more accurate within the plasma, but is inadequate in the scrape-off layer due to the breakdown of the linearized temperature equation in the two-fluid model. The resulting synthetic emission is compared to measured SXR data, which show helical m = 11 1 displacements around the 11/3 rational surface of sizes up to 5 cm, depending on the poloidal angle. The helical displacements around the 11/3 surface are identified to be directly related to the kink response, caused by amplification of non-resonant components of the magnetic field due to plasma response. The role of different plasma parameters is investigated, but it appears that the electron rotation plays a key role in the formation of screening and resonant amplification, while the kinking appears to be sensitive to the edge current density. It is also hypothesized that the plasma response affects the edge-localized-mode (ELM) stability, i.e. the discharge s operational point relative to the peeling ballooning stability boundary.

Wingen, Andreas [ORNL; Ferraro, N. M. [General Atomics, San Diego; Shafer, M.W. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Unterberg, Ezekial A [ORNL; Evans, T. E. [General Atomics, San Diego; Hillis, Donald Lee [ORNL; Snyder, P. B. [General Atomics, San Diego

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The Plasma Focus Experiment. Survey on the Present State of the Researches and Potential Fusion Applications  

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This paper gives a survey of the Plasma Focus activities, summarizes the present results and knowledge...

Ch. Maisonnier; F. Pecorella; J. P. Rager

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of beam emission spectroscopy to NBI plasmas of Heliotron J  

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This paper describes the application of the beam emission spectroscopy (BES) to Heliotron J, having the nonsymmetrical helical-magnetic-axis configuration. The spectral and spatial profile of the beam emission has been estimated by the numerical calculation taking the collisional excitation processes between plasmas (electrons/ions) and beam atoms. Two sets of the sightlines with good spatial resolution are presented. One is the optimized viewing chords which have 20 sightlines and observe the whole plasma region with the spatial resolution {Delta}{rho} less than {+-}0.055 using the newly designed viewing port. The other is 15 sightlines from the present viewing port of Heliotron J for the preliminary measurement to discuss the feasibility of the density fluctuation measurement by BES. The beam emission has been measured by a monochromator with a CCD camera. A good consistency has been obtained between the spectral profiles of the beam emission measured by the monochromator and the beam emission spectrum deduced by the model calculation. An avalanche photodiode with an interference filter system was also used to evaluate the signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio of the beam emission in the present experimental setup. The modification of the optical system is being planned to improve the S/N ratio, which will enable us to estimate the density fluctuation in Heliotron J.

Kobayashi, S.; Ohshima, S.; Mizuuchi, T.; Nagasaki, K.; Yamamoto, S.; Okada, H.; Minami, T.; Hanatani, K.; Konoshima, S.; Takeuchi, M.; Toushi, K.; Sano, F. [Institute of Advanced Energy, Kyoto University, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011 (Japan); Kado, S. [School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Bunkyo, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan); Oishi, T. [Nagoya University, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8603 (Japan); Kagawa, T.; Lee, H. Y.; Minami, T.; Nakamura, Y. [Graduate School of Energy Science, Kyoto University, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011 (Japan); Murakami, S. [Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Kyoto 606-8501 (Japan)

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ON THE ACCURACY OF THE DIFFERENTIAL EMISSION MEASURE DIAGNOSTICS OF SOLAR PLASMAS. APPLICATION TO SDO/AIA. II. MULTITHERMAL PLASMAS  

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Differential emission measure (DEM) analysis is one of the most used diagnostic tools for solar and stellar coronae. Being an inverse problem, it has limitations due to the presence of random and systematic errors. We present in this series of papers an analysis of the robustness of the inversion in the case of SDO/AIA observations. We completely characterize the DEM inversion and its statistical properties, providing all the solutions consistent with the data along with their associated probabilities, and a test of the suitability of the assumed DEM model. While Paper I focused on isothermal conditions, we now consider multithermal plasmas and investigate both isothermal and multithermal solutions. We demonstrate how the ambiguity between noises and multithermality fundamentally limits the temperature resolution of the inversion. We show that if the observed plasma is multithermal, isothermal solutions tend to cluster on a constant temperature whatever the number of passbands or spectral lines. The multithermal solutions are also found to be biased toward near-isothermal solutions around 1 MK. This is true even if the residuals support the chosen DEM model, possibly leading to erroneous conclusions on the observed plasma. We propose tools for identifying and quantifying the possible degeneracy of solutions, thus helping the interpretation of DEM inversion.

Guennou, C.; Auchere, F.; Soubrie, E.; Bocchialini, K. [Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Batiment 121, CNRS/Universite Paris-Sud, UMR 8617, F-91405 Orsay (France); Parenti, S. [Royal Observatory of Belgium, 3 Avenue Circulaire, B-1180 Bruxelles (Belgium); Barbey, N., E-mail: chloe.guennou@ias.u-psud.fr [SAp/Irfu/DSM/CEA, Centre d'etudes de Saclay, Orme des Merisiers, Batiment 709, F-91191 Gif sur Yvette (France)

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Development of Atmospheric Pressure Low Temperature Surface Discharge Plasma Torch and Application to Polypropylene Surface Treatment  

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We have finally succeeded in producing the plasma jet by use of the surface discharge plasma torch that can be expected to make larger the diameter of torch in the comparatively easy way. It can be checked tha...

Atsushi Kuwabara; Shin-ichi Kuroda

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Relaxation of a two-species magnetofluid and application to finite-flowing plasmas  

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-field pinch RFP and spheromak plasmas. However, it has had less success pre- dicting tokamak behavior and does

Washington at Seattle, University of

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Remote plasma enhanced atomic layer deposition of ZnO for thin film electronic applications  

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This paper describes a systematic approach to analyze the simultaneous impact of various reactant plasma parameters of remote plasma enhanced ALD (PEALD) on the ZnO thin film properties. Particular emphasis is placed on the film stoichiometry which affects the electrical properties of the thin film. Design of Experiment (DOE) is used to study the impact of the oxygen plasma parameters such as the RF power, pressure and plasma time to realize semiconductor quality of ZnO thin film. Based on the optimized plasma condition, staggered bottom-gate \\{TFTs\\} were fabricated and its electrical characteristics were measured.

S.M. Sultan; O.D. Clark; T.B. Masaud; Q. Fang; R. Gunn; M.M.A. Hakim; K. Sun; P. Ashburn; H.M.H. Chong

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical emission spectroscopic diagnostics of a non-thermal atmospheric pressure helium-oxygen plasma jet for biomedical applications  

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In this work we have applied optical emission spectroscopy diagnostics to investigate the characteristics of a non-thermal atmospheric pressure helium plasma jet. The discharge characteristics in the active and afterglow region of the plasma jet that are critical for biomedical applications have been investigated. The voltage-current characteristics of the plasma discharge were analyzed and the average plasma power was measured to be around 18?W. The effect of addition of small fractions of oxygen at 0.1%0.5% on the plasma jet characteristics was studied. The addition of oxygen resulted in a decrease in plasma plume length due to the electronegativity property of oxygen. Atomic and molecular lines of selected reactive plasma species that are considered to be useful to induce biochemical reactions such as OH transitions A 2 ? + ( ? = 0 1 ) ? X 2 ? ( ? ? = 0 ) at 308?nm and A 2 ? + ( ? = 0 1 ) ? X 2 ? ( ? ? = 1 ) at 287?nm O I transitions 3p5P?3s5S0 at 777.41?nm and 3p3P?3s3S0 at 844.6?nm N2(C-B) second positive system with electronic transition C 3 ? u ? ? B 3 ? g ? in the range of 300450?nm and N2 +(B-X) first negative system with electronic transition B 2 ? u + ? X 2 ? g + ( ? ? = 0 ) at 391.4?nm have been studied. The atomic emission lines of helium were identified including the He I transitions 3p3P0?2s3S at 388.8?nm 3p1P0? 2s1S at 501.6?nm 3d3D?2p3P0 at 587.6?nm 3d1D?2p1P0 at 667.8?nm 3s3S1?2p3P0 at 706.5?nm 3s1S0?2p1P0 at 728.1?nm and H? transition 2p-3d at 656.3?nm. Using a spectral fitting method the OH radicals at 306312?nm the rotational and vibrational temperatures equivalent to gas temperatures of the discharge was measured and the effective non-equilibrium nature of the plasma jet was demonstrated. Our results show that in the entire active plasma region the gas temperature remains at 310??25?K and 340??25?K and it increases to 320??25?K and 360??25?K in the afterglow region of the plasma jet for pure helium and helium/oxygen (0.1%) mixture respectively. Additionally the vibrational temperatures range from 2200??100?K and 2500??100?K for pure helium and helium/oxygen (0.1%) mixture respectively. The plasma jet was tested on heat sensitive polymer films used in biomedical applications such as polyethylene terephthalate and poly-L-lactide samples continuously for several minutes without causing any physical or thermal damage to the films. The plasma jet produces significant reactive species of interest while the gas temperatures remain very low demonstrating its potential for a range of biomedical applications.

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ON THE ACCURACY OF THE DIFFERENTIAL EMISSION MEASURE DIAGNOSTICS OF SOLAR PLASMAS. APPLICATION TO SDO/AIA. I. ISOTHERMAL PLASMAS  

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Differential emission measure (DEM) analysis is a major diagnostic tool for stellar atmospheres. However, both its derivation and its interpretation are notably difficult because of random and systematic errors, and the inverse nature of the problem. We use simulations with simple thermal distributions to investigate the inversion properties of SDO/AIA observations of the solar corona. This allows a systematic exploration of the parameter space, and using a statistical approach the respective probabilities of all the DEMs compatible with the uncertainties can be computed. Following this methodology, several important properties of the DEM inversion, including new limitations, can be derived and presented in a very synthetic fashion. In this first paper, we describe the formalism and we focus on isothermal plasmas as building blocks to understand the more complex DEMs studied in the second paper. The behavior of the inversion of AIA data being thus quantified, and we provide new tools to properly interpret the DEM. We quantify the improvement of the isothermal inversion with six AIA bands compared to previous EUV imagers. The maximum temperature resolution of AIA is found to be 0.03 log T{sub e} , and we derive a rigorous test to quantify the compatibility of observations with the isothermal hypothesis. However, we demonstrate limitations in the ability of AIA alone to distinguish different physical conditions.

Guennou, C.; Auchere, F.; Soubrie, E.; Bocchialini, K. [Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Batiment 121, CNRS/Universite Paris-Sud, F-91405 Orsay (France); Parenti, S. [Royal Observatory of Belgium, 3 Avenue Circulaire, B-1180 Bruxelles (Belgium); Barbey, N., E-mail: chloe.guennou@ias.u-psud.fr [SAp/Irfu/DSM/CEA, Centre d'etudes de Saclay, Orme des Merisiers, Batiment 709, F-91191 Gif sur Yvette (France)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasma jets and plasma bullets  

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Plasma plumes, or plasma jets, belong to a large family of gas discharges whereby the discharge plasma is extended beyond the plasma generation region into the surrounding ambience, either by a field (e.g. electromagnetic, convective gas flow, or shock wave) or a gradient of a directionless physical quantity (e.g. particle density, pressure, or temperature). This physical extension of a plasma plume gives rise to a strong interaction with its surrounding environment, and the interaction alters the properties of both the plasma and the environment, often in a nonlinear and dynamic fashion. The plasma is therefore not confined by defined physical walls, thus extending opportunities for material treatment applications as well as bringing in new challenges in science and technology associated with complex open-boundary problems. Some of the most common examples may be found in dense plasmas with very high dissipation of externally supplied energy (e.g. in electrical, optical or thermal forms) and often in or close to thermal equilibrium. For these dense plasmas, their characteristics are determined predominantly by strong physical forces of different fields, such as electrical, magnetic, thermal, shock wave, and their nonlinear interactions [1]. Common to these dense plasma plumes are significant macroscopic plasma movement and considerable decomposition of solid materials (e.g. vaporization). Their applications are numerous and include detection of elemental traces, synthesis of high-temperature materials and welding, laser--plasma interactions, and relativistic jets in particle accelerators and in space [2][4]. Scientific challenges in the understanding of plasma jets are exciting and multidisciplinary, involving interweaving transitions of all four states of matter, and their technological applications are wide-ranging and growing rapidly. Using the Web of Science database, a search for journal papers on non-fusion plasma jets reveals that a long initial phase up to 1990 with only 31 papers per year on average, and a total of some 1300 papers, precedes a considerable growth of some 3550% in research activity every five years, over the last 20 years or so. As shown in the table, the annual dissemination of the field is more than 1600 papers and the total number of papers is in excess of 20000. This upwards trajectory is typical of a strong and growing subject area in physical science, with considerable capacity in both fundamental science and applications. PeriodNumber of papersPapers per annum 19481990130031 199119952279456 199620003447689 200120054571914 2006201066401328 2011 1658 In many of the dense plasma jets discussed above, strong physical forces generated by the plasma are often desired and this favours plasma generation at elevated gas pressure, including atmospheric pressure, which favours a high level of gas ionization. Historically it has been challenging to reduce and control the strong physical forces in high-pressure plasmas for applications where these are unwanted, for example, surface modification of polymeric sheets [5]. Indeed, there is a real need for a vast range of material processing applications at temperatures below 100oC (or below 400 K) and this favours atmospheric-pressure plasma jets sustained far from thermal equilibrium with the dissipated electrical energy largely used not in heat generation but in unleashing non-equilibrium chemical reactions. The long-standing difficulty of effectively controlling the level of gas ionization at atmospheric pressure was overcome by the technological breakthrough of achieving atmospheric-pressure glow discharges in the late 1980s [6]. A related challenge stemming from high collisionality of atmospheric-pressure plasmas (v >> ?0) means that large-area plasmas sustained between parallel-plate electrodes are very susceptible to strong plasma instabilities when molecular gases are introduced for processing applications. This led to an effective technological solution in the early to late 1990s of confining atmospheric plasmas in a small v

M G Kong; B N Ganguly; R F Hicks

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Plasma technology for textile finishing applications gets a boost from LANL  

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, producing unique properties. "We use atmospheric plasma to chemically modify textiles, such as polyester off other affiliates in the near future. Today, APJeT is expanding its production capacity in North

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Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Treatment of Fused Silica, Related Surface and Near-Surface Effects and Applications  

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We report on an atmospheric pressure plasma (APP) treatment of fused silica and its related surface and near-surface effects. Such treatment was performed in order to improve laser ... process gas was used. By th...

Christoph Gerhard; Tobias Weihs; Daniel Tasche

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Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition on Living Substrates: Development, Characterization, and Biological Applications  

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This dissertation proposed the idea of plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition on living substrates (PECVD on living substrates) to bridge the gap between the thin film deposition technology and the biological and living substrates. This study...

Tsai, Tsung-Chan 1982-

2012-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of Memantine in Human Plasma by LCMSMS: Application to a Pharmacokinetic Study  

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A sensitive and selective liquid chromatographytandem mass spectrometry method for the determination of memantine was developed and validated over the linearity...?1 with 0.5mL of plasma using procainamide as t...

Ryh-Nan Pan; Ting-Yi Chian; Benjamin Pei-Chung Kuo; Li-Heng Pao

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Focused Laser Plasma X-ray Beam for Radiobiological Applications  

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We have started to develop a laser plasma x-ray microbeam irradiation system, and demonstrated a preliminary study of the cell survival and gamma-H2AX focus formation in the culture...

NISHIKINO, Masaharu; SATO, Katsutoshi; OHSHIMA, Shinsuke; HASEGAWA, Noboru; ISHINO, Masahiko; KAWACHI, Tetsuya; OKANO, Yasuaki; NUMASAKI, Hodaka; TESHIMA, Teruki; Nishimura, Hiroaki

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Plasma-Sprayed Beryllium on Macro-Roughened Substrates for Fusion Reactor High Heat Flux Applications  

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The development of beryllium first wall (FW) plasma facing components for future magnetic confinement fusion experiments, such as the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), is a topic of great.....

Kendall J. Hollis; Brian D. Bartram; Manfred Roedig

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of atmospheric-pressure non-thermal plasma to chlorination of hardly soluble materials  

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Abstract The chlorination reaction in which hardly soluble materials are chemically converted into soluble chlorides by atmospheric-pressure non-thermal plasma (APNTP) and the effect of the plasma-irradiation conditions on the chlorination reaction were investigated. The CeO2 specimens, which have the same crystallographic structure (CaF2 type, cubic) and valence fluctuation behavior as ThO2, were used to simulate hardly soluble nuclear materials. \\{CCl4\\} and He mixed gas were used as the plasma discharge. The emission and electrical properties of APNTP and dissolution behaviors of chloride generated by plasma irradiation were evaluated. The results of the emission spectroscopic analysis and electrical property measurements showed that chlorine and carbon were generated from the decomposition of \\{CCl4\\} caused by the excited atmospheric components and He. Moreover, the production of CeCl3 from CeO2 and a logarithmic progression of the chlorination reaction were indicated with increasing plasma-irradiation time.

Toru Kitagaki; Tatsuya Suzuki; Toshitaka Kaneshiki; Masao Nomura

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasma Processing of Large Surfaces with Application to SRF Cavity Modification  

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Plasma based surface modifications of SRF cavities present promising alternatives to the wet etching technology currently applied. To understand and characterize the plasma properties and chemical kinetics of plasma etching processes inside a single cell cavity, we have built a specially-designed cylindrical cavity with 8 observation ports. These ports can be used for holding niobium samples and diagnostic purposes simultaneously. Two frequencies (13.56 MHz and 2.45 GHz) of power source are used for different pressure, power and gas compositions. The plasma parameters were evaluated by a Langmuir probe and by an optical emission spectroscopy technique based on the relative intensity of two Ar 5p-4s lines at 419.8 and 420.07 nm. Argon 5p-4s transition is chosen to determine electron temperature in order to optimize parameters for plasma processing. Chemical kinetics of the process was observed using real-time mass spectroscopy. The effect of these parameters on niobium surface would be measured, presented at this conference, and used as guidelines for optimal design of SRF etching process.

Upadhyay, Janardan; Popovic, Svetozar; Vuskovic, Leposova; Im, Do; Valente, Anne-Marie; Phillips, H.

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Slide 1  

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Andre Anders, Plasma Applications Group, 2006 Andre Anders, Plasma Applications Group, 2006 AVS 53rd International Symposium & Exhibition, November 12 - 17, 2006 Moscone West Convention Center, San Francisco, CA Invited Talk for Session Invited Talk for Session " " Surface Engineering 5 Surface Engineering 5 " " Pulsed Plasmas in Surface Engineering Pulsed Plasmas in Surface Engineering Pulsed Metal Plasmas Pulsed Metal Plasmas Andr Andr é é Anders Anders Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley, California USA aanders@lbl.gov This work was supported by the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Office of Building Technology, of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231. © Andre Anders, Plasma Applications Group, 2006 Motivation Motivation

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Application of electrostatic Langmuir probe to atmospheric arc plasmas producing nanostructures  

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The temporal evolution of a high pressure He arc producing nanotubes was considered and the Langmuir probe technique was applied for plasma parameter measurements. Two modes of arc were observed: cathodic arc where discharge is supported by erosion of cathode material and anodic arc which is supported by ablation of the anode packed with carbon and metallic catalysts in which carbon nanotubes are synthesized. Voltage-current (V-I) characteristics of single probes were measured and unusually low ratio of saturation current on positively biased probe to that on negatively biased of about 1-4 was observed. This effect was explained by increase of measured current at the negatively biased probe above the level of ion saturation current due to secondary electron emission from the probe surface. Since utilization of standard collisionless approach to determine plasma parameters from the measured V-I characteristic is not correct, the electron saturation current was used to estimate the plasma density.

Shashurin, A.; Li, J.; Zhuang, T.; Keidar, M. [Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science, George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia 20052 (United States); Beilis, I. I. [School of Electrical Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv 69978 (Israel)

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Soft Plasma Polymerization of Gas State Precursors from an Atmospheric Pressure Corona Plasma Discharge  

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Soft Plasma Polymerization of Gas State Precursors from an Atmospheric Pressure Corona Plasma Discharge ... Application of nonequilibrium plasmas in organic chemistry ...

P. Anthony F. Herbert; Liam ONeill; Justyna Jaroszy?ska-Woli?ska

2009-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasma synthesis of single-crystal silicon nanoparticles for novel electronic device applications  

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Single-crystal nanoparticles of silicon, several tens of nanometres in diameter, may be suitable as building blocks for single-nanoparticle electronic devices. Previous studies of nanoparticles produced in low-pressure plasmas have demonstrated the synthesis of nanocrystals 210?nm diameter but larger particles were amorphous or polycrystalline. This work reports the use of a constricted, filamentary capacitively coupled low-pressure plasma to produce single-crystal silicon nanoparticles with diameters between 20 and 80?nm. Particles are highly oriented with predominantly cubic shape. The particle size distribution is rather monodisperse. Electron microscopy studies confirm that the nanoparticles are highly oriented diamond-cubic silicon.

Ameya Bapat; Curtis Anderson; Christopher R Perrey; C Barry Carter; Stephen A Campbell; Uwe Kortshagen

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermionic energy conversion plasmas  

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In this paper the history, application options, and ideal basic performance of the thermionic energy converter are outlined. The basic plasma types associated with various modes of converter operation are described, with emphasis on identification and semi-quantitative characterization of the dominant physical processes and utility of each plasma type. The frontier plasma science issues in thermionic converter applications are briefly summarized.

Rasor, N.S. (Rasor Associates, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA (United States))

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of non-thermal atmospheric pressure ac plasmas to the carbon dioxide reforming of methane  

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Methane conversions of 11.9%, yields of hydrogen as high as 23.3% and energy yields of 1.0 mol H2/kWh have been achieved from CO2 reforming of CH4 in non-thermal, atmospheric pressure plasma reactors with Pt coat...

Stephanie L. Brock; Tomoko Shimojo; Steven L. Suib

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Application of a Microwave-Induced Helium Plasma Detector at Atmospheric Pressure for Gas Chromatographic Capillary Columns  

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......microwave-induced plasma emission detector...microwave- induced plasma that operates at atmospheric pressure using helium...to within 1 cm of the plasma discharge. The quartz...Raytheon PGM-10X2 2450 MHz microwave power supply......

Stanley P. Wasik; Frederick P. Schwarz

1980-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of high?resolution interferometry to plasma density measurements on TEXT?Upgrade  

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High?resolution interferometry using far?infrared laser radiation is employed on TEXT?Upgrade to measure the spatial and temporal evolution of the electron density profile as well as small?scale perturbations. Perturbations to the electron density induced by naturally occurring sawtooth oscillations or externally imposed gas modulations can be used to ascertain the local particle flux and transport coefficients in the plasma interior. Density islands associated with Mirnov activity can also be resolved providing detailed information on the density profile at island X and O points. Implementation of a second orthogonal view will allow accurate determination of the density profile in the various asymmetric plasma configurations of TEXT?Upgrade.

D. L. Brower; Y. Jiang; W. A. Peebles; S. Burns; N. C. Luhmann Jr.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Operating characteristics of a hydrogen-argon plasma torch for supersonic combustion applications  

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The residence time of the combustible mixture in the combustion chamber of a scramjet engine is much less than the time normally required for complete combustion. Hydrogen and hydrocarbon fuels require an ignition source under conditions typically found in a scramjet combustor. Analytical studies indicate that the presence of hydrogen atoms should greatly reduce the ignition delay in this environment. Because hydrogen plasmas are prolific sources of hydrogen atoms, a low-power, uncooled hydrogen plasma torch has been built and tested to evaluate its potential as a possible flame holder for supersonic combustion. The torch was found to be unstable when operated on pure hydrogen; however, stable operation could be obtained by using argon as a body gas and mixing in the desired amount of hydrogen. The stability limits of the torch are delineated and its electrical and thermal behavior documented. An average torch thermal efficiency of around 88 percent is demonstrated. 10 references.

Barbi, E.; Mahan, J.R.; O'brien, W.F.; Wagner, T.C.

1989-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Potential medical applications of the plasma focus in the radioisotope production for PET imaging  

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Abstract Devices other than the accelerators are desired to be investigated for generating high energy particles to induce nuclear reaction and positron emission tomography (PET) producing radioisotopes. The experimental data of plasma focus devices (PF) are studied and the activity scaling law for External Solid Target (EST) activation is established. Based on the scaling law and the techniques to enhance the radioisotopes production, the feasibility of generating the required activity for PET imaging is studied.

M.V. Roshan; S. Razaghi; F. Asghari; R.S. Rawat; S.V. Springham; P. Lee; S. Lee; T.L. Tan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The augmented saddle field discharge characteristics and its applications for plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition  

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A high ion flux parallel electrode plasma is proposed and studied in its DC configuration. By cascading a diode source region which supplies electrons and a saddle field region where these seed electrons are energized and amplified, the energy of ion bombardment on the substrate can be decoupled from the plasma density. The sufficiently large density of electrons and holes in the vicinity of the substrate raises the possibility to perform plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition on insulating materials, at low sheath voltages (around 40 V in the configuration studied), at low temperatures in which the surface mobility of film growth species may be provided by the bombardment of moderate energy ions. As a benchmarking exercise, experiments are carried out on silane discharge characteristics and deposition of hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) on both silicon wafer and glass. The films grown at low anode voltages have excellent microstructures with predominantly monohydride bonds, sharp band tails, but relatively high integrated defect density in the mid 10{sup 16}/cm{sup 3} range for the particular substrate temperature of 180 Degree-Sign C, indicating that further optimizations are necessary if the electrode configuration is to be used to create a-Si:H devices.

Wong, Johnson; Yeghikyan, Davit; Kherani, Nazir P. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, 10 King's college Rd., M5S 3G4 Toronto (Canada)

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CRYOGENIC 1.5-4.5 GHz ULTRA LOW NOISE AMPLIFIER Niklas Wadefalk*, Anders Mellberg, Iltcho Angelov, Emmanuil Choumas**, Erik Kollberg,  

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CRYOGENIC 1.5-4.5 GHz ULTRA LOW NOISE AMPLIFIER Niklas Wadefalk*, Anders Mellberg, Iltcho Angelov Trading AG, Truebbach, Switzerland Abstract - This paper describes cryogenic broadband amplifier with very the channel at the mesa edge and thereby decreased the gate leakage current. Index Terms ­ cryogenic low noise

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Distributed Low-Complexity Controller for Wind Power Plant in Derated Benjamin Biegel Daria Madjidian Vedrana Spudic Anders Rantzer Jakob Stoustrup  

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Distributed Low-Complexity Controller for Wind Power Plant in Derated Operation Benjamin Biegel Daria Madjidian Vedrana Spudi´c Anders Rantzer Jakob Stoustrup Abstract-- We consider a wind power plant of megawatt wind turbines operating in derated mode. When operating in this mode, the wind power plant

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Radiation from Ag high energy density Z-pinch plasmas and applications to lasing  

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Silver (Ag) wire arrays were recently introduced as efficient x-ray radiators and have been shown to create L-shell plasmas that have the highest electron temperature (>1.8?keV) observed on the Zebra generator so far and upwards of 30?kJ of energy output. In this paper, results of single planar wire arrays and double planar wire arrays of Ag and mixed Ag and Al that were tested on the UNR Zebra generator are presented and compared. To further understand how L-shell Ag plasma evolves in time, a time-gated x-ray spectrometer was designed and fielded, which has a spectral range of approximately 3.55.0?. With this, L-shell Ag as well as cold L{sub ?} and L{sub ?} Ag lines was captured and analyzed along with photoconducting diode (PCD) signals (>0.8?keV). Along with PCD signals, other signals, such as filtered XRD (>0.2?keV) and Si-diodes (SiD) (>9?keV), are analyzed covering a broad range of energies from a few eV to greater than 53?keV. The observation and analysis of cold L{sub ?} and L{sub ?} lines show possible correlations with electron beams and SiD signals. Recently, an interesting issue regarding these Ag plasmas is whether lasing occurs in the Ne-like soft x-ray range, and if so, at what gains? To help answer this question, a non-local thermodynamic equilibrium (LTE) kinetic model was utilized to calculate theoretical lasing gains. It is shown that the Ag L-shell plasma conditions produced on the Zebra generator at 1.7 maximum current may be adequate to produce gains as high as 6?cm{sup ?1} for various 3p???3s transitions. Other potential lasing transitions, including higher Rydberg states, are also included in detail. The overall importance of Ag wire arrays and plasmas is discussed.

Weller, M. E., E-mail: mweller@unr.edu; Safronova, A. S.; Kantsyrev, V. L.; Esaulov, A. A.; Shrestha, I.; Stafford, A.; Keim, S. F.; Shlyaptseva, V. V.; Osborne, G. C.; Petkov, E. E. [Physics Department, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada 89557 (United States)] [Physics Department, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada 89557 (United States); Apruzese, J. P.; Giuliani, J. L. [Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, District of Columbia 20375 (United States)] [Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, District of Columbia 20375 (United States); Chuvatin, A. S. [Ecole Polytechnique, 91128 Palaiseau (France)] [Ecole Polytechnique, 91128 Palaiseau (France)

2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Michigan Institute for Plasma Sci-  

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This talk will focus on the achievements of the Drexel Plasma Institute in direct application of plasmasMichigan Institute for Plasma Sci- ence and Engi- neering Seminar Plasma Medicine: Mechanisms of Direct Non-Thermal Plasma Interaction with Living Tissue Prof. Alexander Fridman Drexel University

Shyy, Wei

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Application of linear response theory to magnetotransport properties of dense plasmas  

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Linear response theory, as developed within the Zubarev formalism, is a quantum statistical approach for describing systems out of but close to equilibrium, which has been successfully applied to a wide variety of plasmas in an external electric field and/or containing a temperature gradient. We present here an extension of linear response theory to include the effects of an external magnetic field. General expressions for the complete set of relevant transport properties are given. In particular, the Hall effect and the influence of a magnetic field on the dc electrical conductivity are discussed. Low-density limits including electron-electron scattering are presented as well as results for arbitrary degeneracy.

J. R. Adams, H. Reinholz, and R. Redmer

2010-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrogen Storage in Diamond Powder Utilizing Plasma NaF Surface Treatment for Fuel Cell Applications  

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Hydrogen Fuel Cells offer the vital solution to the world's socio-political dependence on oil. Due to existing difficulty in safe and efficient hydrogen storage for fuel cells, storing the hydrogen in hydrocarbon compounds such as artificial diamond is a realistic solution. By treating the surface of the diamond powder with a Sodium Fluoride plasma exposure, the surface of the diamond is cleaned of unwanted molecules. Due to fluorine's electro negativity, the diamond powder is activated and ready for hydrogen absorption. These diamond powder pellets are then placed on a graphite platform that is heated by conduction in a high voltage circuit made of tungsten wire. Then, the injection of hydrogen gas into chamber allows the storage of the Hydrogen on the surface of the diamond powder. By neutron bombardment in the nuclear reactor, or Prompt Gamma Neutron Activation Analysis, the samples are examined for parts per million amounts of hydrogen in the sample. Sodium Fluoride surface treatment allows for higher mass percentage of stored hydrogen in a reliable, resistant structure, such as diamond for fuel cells and permanently alters the diamonds terminal bonds for re-use in the effective storage of hydrogen. The highest stored amount utilizing the NaF plasma surface treatment was 22229 parts per million of hydrogen in the diamond powder which amounts to 2.2229% mass increase.

Leal, David A.; Leal-Quiros, E. [Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico); Velez, Angel; Prelas, Mark A.; Gosh, Tushar [University of Missouri-Columbia, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute (United States)

2006-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrogen Storage in Diamond Powder Utilizing Plasma NaF Surface Treatment for Fuel Cell Applications  

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Hydrogen Fuel Cells offer the vital solution to the worlds socio?political dependence on oil. Due to existing difficulty in safe and efficient hydrogen storage for fuel cells storing the hydrogen in hydrocarbon compounds such as artificial diamond is a realistic solution. By treating the surface of the diamond powder with a Sodium Fluoride plasma exposure the surface of the diamond is cleaned of unwanted molecules. Due to fluorines electro negativity the diamond powder is activated and ready for hydrogen absorption. These diamond powder pellets are then placed on a graphite platform that is heated by conduction in a high voltage circuit made of tungsten wire. Then the injection of hydrogen gas into chamber allows the storage of the Hydrogen on the surface of the diamond powder. By neutron bombardment in the nuclear reactor or Prompt Gamma Neutron Activation Analysis the samples are examined for parts per million amounts of hydrogen in the sample. Sodium Fluoride surface treatment allows for higher mass percentage of stored hydrogen in a reliable resistant structure such as diamond for fuel cells and permanently alters the diamonds terminal bonds for re?use in the effective storage of hydrogen. The highest stored amount utilizing the NaF plasma surface treatment was 22229 parts per million of hydrogen in the diamond powder which amounts to 2.2229% mass increase.

David A. Leal; Angel Velez; Mark A. Prelas; Tushar Gosh; E. Leal?Quiros

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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External proton beam analysis of plasma facing materials for magnetic confinement fusion applications  

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A 1.7MV tandem accelerator was reconstructed and refurbished for this thesis and for surface science applications at the Cambridge laboratory for accelerator study of surfaces (CLASS). At CLASS, an external proton beam ...

Barnard, Harold Salvadore

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Molecular Dynamics for Low Temperature Plasma-Surface Interaction David B. Graves a)  

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considerable problems as well. Controlled nuclear fusion devices employing highly energetic, hot, magnetized, plasma lamps, plasma lasers, and many other applications of plasmas, are often challenged by plasma

Boyer, Edmond

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Theory of heating of hot magnetized plasma by Alfven waves. Application for solar corona  

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The heating of magnetized plasma by propagation of Alfven waves is calculated as a function of the magnetic field spectral density. The results can be applied to evaluate the heating power of the solar corona at known data from satellites' magnetometers. This heating rate can be incorporated in global models for heating of the solar corona and creation of the solar wind. The final formula for the heating power is illustrated with a model spectral density of the magnetic field obtained by analysis of the Voyager 1 mission results. The influence of high frequency dissipative modes is also taken into account and it is concluded that for evaluation of the total coronal heating it is necessary to know the spectral density of the fluctuating component of the magnetic field up to the frequency of electron-proton collisions.

T. M. Mishonov; M. V. Stoev; Y. G. Maneva

2007-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Inductively Coupled Plasma: Fundamental Particle Investigations with Laser Ablation and Applications in Magnetic Sector Mass Spectrometry  

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Particle size effects and elemental fractionation in laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) are investigated with nanosecond and femtosecond laser ablation, differential mobility analysis, and magnetic sector ICP-MS. Laser pulse width was found to have a significant influence on the LA particle size distribution and the elemental composition of the aerosol and thus fractionation. Emission from individual particles from solution nebulization, glass, and a pressed powder pellet are observed with high speed digital photography. The presence of intact particles in an ICP is shown to be a likely source of fractionation. A technique for the online detection of stimulated elemental release from neural tissue using magnetic sector ICP-MS is described. Detection limits of 1 {micro}g L{sup -1} or better were found for P, Mn, Fe, Cu, and Zn in a 60 {micro}L injection in a physiological saline matrix.

Nathan Joe Saetveit

2008-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-invasive in situ plasma monitoring of reactive gases using the floating harmonic method for inductively coupled plasma etching application  

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The floating harmonic method was developed for in situ plasma diagnostics of allowing real time measurement of electron temperature (T{sub e}) and ion flux (J{sub ion}) without contamination of the probe from surface modification by reactive species. In this study, this novel non-invasive diagnostic system was studied to characterize inductively coupled plasma of reactive gases monitoring T{sub e} and J{sub ion} for investigating the optimum plasma etching conditions and controlling of the real-time plasma surface reaction in the range of 200-900 W source power, 10-100 W bias power, and 3-15 mTorr chamber pressure, respectively.

Lee, J. H.; Kim, M. J. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, Texas 75080 (United States); Yoon, Y. S. [Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, Texas 75080 (United States)

2013-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of the Relativistic Electron Beams Originating in the Discharges of Plasma Focus Type for the Combined Laser-Reb Plasma Heating  

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Experimental investigations of the recent years allow to treat the discharge of plasma-focus-type (DPF) as an inductive storage ... energy (concentrated in the magnetic field near focus) converts into the electro...

V. A. Gribkov

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The role of the gas/plasma plume and self-focusing in a gas-filled capillary discharge waveguide for high-power laser-plasma applications  

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The role of the gas/plasma plume at the entrance of a gas-filled capillary discharge plasma waveguide in increasing the laser intensity has been investigated. Distinction is made between neutral gas and hot plasma plumes that, respectively, develop before and after discharge breakdown. Time-averaged measurements show that the on-axis plasma density of a fully expanded plasma plume over this region is similar to that inside the waveguide. Above the critical power, relativistic and ponderomotive selffocusing lead to an increase in the intensity, which can be nearly a factor of 2 compared with the case without a plume. When used as a laser plasma wakefield accelerator, the enhancement of intensity can lead to prompt electron injection very close to the entrance of the waveguide. Self-focusing occurs within two Rayleigh lengths of the waveguide entrance plane in the region, where the laser beam is converging. Analytical theory and numerical simulations show that, for a density of 3.01018 cm3, the peak normalized...

Ciocarlan, C.; Islam, M. R.; Ersfeld, B.; Abuazoum, S.; Wilson, R.; Aniculaesei, C.; Welsh, G. H.; Vieux, G.; Jaroszynski, D. A.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fabrication of Tungsten-Rhenium Cladding materials via Spark Plasma Sintering for Ultra High Temperature Reactor Applications  

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This research will develop an optimized, cost-effective method for producing high-purity tungsten-rhenium alloyed fuel clad forms that are crucial for the development of a very high-temperature nuclear reactor. The study will provide critical insight into the fundamental behavior (processing-microstructure- property correlations) of W-Re alloys made using this new fabrication process comprising high-energy ball milling (HEBM) and spark plasma sintering (SPS). A broader goal is to re-establish the U.S. lead in the research field of refractory alloys, such as W-Re systems, with potential applications in very high-temperature nuclear reactors. An essential long-term goal for nuclear power is to develop the capability of operating nuclear reactors at temperatures in excess of 1,000K. This capability has applications in space exploration and some special terrestrial uses where high temperatures are needed in certain chemical or reforming processes. Refractory alloys have been identified as being capable of withstanding temperatures in excess of 1,000K and are considered critical for the development of ultra hightemperature reactors. Tungsten alloys are known to possess extraordinary properties, such as excellent high-temperature capability, including the ability to resist leakage of fissile materials when used as a fuel clad. However, there are difficulties with the development of refractory alloys: 1) lack of basic experimental data on thermodynamics and mechanical and physical properties, and 2) challenges associated with processing these alloys.

Indrajit Charit; Darryl Butt; Megan Frary; Mark Carroll

2012-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Kinetic Modeling of Halogen-Based Plasma Etching of Complex Oxide Films and its Application to Predictive Feature Profile Simulation  

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Spectroscopic Diagnostics Of Cf4-O2 Plasmas During Si AndOf Oxygen Additions To Cf4 Plasmas." Journal Of AppliedAnd Silicon Etching Using Cf4 And Chf3." Journal Of Vacuum

Marchack, Nathan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of a Microwave-Induced Helium Plasma Detector at Atmospheric Pressure for Gas Chromatographic Capillary Columns  

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......to initiate the plasma by directing a...end. After the plasma was initiated...PGM-10X2 2450 MHz microwave power...emitted from the plasma was focused through...chromatograph and the peak area was recorded...evaluate the MPD at atmospheric pressure for capillary...rate, but in large concentration......

Stanley P. Wasik; Frederick P. Schwarz

1980-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EBT2 Dosimetry of X-rays produced by the electron beam from PFMA-3, a Plasma Focus for medical applications  

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The electron beam emitted from the back of Plasma Focus devices is being studied as a radiation source for IORT (IntraOperative Radiation Therapy) applications. A Plasma Focus device is being developed to this aim, to be utilized as an X-ray source. The electron beam is driven to impinge on 50 {\\mu}m brass foil, where conversion X-rays are generated. Measurements with gafchromic film are performed to analyse the attenuation of the X-rays beam and to predict the dose given to the culture cell in radiobiological experiments to follow.

Elisa Ceccolini; Federico Rocchi; Domiziano Mostacci; Marco Sumini; Agostino Tartari

2011-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

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EBT2 Dosimetry of X-rays produced by the electron beam from PFMA-3, a Plasma Focus for medical applications  

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The electron beam emitted from the back of Plasma Focus devices is being studied as a radiation source for IORT (IntraOperative Radiation Therapy) applications. A Plasma Focus device is being developed to this aim, to be utilized as an X-ray source. The electron beam is driven to impinge on 50 {\\mu}m brass foil, where conversion X-rays are generated. Measurements with gafchromic film are performed to analyse the attenuation of the X-rays beam and to predict the dose given to the culture cell in radiobiological experiments to follow.

Ceccolini, Elisa; Mostacci, Domiziano; Sumini, Marco; Tartari, Agostino

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Igor Kaganovich | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab  

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He is involved in research in many areas of plasma physics with applications to nuclear fusion (heavy ion fusion), gas discharge modeling, and plasma processing. Dr. Kaganovich...

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Atmospheric Pressure Discharges: Traveling Wave Plasma Sources  

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Microwave sustained, atmospheric pressure plasmas are finding an increasing number of applications ... interest in the developing and investigating of appropriate plasma sources [1, 2].

Z. Zakrzewski; M. Moisan

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On applicability of the thermalized potential solver in simulations of the plasma flow in Hall thrusters  

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In Hall thrusters, the potential distribution plays an important role in discharge processes and ion acceleration. This paper presents a 2D potential solver in the Hall thruster instead of the thermalized potential, and compares equipotential contours solved by these two methods for different magnetic field conditions. The comparison results reveal that the expected thermalized potential works very well when the magnetic field is nearly uniform and electron temperature is constant along the magnetic field lines. However for the case with a highly non-uniform magnetic field or variable electron temperature along the magnetic field lines, the thermalized potential is not accurate. In some case with magnetic separatrix inside the thruster channel, the thermalized potential model cannot be applied at all. In those cases, a full 2D potential solver must be applied. Overall, this paper shows the limit of applicability of the thermalized potential model.

Geng, Jinyue [School of Astronautics, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing 100191 (China) [School of Astronautics, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing 100191 (China); Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, The George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia 20052 (United States); Brieda, Lubos [Particle in Cell Consulting LLC, Falls Church, Virginia 22046 (United States)] [Particle in Cell Consulting LLC, Falls Church, Virginia 22046 (United States); Rose, Laura; Keidar, Michael [Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, The George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia 20052 (United States)] [Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, The George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia 20052 (United States)

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Mesh refinement for particle-in-cell plasma simulations: Applications to - and benefits for - heavy ion fusion  

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The numerical simulation of the driving beams in a heavy ion fusion power plant is a challenging task, and simulation of the power plant as a whole, or even of the driver, is not yet possible. Despite the rapid progress in computer power, past and anticipated, one must consider the use of the most advanced numerical techniques, if they are to reach the goal expeditiously. One of the difficulties of these simulations resides in the disparity of scales, in time and in space, which must be resolved. When these disparities are in distinctive zones of the simulation region, a method which has proven to be effective in other areas (e.g., fluid dynamics simulations) is the mesh refinement technique. They discuss the challenges posed by the implementation of this technique into plasma simulations (due to the presence of particles and electromagnetic waves). They present the prospects for and projected benefits of its application to heavy ion fusion, in particular to the simulation of the ion source and the final beam propagation in the chamber. A Collaboration project is under way at LBNL between the Applied Numerical Algorithms Group (ANAG) and the HIF group to couple the Adaptive Mesh Refinement (AMR) library CHOMBO developed by the ANAG group to the Particle-In-Cell accelerator code (WARP) developed by the HIF-VNL. They describe their progress and present their initial findings.

Vay, J.L.; Colella, P.; McCorquodale, P.; Van Straalen, B.; Friedman, A.; Grote, D.P.

2002-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of a magnetized coaxial plasma gun for formation of a high-beta field-reversed configuration  

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We have tested a field-reversed configuration (FRC) formation with a spheromak injection for the first time. In this method, initial pre-ionized plasma is injected as a magnetized spheromak-like plasmoid into the discharge chamber prior to main field reversal. The FRC plasma with an electron density of 1.3נ1021m?3, a separatrix radius of 0.04m and a plasma length of 0.8m was produced successfully in initial background plasma of about 1.6נ1019m?3 by spheromak injection. The density is about one third of the conventional formed by the z-ionized method.

T. Nishida; T. Kiguchi; T. Asai; T. Takahashi; Y. Matsuzawa; T. Okano; Y. Nogi

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Synthesis of a material for semiconductor applications: Boron oxynitride prepared by low frequency rf plasma-assisted metalorganic chemical  

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rf plasma-assisted metalorganic chemical vapor deposition G. C. Chen, D.-C. Lim, S.-B. Lee, and J-derived plasma-assisted metalorganic chemical vapor deposition MOCVD , and have studied the electrical compounds have become promising functional materials for integrated circuits, flash memories, and solar

Boo, Jin-Hyo

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PLASMA SCIENCE, VOL. 40, NO. 5, MAY 2012 1265 Guest Editorial: Special Issue on Plenary and  

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, and medical plasma applications; 6) plasma diagnostics; and 7) pulsed-power and other plasma applications energy, coherent light sources, flat-panel displays, coatings, surface modification, microscopic

Harilal, S. S.

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Electrical conductivity of plasmas of DB white dwarf atmospheres  

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......Electrical conductivity of plasmas of DB white dwarf atmospheres V. A. Sreckovic 1 Lj...applicable for the helium plasmas of DB white dwarf atmospheres described in Koester...study of DB white dwarf atmosphere plasma properties, helium plasmas......

V. A. Sreckovic; Lj. M. Ignjatovic; A. A. Mihajlov; M. S. Dimitrijevic

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Characterization of a low-energy constricted-plasma source  

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40374 (text only) 40374 (text only) Review. Sci. Instruments 69 (1998) 1340-1343. Characterization of a low-energy constricted-plasma source André Anders 1 and Michael Kühn 2 1 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 2 Institute of Physics, Technical University of Chemnitz, 09107 Chemnitz, Germany ABSTRACT The construction and principle of operation of the Constricted-Plasma Source are described. A supersonic plasma stream is produced by a special form of a dc-glow discharge, the constricted glow discharge. The discharge current and gas flow pass through an orifice of small diameter (constriction) which causes a space charge double layer but also serves as a nozzle to gasdynamically accelerate the plasma flow. Plasma parameters have been measured using Langmuir probes, optical emission spectroscopy, and a plasma monitor for mass-resolved energy measurements. Experiments have been done with nitrogen as the discharge gas. It was found that the energy distribution of both atomic and molecular ions have two peaks at about 5 eV and 15 eV, and the energy of almost all ions is less than 20 eV. The ionization efficiency decreases with increasing gas flow. The downstream plasma density is relatively low but activated species such as excited molecules and radicals contribute to film growth when the source is used for reactive film deposition

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Research | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab  

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Overview Experimental Fusion Research Theoretical Fusion Research Basic Plasma Science Plasma Astrophysics Other Physics and Engineering Research PPPL Technical Reports Education Organization Contact Us Overview Experimental Fusion Research Theoretical Fusion Research Basic Plasma Science Plasma Astrophysics Other Physics and Engineering Research PPPL Technical Reports Research The U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is dedicated to developing fusion as a clean and abundant source of energy and to advancing the frontiers of plasma science. The Laboratory pursues these goals through experiments and computer simulations of the behavior of plasma, the hot electrically charged gas that fuels fusion reactions and has a wide range of practical applications.

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Model for electron cooling by radiation losses in plasmas: application to soft x-ray laser development  

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We present a simple model which may be used to evaluate the suitability of different ions for rapid plasma cooling by line radiation in recombination pumped x-ray laser schemes.

Skinner, C.H.; Keane, C.

1986-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Physics and application of impurity plume dispersal as an edge plasma flow diagnostic on the Alcator C-Mod tokamak  

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A unique system has been developed for studying impurity transport in the edge plasma of Alcator C-Mod. Impurity gas (which for these experiments is deuterated ethylene, C?D?) is injected locally into the scrape-off layer ...

Gangadhara, Sanjay, 1972-

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Influence of the Edge Plasma Profile and Parameters on the Coupling of an ICRH Antenna. Application to ITER  

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The coupling to the fast wave of an ICRH antenna is principally determined by its distance to an optimum plasma density correlated to the cutoff one and by the density gradient between this optimum density and the bulk plasma. This explains the differences in coupling for the various heating and current drive phasings as predicted for different plasma edge profiles considered for ITER. For a given electron density edge profile the ion mix, the steady magnetic field and the frequency have also a significant effect on the coupling performances. These quantities affect the coupling mainly by influencing the position of the optimum density in the profile. A marked perturbation of the coupling leading to a large edge power deposition can occur when the Alfven resonance lies in the edge profile. The results are applied to different ICRF scenarios considered for ITER at full and half toroidal field.

Messiaen, A.; Koch, R.; Weynants, R. [LPP-ERM/KMS, EURATOM-Belgian State Association, Trilateral Euregio Cluster, Brussels (Belgium)

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Plasma Adiabatic Lapse Rate  

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The plasma analog of an adiabatic lapse rate (or temperature variation with height) in atmospheric physics is obtained. A new source of plasma temperature gradient in a binary ion species mixture is found that is proportional to the concentration gradient ??? and difference in average ionization states Z2-Z1. Application to inertial-confinement-fusion implosions indicates a potentially strong effect in plastic (CH) ablators that is not modeled with mainline (single-fluid) simulations. An associated plasma thermodiffusion coefficient is derived, and charge-state diffusion in a single-species plasma is also predicted.

Peter Amendt; Claudio Bellei; Scott Wilks

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Plasma Barodiffusion in Inertial-Confinement-Fusion Implosions: Application to Observed Yield Anomalies in Thermonuclear Fuel Mixtures  

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Anomalies in Thermonuclear Fuel Mixtures Peter Amendt, O. L. Landen, and H. F. Robey Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94551, USA C. K. Li and R. D. Petrasso Plasma Science and Fusion performance in general, and upcoming igni- tion tuning campaigns on the National Ignition Facility (NIF) [4

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Plasma turbulence  

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The origin of plasma turbulence from currents and spatial gradients in plasmas is described and shown to lead to the dominant transport mechanism in many plasma regimes. A wide variety of turbulent transport mechanism exists in plasmas. In this survey the authors summarize some of the universally observed plasma transport rates.

Horton, W. [Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX (United States). Inst. for Fusion Studies; Hu, G. [Globalstar LP, San Jose, CA (United States)

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application and Continued Development of Thin Faraday Collectors as a Lost Ion Diagnostic for Tokamak Fusion Plasmas  

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This report summarizes the accomplishment of sixteen years of work toward the development of thin foil Faraday collectors as a lost energetic ion diagnostic for high temperature magnetic confinement fusion plasmas. Following initial, proof of principle accelerator based studies, devices have been tested on TFTR, NSTX, ALCATOR, DIII-D, and JET (KA-1 and KA-2). The reference numbers refer to the attached list of publications. The JET diagnostic KA-2 continues in operation and hopefully will provide valuable diagnostic information during a possible d-t campaign on JET in the coming years. A thin Faraday foil spectrometer, by virtue of its radiation hardness, may likewise provide a solution to the very challenging problem of lost alpha particle measurements on ITER and other future burning plasma machines.

F. Ed Cecil

2011-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Intravenous application of an anticalin dramatically lowers plasma digoxin levels and reduces its toxic effects in rats  

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Lipocalins tailored with high affinity for prescribed ligands, so-called anticalins, constitute promising candidates as antidotes. Here, we present an animal study to investigate both pharmacokinetic and clinical effects of an anticalin specific for the digitalis compound digoxin. Intravenous digoxin (2.550 ?g/kg/min) was administered to rats until first changes in the ECG occurred (dose finding study) or a priori for 30 min (kinetic study). The anticalin DigA16(H86N), dubbed DigiCal, was administered intravenously at absolute doses of 1, 5, 10 and 20 mg, while the control group received isotonic saline. Hemodynamic changes, several ECG parameters and digoxin concentration in plasma were monitored at given time intervals. After DigiCal administration free digoxin concentration in plasma ultrafiltrate declined dramatically within 1 min to the presumably non-toxic range. There was also a significant and DigiCal dose-dependent effect on longer survival, less ECG alterations, arrhythmia, and improved hemodynamics. Infusion of a lower digoxin dose (2.5 ?g/kg/min) resulted in a more sustained reduction of free digoxin in plasma after DigiCal administration compared to a higher digoxin dose (25 ?g/kg/min), whereas ECG and hemodynamic parameters did not markedly differ, reflecting the known relative insensitivity of rats towards digoxin toxicity. Notably, we observed a re-increase of free digoxin in plasma some time after bolus administration of DigiCal, which was presumably due to toxin redistribution from tissue in combination with the relatively fast renal clearance of the rather small protein antidote. We conclude that anticalins with appropriately engineered drug-binding activities and, possibly, prolonged plasma half-life offer prospects for next-generation antidotal therapy. -- Highlights: ? We provide an advanced model of digoxin toxicity in rats. ? We report on binding of digoxin to a novel designed anticalin. ? We report on pharmacokinetics of digoxin after intravenous anticalin administration. ? We provide clinical data on outcome improvement after anticalin administration.

Eyer, Florian, E-mail: Florian.Eyer@mac.com [Department of Toxicology, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Munich (Germany)] [Department of Toxicology, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Munich (Germany); Steimer, Werner [Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Munich (Germany)] [Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Munich (Germany); Nitzsche, Thomas [Munich Center for Integrated Protein Science (CIPS-M), Freising-Weihenstephan (Germany) [Munich Center for Integrated Protein Science (CIPS-M), Freising-Weihenstephan (Germany); Lehrstuhl fr Biologische Chemie, Technische Universitt Mnchen, Freising-Weihenstephan (Germany); Jung, Nicole; Neuberger, Heidi [Department of Toxicology, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Munich (Germany)] [Department of Toxicology, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Munich (Germany); Mller, Christine [Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Munich (Germany)] [Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Munich (Germany); Schlapschy, Martin [Munich Center for Integrated Protein Science (CIPS-M), Freising-Weihenstephan (Germany) [Munich Center for Integrated Protein Science (CIPS-M), Freising-Weihenstephan (Germany); Lehrstuhl fr Biologische Chemie, Technische Universitt Mnchen, Freising-Weihenstephan (Germany); Zilker, Thomas [Department of Toxicology, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Munich (Germany)] [Department of Toxicology, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Munich (Germany); Skerra, Arne [Munich Center for Integrated Protein Science (CIPS-M), Freising-Weihenstephan (Germany) [Munich Center for Integrated Protein Science (CIPS-M), Freising-Weihenstephan (Germany); Lehrstuhl fr Biologische Chemie, Technische Universitt Mnchen, Freising-Weihenstephan (Germany)

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The air plasma spraying  

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The air plasma spraying is characterized by using of a compressed air as a plasma forming gas. Here is shown the application of benefits of the present technology compared with other spraying process. The creation of the present process was possible due to a reliable plasma torch and certain condition of heating and deposition of powder materials on a work. Plasma torch develops a power up to 50 kW and can work during 14 hours without replacement of a cathode and during 25 hours as for an anode what is acceptable for industrial application. When spraying of coatings a minimum waste of alloying elements is attained with slight increase of oxygen in coating which is comparable with argon plasma spraying in the open. In certain cases the air plasma spraying allows to obtain more perfect coatings and at high performance. The present method finds large application at restoration and strengthening of machine parts, at forming of components etc. The air plasma spraying provides high quality coatings at low cost of components.

Valery S. Klubnikin

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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/kg 11 Hourly Load profile of one indoor producer Producers do not have a flat profile 12 #12;9/3/2014 7 Hourly Load Shapes (one producer) Can contribute sig 3, 2014 MEMORANDUM TO: Power Committee FROM: Massoud Jourabchi SUBJECT: Electrical load impacts

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Electric Cooperative, based in Hermiston, Oregon, began his presentation by saying he understands of #12;2 regulators and state energy office representatives held in Arizona, Smith noted. We also Rettenmund, Inland Power and Light; Steve Eldrige, Umatilla Cooperative (by phone); and Terry Flores

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by the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Indian Reservation and the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation, and is not covered in this agreement. The agreement would also provide habitat and builds on the efficiencies pioneered there. #12;More Info: See attached Power Point document

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the RPM to value demand response resources based on the revised capacity requirements. #12;Staff identified two potential enhancements that will expand the Council's analytical capacity for the Seventh for a limited number of potential additional enhancements that fall outside the functionality agreed upon

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environmental costs and benefits." When the Council released the draft Sixth Power Plan for public review in the Sixth Power Plan. Upon review of the comments and further review of the draft power plan, the Council in the notice why it was releasing this element of the Sixth Power Plan for public review and comment

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on both the steering and technical committees has been assembled and is being presented to the Power committee) by fall of 2013. A preliminary assessment of the power supply adequacy for 2019 should be ready, 2013 MEMORANDUM TO: Power Committee Members FROM: John Fazio, Senior Power System Analyst SUBJECT

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, surplus hydro, borrowed hydro Standby Resources Type 1 Nondeclared utility resources (diesel generators 3, 2014 MEMORANDUM TO: Power Committee Members FROM: John Fazio, Senior Systems Analyst SUBJECT-222-5161) Summary: In power system planning, there has always been a tradeoff between cost and adequacy (or

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) to serve scheduled transactions and/or native load. Resources that have elected to be market dispatched to address the Council Members concerning the NW Power Pool Energy Imbalance Market effort. The NWPP is considering the design for a within-hour energy only market, called a security constrained economic dispatch

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-frame) staff is considering the use of the AURORAxmp model, with 80 hydroelectric generation shapes (based into the Council's TRAP hourly hydroelectric model and its GENESYS model. Typically, the hydroelectric system has

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and wildlife affected by the development and operation of hydroelectric facilities while assuring the Pacific and operation of any hydroelectric project on the Columbia River; · establishing objectives for the development of anadromous fish at, and between, the region's hydroelectric dams." ANALYSIS: Recommendations and comments

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Activities Transmission Projects Federal Regulations Biomass Energy Development Energy Efficiency ISEA.S. Forest Service Payette Supervisor Office 6 Biomass Energy Utilization #12; Idaho Industrial Energy Saving, 2014 MEMORANDUM TO: Council Members From: Shirley Lindstrom Subject: Update on energy issues in Idaho

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" of the hydroelectric facilities on the Columbia River or its tributaries; and to do so "while assuring the region, and opportunities presented by the development and operation of hydroelectric facilities on the Columbia River

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the committee began with a primer on solar energy and the work staff will do to determine the cost benefits of energy efficiency that displaces wood burning, he said, adding that this is the first opportunity for the Council to look at issues related to the health benefits of energy efficiency

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electric heating systems to ductless heat pumps. These savings estimates were based on an analysis of the pre and post- electricity use of over 3,400 homes with existing zonal electric heating systems on the previous zonal electric heating system and, as a result, were using less wood. Based on these findings

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, under the Council's Fish and Wildlife Program. The review is in full swing. The ISRP members have been projects funded under the Fish and Wildlife Program in functional categories (i.e., wildlife, monitoring Gorge and Columbia Plateau - Wind, Klickitat, Hood, Fifteenmile 6 4/17 Columbia Plateau - Umatilla

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's presentation Where we are in the planning process Review of Economic Drivers- from July 8 2014 P4 Proposed for use in draft 7th Plan BACKGROUND: Presenter: Massoud Jourabchi Summary: Using latest economic forecast (economic drivers, baseline efficiency of appliances, number of homes, commercial floorspace) are used

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Calculator 1) Fixed Levelized Cost $/kWyr 2) Full LCOE $/MWh (with energy production and variable costs, annualized payment (like a mortgage payment) ­ Levelized Cost. When divided by annual energy production

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of 400 megawatts of new gas-fired generation in the most extreme future. However, in most other futures, little or no gas-fired generation is needed. The 2019 resource adequacy assessment, however, shows a need 3, 2014 MEMORANDUM TO: Power Committee Members FROM: John Fazio, Senior Systems Analyst SUBJECT

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this plan cycle - http://www.nwcouncil.org/energy/grac/home/. #12;9/30/2014 1 Generating Resourcesg&M · Construction Schedule GENESYS 5 · Levelized Cost of Energy · Levelized Fixed Cost (annual basis) Fuel Price Forecasts Natural gas, coal, oil Transmission, Integration Costs Reference Plant Key Attributes (1

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Columbia River Power System Biological Opinion (FCRPS BiOp), the 2009 Adaptive Management Implementation scenarios · Estuary/Ocean o Estuary Actions -- Survival into estuary and ocean based on JSATS studies and potential decreases in avian predation o Ocean Conditions -- Updated ocean survival analysis (Snake River

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16, 2014 MEMORANDUM TO: Interested Parties FROM: Council Staff SUBJECT: Council's Regional Hydropower hydropower scoping study. The Council selected a proposal by the Northwest Hydroelectric Association (NWHA potential for new hydropower development and for upgrades to existing units, and the costs associated

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, the Troutdale Energy Resource Center, he said. The committee also discussed proposed Council comments on BPA

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the Columbia River, Welch reported. Hydro system mitigation efforts may be ineffective if differential survival processes is important because hydro system operations can then be distinguished from poor ocean. There's a very small difference compared to what was expected, replied Welch. Ocean impacts are very

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Idaho James A. Yost Idaho Pat Smith Montana Tom Karier Washington Phil Rockefeller Washington October 28 that follows a scientific journal format. The objective of the new template is to create standardized reports that increase scientific consistency, improve content, timeliness, efficiency of reporting, and accessibility

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in the region. Thermoelectric and hydroelectric power sta- tions were soon being built by mining and textile

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to rat ment, we urg n further con lic Power Co ng its fish an ts to the NW n to protect, wer System ct in Spokane to speak about the experimental spill test proposal as well as provide general comments Flores, Steve Eldrige, CEO Umatilla Electric and Fred Rettenmund, Power Resources and Legislative

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. Power Committee chair Jim Yost said two Idaho electric cooperatives made presentations about issues an update on the region's Smart Grid pilot project, he continued. It will be 18 months before there is data for expense and $6 million for capital, and they represent a big chunk of the Council's F&W program, she said

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30, 2014 MEMORANDUM TO: Council Members FROM: Council Staff SUBJECT: Fish and Wildlife Program Council meeting with the goal of adopting an amended Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program at the October 10th Council meeting. Relevance: Amending the fish and wildlife program is called

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Optimization of extreme ultraviolet photons emission and collection in mass-limited laser produced plasmas for lithography application  

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The progress in development of commercial system for next generation EUV lithography requires, among other factors, significant improvement in EUV photon sources such as discharge produced plasma (DPP) and laser produced plasma (LPP) devices. There are still many uncertainties in determining the optimum device since there are many parameters for the suitable and efficient energy source and target configuration and size. Complex devices with trigger lasers in DPP or with pre-pulsing in LPP provide wide area for optimization in regards to conversion efficiency (CE) and components lifetime. We considered in our analysis a promising LPP source configuration using 10-30 {mu}m tin droplet targets, and predicted conditions for the most efficient EUV radiation output and collection as well as calculating photons source location and size. We optimized several parameters of dual-beam lasers and their relationship to target size. We used our HEIGHTS comprehensive and integrated full 3D simulation package to study and optimize LPP processes with various target sizes to maximize the CE of the system.

Sizyuk, T.; Hassanein, A. [Center for Materials under Extreme Environment, School of Nuclear Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 (United States)

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Integration of Microsoft Windows applications with \\{MDSplus\\} data acquisition on the National Spherical Torus Experiment at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory  

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Data acquisition on the National Spherical Torus Experiment at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has increasingly involved the use of Personal Computers and specially developed turn-key hardware and software systems to control diagnostics. Interaction with these proprietary software packages is accomplished through use of Visual Basic, or Visual C++ and Component Object Model (com) technology. com is a software architecture that allows the components made by different software vendors to be combined into a variety of applications. This technology is particularly well suited to these systems because of its programming language independence, standards for function calling between components, and ability to transparently reference remote processes. com objects make possible the creation of acquisition software that can control the experimental parameters of both the hardware and software. Synchronization of these applications for diagnostics, such as charged couple device cameras and residual gas analyzers, with the rest of the experiment event cycle at PPPL has been made possible by utilization of the \\{MDSplus\\} libraries for Windows. Instead of transferring large data files to remote disk space, Windows \\{MDSplus\\} events and I/O functions allow us to put raw data into \\{MDSplus\\} directly from interactive data language for Windows and Visual Basic. The combination of com technology and the \\{MDSplus\\} libraries for Windows provide the tools for many new possibilities in versatile acquisition applications and future diagnostics.

Dana M. Mastrovito

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Computational analysis of 3D-flows in rocket produced H2/H2O plasma based MHD generators for space applications  

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In this paper, a study is presented in which the magnetohydrodynamic interactions have been analysed in Faraday connection generators, which show potential for space applications. The channel design of an extensively studied Sakhalin generator developed in the former USSR has been used and coupled with a cesium seeded liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen combustion based chemical rocket. The CFD analysis of this design has been done using a program code based on multigrid algorithms for the solution of momentum and electrical equations. The code implements corrections in k-epsilon turbulence equations and for the calculations of transport properties of the plasma. The development of the secondary flows with complicated six vortex cells in the MHD channel has been analysed, which show agreement with a previous experimental study. Also, it has been shown that power output of the MHD generator could be significantly improved by changing the configuration of the MHD channel.

Ayush Saurabh; Ali Turan

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Laser guiding for GeV laserplasma accelerators  

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...plasma-beat-wave accelerator. Phys. Rev...Singhal2003Applications for nuclear phenomena generated...laser wakefield accelerators. Phys. Plasmas...crossing a plasma-vacuum boundary. Phys...laser wakefield accelerators. Phys. Plasmas...generated at a plasma-vacuum interface. Phys...

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PLASMA SCIENCE, VOL. 39, NO. 12, DECEMBER 2011 3307 Microwave-Plasma-Coupled Re-Ignition of  

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-ignition phenomenon is observed when fuel/ oxidizer is re-introduced into an atmospheric-pressure plasma dischargeIEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PLASMA SCIENCE, VOL. 39, NO. 12, DECEMBER 2011 3307 Microwave-Plasma generated by cutting off the gas flow in a re-entrant microwave-plasma applicator system used for plasma

Lee, Tonghun

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DUST-PLASMA INTERACTIONS  

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The objective of our theoretical research under this grant over the past 3 years was to develop new understanding in a range of topics in the physics of dust-plasma interactions, with application to space and the laboratory. We conducted studies related to the physical properties of dust, waves and instabilities in both weakly coupled and strongly coupled dusty plasmas, and innovative possible applications. A major consideration in our choice of topics was to compare theory with experiments or observations, and to motivate new experiments, which we believe is important for developing this relatively new field. Our research is summarized, with reference to our list of journal publications.

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Lewis D Meixler | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab  

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Lewis D Meixler Head, Technology Transfer and Applications Research Lew Meixler is presently Head of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) Office of Technology Transfer,...

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Development of Dual Functional Textile Materials Using Atmospheric Plasma Treatments.  

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??Glow discharges and low temperature plasmas and their applications have increasingly entered various areas of industrial applications. The textile industry is a developing area for (more)

Mittal, Khushboo Surender

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Fractal structures in nonlinear plasma physics  

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...In this paper, we focus on applications in fusion plasmas, specifically the...1-10ns) and the plasma confinement time...this work, we will focus on the magnetic field...motion in confined plasmas [8,13,14]. The...

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization and tribological application of diamond-like carbon (DLC) films prepared by radio-frequency plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (RF-PECVD) technique  

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Diamond-like carbon (DLC) films were successfully prepared on glass substrates and surfaces of selenium drums via radio frequency plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition method. The...

Ning Cao; Zhen-yi Fei; Yong-xin Qi; Wen-wen Chen

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Ferroelectric plasma thruster for microspacecraft propulsion  

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This paper presents a technology in microthruster design: the ferroelectric plasma thruster (FEPT). The FEPT utilizes an applied rf electric field to create plasma on the surface of a ferroelectric dielectric. Acceleration of ions from this plasma provides thrust. Advantages of the FEPT include emission of both electrons and ions leading to self-neutralization, creation of plasma, and acceleration of ions with a single power supply, and application of thrust in a short amount of time. We present the concept of the thruster, operational physics, as well as experimental results demonstrating plasma creation and ion acceleration. These results along with plasma spectroscopy allow us to calculate thruster parameters.

Kemp, Mark A.; Kovaleski, Scott D. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri 65211 (United States)

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasma Physics  

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of light years can emerge from the frenetic motion of plasmas. A team of Lawrence Livermore researchers has discovered that supersonic counter-streaming (directed at each...

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Design of a UHV-compatible rf plasma source and its application to self-assembled layers of CoPt{sub 3} nanoparticles  

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A compact, versatile, and simple rf plasma source with capacitive coupling compatible to ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) requirements was designed and built to allow sequences of sample surface modification in plasma and surface preparation and analysis in vacuum without breaking the vacuum. The plasma source was operated at working pressures of less than 1 to a few millibars. Sample transfer to UHV was performed at pressures around 10{sup -9} mbar. For easy integration into an existing UHV setup, the sample recipient and transfer system were made to accept standard commercial sample holders. Preliminary experiments were performed by exposing monolayers of colloidal CoPt{sub 3} nanoparticles to oxygen and hydrogen plasmas. The structural and chemical effects of the plasma treatments were analyzed with scanning electron microscopy and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy.

Gehl, B.; Leist, U.; Aleksandrovic, V.; Nickut, P.; Zielasek, V.; Weller, H.; Al-Shamery, K.; Baeumer, M. [Institut fuer Angewandte und Physikalische Chemie, Universitaet Bremen, Leobener Strasse NW2, D-28359 Bremen (Germany); Institut fuer Reine und Angewandte Chemie, Universitaet Oldenburg, Postfach 2503, D-26111 Oldenburg (Germany); Institut fuer Physikalische Chemie, Universitaet Hamburg, Grindelallee 117, D-20146 Hamburg (Germany); Institut fuer Reine und Angewandte Chemie, Universitaet Oldenburg, Postfach 2503, D-26111 Oldenburg (Germany); Institut fuer Angewandte und Physikalische Chemie, Universitaet Bremen, Leobener Strasse NW2, D-28359 Bremen (Germany); Institut fuer Physikalische Chemie, Universitaet Hamburg, Grindelallee 117, D-20146 Hamburg (Germany); Institut fuer Reine und Angewandte Chemie, Universitaet Oldenburg, Postfach 2503, D-26111 Oldenburg (Germany); Institut fuer Angewandte und Physikalische Chemie, Universitaet Bremen, Leobener Strasse NW2, D-28359 Bremen (Germany)

2006-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

175

Plasma probe characteristics in low density hydrogen pulsed plasmas  

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Probe theories are only applicable in the regime where the probe's perturbation of the plasma can be neglected. However, it is not always possible to know, a priori, that a particular probe theory can be successfully applied, especially in low density plasmas. This is especially difficult in the case of transient, low density plasmas. Here, we applied probe diagnostics in combination with a 2D particle-in-cell model, to an experiment with a pulsed low density hydrogen plasma. The calculations took into account the full chamber geometry, including the plasma probe as an electrode in the chamber. It was found that the simulations reproduce the time evolution of the probe IV characteristics with good accuracy. The disagreement between the simulated and probe measured plasma density is attributed to the limited applicability of probe theory to measurements of low density pulsed plasmas. Indeed, in the case studied here, probe measurements would lead to a large overestimate of the plasma density. In contrast, the ...

Astakhov, D I; Lee, C J; Ivanov, V V; Krivtsun, V M; Zotovich, A I; Zyryanov, S M; Lopaev, D V; Bijkerk, F

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Plasma Radiation  

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... JUST over ten years ago the first book on plasma physics as a subject in its own right appeared; in a gradually swelling stream ... been surprisingly few monographs. One topic which has had scant coverage in any form is plasma radiation (except for spectral-line radiation which has been dealt with very fully in ...

T. J. M. BOYD

1967-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition of boron-doped hydrogenated amorphous silicon thin films and the application to p-channel thin film transistor  

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The material and process characteristics of boron doped hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) thin film deposited by plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition technique (PECVD) have been studied. The goal is to apply the high quality films...

Nominanda, Helinda

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

178

CF4 Plasma Treatment of Poly(dimethylsiloxane): Effect of Fillers and Its Application to High-Aspect-Ratio UV Embossing  

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Surface treatment of poly(tetrafluoroethylene) by O2, H2, N2, He, Ne, Ar, and CF4 nonisothermal glow discharges has been investigated by XPS and at.-force microscopy. ... CF4 plasma treatment of a range of polymers (polyethylene, polypropylene, polyisoprene, polystyrene, poly(ether ether ketone), polyethylene terephthalate, polycarbonate, polysulfone, and poly(ether sulfone)) has been investigated by XPS (XPS). ... CF4 Plasma Treatment of Asymmetric Polysulfone Membranes ...

Y. H. Yan; M. B. Chan-Park; C. Y. Yue

2005-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Applications:  

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Applications: Applications: ● Telecommunications: cell / smartphone; multi-party secure phone calls; videoconferencing; Voice over IP (VoIP) ● Banking and financial transactions: ATM, debit / credit card and e-Commerce ● e-Business; e-gaming; e-books; e-music; e-movies; e-gambling ● Wireless internet ● Electronic voting ● Facility and vehicle access ● Information exchange for government/defense

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Design, Construction and Characterization of AC Atmospheric Pressure Air Non-thermal Plasma Jet  

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This paper presents the design and construction of non-thermal plasma jet device which was built in plasma phys. Dept., NRC, AEA, Egypt with a plasma application group. This design will be useful to initiate ...

K. M. Ahmed; T. M. Allam; H. A. El-sayed; H. M. Soliman

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Deposition of Plasma Polymer Films by an Atmospheric Pressure Glow Discharge  

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Plasma assisted chemical vapor deposition is a proven ... . The application of non-thermal low pressure plasmas containing organic compounds for thin film deposition by plasma polymerization is well known1.... Th...

Rdiger Foest; Florian Sigeneger; Martin Schmidt

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Thermodynamics of a dusty plasma  

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In the present work, we develop the thermodynamics of a dusty plasma and give an equation of state for two cases: (a) when the dust forms a stationary background and the charge on the grain does not vary and (b) when the dust charge fluctuates either due to the fluctuations in the electron and ion number densities or due to the dust density variation. Application of the results to the various space plasma situations has been indicated.

B. P. Pandey

2004-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

183

Electrostatic interaction in dusty plasma  

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Two modifications of the standard description of electrostatic interaction in a dusty plasma are emphasized. First, the Coulomb-type potential profile is not applicable at very short distances around a dust grain, due to the polarization of the charge on the grain, i.e., the image charge effect, and, second, at larger distances, the standard Debye-Hckel potential screening is modified due to nonlinear corrections in the expanded Boltzmann distribution for plasma particles.

J. Vranje; M. Y. Tanaka; B. P. Pandey; M. Kono

2002-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasma-based Accelerator with Magnetic Compression  

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Electron dephasing is a major gain-inhibiting effect in plasma-based accelerators. A novel method is proposed to overcome dephasing, in which the modulation of a modest (#24; O(10 kG)), axial, uniform magnetic field in the acceleration channel leads to densification of the plasma through magnetic compression, enabling direct, time-resolved control of the plasma wave properties. The methodology is broadly applicable and can be optimized to improve the leading acceleration approaches, including plasma beat-wave, plasma wakefield, and laser wakefield acceleration. The advantages of magnetic compression compared to other proposed schemes to overcome dephasing are identified.

Paul F. Schmit and Nathaniel J. Fisch

2012-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

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High-performance simulations for atmospheric pressure plasma reactor  

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Plasma-assisted processing and deposition of materials is an important component of modern industrial applications, with plasma reactors sharing 30% to 40% of manufacturing steps in microelectronics production. Development of new flexible electronics ...

Svyatoslav Chugunov / Iskander Akhatov

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Plasma Simulation Program  

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Many others in the fusion energy and advanced scientific computing communities participated in the development of this plan. The core planning team is grateful for their important contributions. This summary is meant as a quick overview the Fusion Simulation Program's (FSP's) purpose and intentions. There are several additional documents referenced within this one and all are supplemental or flow down from this Program Plan. The overall science goal of the DOE Office of Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) Fusion Simulation Program (FSP) is to develop predictive simulation capability for magnetically confined fusion plasmas at an unprecedented level of integration and fidelity. This will directly support and enable effective U.S. participation in International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) research and the overall mission of delivering practical fusion energy. The FSP will address a rich set of scientific issues together with experimental programs, producing validated integrated physics results. This is very well aligned with the mission of the ITER Organization to coordinate with its members the integrated modeling and control of fusion plasmas, including benchmarking and validation activities. [1]. Initial FSP research will focus on two critical Integrated Science Application (ISA) areas: ISA1, the plasma edge; and ISA2, whole device modeling (WDM) including disruption avoidance. The first of these problems involves the narrow plasma boundary layer and its complex interactions with the plasma core and the surrounding material wall. The second requires development of a computationally tractable, but comprehensive model that describes all equilibrium and dynamic processes at a sufficient level of detail to provide useful prediction of the temporal evolution of fusion plasma experiments. The initial driver for the whole device model will be prediction and avoidance of discharge-terminating disruptions, especially at high performance, which are a critical impediment to successful operation of machines like ITER. If disruptions prove unable to be avoided, their associated dynamics and effects will be addressed in the next phase of the FSP.

Greenwald, Martin

2011-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasma-Assisted Synthesis of TiO2 Nanorods by Gliding Arc Discharge Processing at Atmospheric Pressure for Photocatalytic Applications  

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The present study explores a new method of synthesis of TiO2 nano-particles in an aqueous medium from TiCl3 precursor by non-thermal plasma in humid air as feeding gas obtained at atmospheric pressure. The precur...

E. Acayanka; A. Tiya Djowe; S. Laminsi

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

A Monte Carlo algorithm for degenerate plasmas  

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A procedure for performing Monte Carlo calculations of plasmas with an arbitrary level of degeneracy is outlined. It has possible applications in inertial confinement fusion and astrophysics. Degenerate particles are initialised according to the Fermi-Dirac ... Keywords: Degenerate plasma, Monte Carlo

A. E. Turrell; M. Sherlock; S. J. Rose

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-energy x-ray and electron physics and applications to diagnostics development for laser-produced plasma research. Final report, April 30, 1980-April 29, 1981  

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This final report describes a collaborative extension of an ongoing research program in low-energy x-ray and electron physics into particular areas of immediate need for the diagnostics of plasmas as involved in laser-produced fusion research. It has been for the continued support for one year of a post-doctoral research associate and for three student research assistants who have been applied to the following specific efforts: (1) the continuation of our research on the absolute characterization of x-ray photocathode systems for the 0.1 to 10 keV photon energy region. The research results were applied collaboratively to the design, construction and calibration of photocathodes for time-resolved detection with the XRD and the streak and framing cameras; (2) the design, construction and absolute calibration of optimized, bolt-on spectrographs for the absolute measurement of laser-produced plasma spectra.

Henke, B.L.

1981-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Low voltage operation of plasma focus  

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Plasma foci of compact sizes and operating with low energies (from tens of joules to few hundred joules) have found application in recent years and have attracted plasma-physics scientists and engineers for research in this direction. We are presenting a low energy and miniature plasma focus which operates from a capacitor bank of 8.4 ? ? F capacity charged at 4.24.3 kV and delivering approximately 52 kA peak current at approximately 60 nH calculated circuit inductance. The total circuit inductance includes the plasma focusinductance. The reported plasma focus operates at the lowest voltage among all reported plasma foci so far. Moreover the cost of capacitor bank used for plasma focus is nearly 20 U.S. dollars making it very cheap. At low voltage operation of plasma focus the initial breakdown mechanism becomes important for operation of plasma focus. The quartz glass tube is used as insulator and breakdown initiation is done on its surface. The total energy of the plasma focus is approximately 75 J. The plasma focus system is made compact and the switching of capacitor bank energy is done by manual operating switch. The focus is operated with hydrogen and deuterium filled at 12 mbar.

Rohit Shukla; S. K. Sharma; P. Banerjee; R. Das; P. Deb; T. Prabahar; B. K. Das; B. Adhikary; A. Shyam

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The application scope of the reductive perturbation method and the upper limit of the dust acoustic solitary waves in a dusty plasma  

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The dust acoustic solitary waves have been numerically investigated by using one dimensional electrostatic particle-in-cell method. By comparing the numerical results with those obtained from the traditional reductive perturbation method, it is found that there exist the maximum dimensionless amplitude and propagation speed of the dust acoustic solitary wave. And these limitations of the solitary wave are explained by using the Sagdeev potential technique. Furthermore, it is noticed that although ? ? 1 is required in the reductive perturbation method generally, the reductive perturbation method is also valid for ??plasma, which may be extended to branches where the reductive perturbation method is used.

Qi, Xin; Xu, Yan-xia; Duan, Wen-shan, E-mail: duanws@nwnu.edu.cn [Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000, China and Joint Laboratory of Atomic and Molecular Physics of NWNU and IMP CAS, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou, 730070 Gansu (China)] [Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000, China and Joint Laboratory of Atomic and Molecular Physics of NWNU and IMP CAS, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou, 730070 Gansu (China); Yang, Lei, E-mail: lyang@impcas.ac.cn [Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000, China and Joint Laboratory of Atomic and Molecular Physics of NWNU and IMP CAS, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou, 730070 Gansu (China) [Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000, China and Joint Laboratory of Atomic and Molecular Physics of NWNU and IMP CAS, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou, 730070 Gansu (China); Department of Physics, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000 (China)

2014-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

192

Oscillatory nonohomic current drive for maintaining a plasma current  

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Apparatus and methods are described for maintaining a plasma current with an oscillatory nonohmic current drive. Each cycle of operation has a generation period in which current driving energy is applied to the plasma, and a relaxation period in which current driving energy is removed. Plasma parameters, such as plasma temperature or plasma average ionic charge state, are modified during the generation period so as to oscillate plasma resistivity in synchronism with the application of current driving energy. The invention improves overall current drive efficiencies.

Fisch, N.J.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Oscillatory nonhmic current drive for maintaining a plasma current  

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Apparatus and method of the invention maintain a plasma current with an oscillatory nonohmic current drive. Each cycle of operation has a generation period in which current driving energy is applied to the plasma, and a relaxation period in which current driving energy is removed. Plasma parameters, such as plasma temperature or plasma average ionic charge state, are modified during the generation period so as to oscillate plasma resistivity in synchronism with the application of current driving energy. The invention improves overall current drive efficiencies.

Fisch, Nathaniel J. (Princeton, NJ)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical boundary reconstruction of tokamak plasmas for feedback control of plasma position and shape  

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A new diagnostic is developed to reconstruct the plasma boundary using visible wavelength images. Exploiting the plasma's edge localized and toroidally symmetric emission profile, a new coordinate transform is presented to reconstruct the plasma boundary from a poloidal view image. The plasma boundary reconstruction is implemented in MATLAB and applied to camera images of Mega-Ampere Spherical Tokamak discharges. The optically reconstructed plasma boundaries are compared to magnetic reconstructions from the offline reconstruction code EFIT, showing very good qualitative and quantitative agreement. Average errors are within 2 cm and correlation is high. In the current software implementation, plasma boundary reconstruction from a single image takes 3 ms. The applicability and system requirements of the new optical boundary reconstruction, called OFIT, for use in both feedback control of plasma position and shape and in offline reconstruction tools are discussed.

Hommen, G.; Baar, M. de [Control Systems Technology Group, Eindhoven University of Technology, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven (Netherlands); FOM Institute for Plasma Physics ''Rijnhuizen'', Association EURATOM-FOM, Trilateral Euregio Cluster, P.O. Box 1207, 3430 BE Nieuwegein (Netherlands); Nuij, P.; Steinbuch, M. [Control Systems Technology Group, Eindhoven University of Technology, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven (Netherlands); McArdle, G.; Akers, R. [EURATOM/CCFE Fusion Association, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 3DB (United Kingdom)

2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

195

Laser plasma focus produced in a ring target  

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A new geometry for generating a laser?produced plasma is presented. A toroidalmirror is used to focus a CO2laser beam on the inside wall of a copper ring target. The plasma produced converges at the center of the ring where an axial plasma focus is formed. High?speed photography shows details of a plasma generated at a distance from the target surface. This new geometry could have important applications in the field of x?ray lasers.

G. Saint?Hilaire; Z. Szili

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Properties of Nonneutral Plasma  

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We describe an apparatus for producing a magnetized column of nonneutral electron plasma which is many Debye lengths in radius. The plasma exhibits the linear and nonlinear electron-wave effects observed in neutralized plasmas.

J. H. Malmberg and J. S. deGrassie

1975-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of multivariate curve resolution-alternating least squares for the determination of boron isotope ratios by inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry  

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Abstract Multivariate curve resolution-alternating least squares (MCR-ALS) was applied to atomic emission data obtained from inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry analysis of boron for the quantification of 10B/11B ratios. The determination of isotopic composition of boron is based on the isotopic shift of 10B and 11B in the emission line of 208.957nm. After recording of the emission spectra in the range of 208.940208.970 nm, evaluation of isotopic composition of boron containing samples was performed with MCR-ALS algorithm. MCR-ALS was able to resolve the emission spectra of 10B and 11B mixtures. The performance of the proposed methods was tested by determination of 10B/11B ratios in synthetic mixtures and also water samples.

Ehsan Zolfonoun; Seyed Javad Ahmadi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gas Phase Diagnosis of Disilane/Hydrogen RF Glow Discharge Plasma and Its Application to High Rate Growth of High Quality Amorphous Silicon  

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Gas phase diagnosis of disilane/hydrogen plasma was carried out using mass spectrometry. At high growth rate (20 /s) conditions using pure disilane as a source gas, the partial pressure of disilane molecules measured by mass spectrometry was more than one order of magnitude higher than in the case when mono-silane was used as a source gas. The stability of amorphous silicon films prepared from disilane was improved by the hydrogen dilution technique, although the disilane partial pressure in this condition was much higher than in the case when mono-silane was used as a source gas for device quality films. The relation between the gas phase species and the stability of the resulting films is studied. It was found that increase in disilane related signal intensity do not decrease film stability directly.

Wataru Futako; Tomoko Takagi; Tomonori Nishimoto; Michio Kondo; Isamu Shimizu; Akihisa Matsuda

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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5 - Surface Wave Plasma Sources  

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Publisher Summary This chapter summarizes the advantages of the surface wave (SW) plasma sources. It includes a summary of the wave and plasma properties of SW sustained plasma columns, review of the essential parts composing a SW plasma source; describes a family of efficient SW launchers for such plasma sources, dwells on three typical experimental arrangements and a brief summary recalling the advantages of SW plasma sources. Surface wave discharges have the advantage of the broadest operating conditions in terms of frequency, tube dimensions and shape, and gas pressure. For example they can be utilized over both the RF (radiofrequency) and microwave domains, which permits one to optimize given processes as a function of frequency (generally through changes in the electron energy distribution function). A further advantage of SW plasmas is that they are the best modeled HF plasmas. This provides insight into HF discharges in general since, to a first approximation, the local plasma properties of SW discharges are the same as in all RF and microwave discharges under given discharge conditions, and for a given HF power density deposited in the plasma. Compared to other RF and microwave plasma sources, SW discharges are undoubtedly the most flexible ones. They also are efficient discharges since very little HF power is lost in the impedance matching circuit. Finally, a major future avenue for these discharges is their operation as magnetized plasmas. As a first approach to presenting surface wave (SW) plasma sources, let us consider their distinctive features with respect to the other plasma sources described in the book:o1. The discharge can be sustained far away from the active zone of the field applicator. This is because the electric field supporting the discharge is provided by a wave that carries away the power from the applicator. It is an electromagnetic surface wave whose sole guiding structure is the plasma column that it sustains and the dielectric tube enclosing it [1][3]. This is, thus, a non-cumbersome method for producing long plasma columns; plasma columns up to 6 meters in length have been achieved in our laboratory while launching the wave with a field applicator that surrounded the discharge tube over a few centimeters in length only. [4][5] 2. The range of the applied field frequency f=?/2? is the broadest of all kinds of high frequency (HF) sustained plasma sources. We have succeeded in realizing HF power transfer to the discharge efficiently from approximately 10 \\{MHz\\} to 10 \\{GHz\\} [6] and, with impaired coupling efficiency, down to 200 kHz [7]. This frequency range includes radiofrequencies (RF) and the lower part of the microwave frequency spectrum; we use the term high frequencies to designate RF as well as microwave frequencies. An interesting aspect of this frequency flexibility is the possibility of acting on the electron energy distribution function (EEDF) to optimize a given plasma process [8]. 3. The gas pressure range is extremely large. On the one hand, one can operate SW discharges in the sub-mtorr range under electron cyclotron resonance (ECR) conditions, [9] while, on the other hand, it is possible to sustain a stable plasma of a few millimeters diameter at pressures at least a few times atmospheric pressure [10]. 4. The range of plasma, density, n, is very large. At reduced pressure and with f in the few \\{MHz\\} range, n, can be as low as 108 cm?3, [7] while at atmospheric pressure it can exceed 1015 cm?3[10] A related parameter is the degree of ionization ?i, i.e. the plasma density relative to the initial neutral atom concentration. Under ECR conditions, for example with f=2.45 \\{GHz\\} where n can reach up to a few 1012 cm?3, ?i ranges approximately from 0.110%, whereas in the above-mentioned atmospheric pressure case, it is smaller than 10?4. The higher n, the higher the rate of plasma processes depending on ions or on neutral particles (e.g., atoms, radicals) when the latter are obtained through electron collisions [8]. Large ?i values favor the existence of

Michel Moisan; Jolle Margot; Zenon Zakrzewski

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Charge-exchange collisions in interpenetrating laser-produced magnesium plasmas  

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Charge-exchange collisions in interpenetrating laser-produced magnesium plasmas S.S. HARILAL,1 C charge-exchange collisions between highly charged Mg ions in colliding laser-produced magnesium plasmas magnesium plasmas. 1. INTRODUCTION Several applications of laser-produced plasmas involve an experimental

Harilal, S. S.

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Angular scattering of 150 keV ions through graphene and thin carbon foils: Potential applications for space plasma instrumentation  

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We present experimental results for the angular scattering of ?150 keV H, He, C, O, N, Ne, and Ar ions transiting through graphene foils and compare them with scattering through nominal ?0.5 ?g?cm{sup ?2} carbon foils. Thin carbon foils play a critical role in time-of-flight ion mass spectrometers and energetic neutral atom sensors in space. These instruments take advantage of the charge exchange and secondary electron emission produced as ions or neutral atoms transit these foils. This interaction also produces angular scattering and energy straggling for the incident ion or neutral atom that acts to decrease the performance of a given instrument. Our results show that the angular scattering of ions through graphene is less pronounced than through the state-of-the-art 0.5 ?g?cm{sup ?2} carbon foils used in space-based particle detectors. At energies less than 50 keV, the scattering angle half width at half maximum, ?{sub 1/2}, for ?35 atoms thick graphene is up to a factor of 3.5 smaller than for 0.5 ?g?cm{sup ?2} (?20 atoms thick) carbon foils. Thus, graphene foils have the potential to improve the performance of space-based plasma instruments for energies below ?50 keV.

Ebert, Robert W., E-mail: rebert@swri.edu [Southwest Research Institute, P. O. Drawer 28510, San Antonio, Texas 78228-0510 (United States); Allegrini, Frdric; Fuselier, Stephen A.; Nicolaou, Georgios [Southwest Research Institute, P. O. Drawer 28510, San Antonio, Texas 78228-0510 (United States) [Southwest Research Institute, P. O. Drawer 28510, San Antonio, Texas 78228-0510 (United States); Physics and Astronomy Department, University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, Texas 78249 (United States); Bedworth, Peter; Sinton, Steve [Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center, 3251 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, California 94304 (United States)] [Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center, 3251 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, California 94304 (United States); Trattner, Karlheinz J. [Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center, 3251 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, California 94304 (United States) [Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center, 3251 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, California 94304 (United States); Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado, 1234 Innovation Drive, Boulder, Colorado 80303 (United States)

2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

202

Communication through plasma sheaths  

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We wish to transmit messages to and from a hypersonic vehicle around which a plasma sheath has formed. For long distance transmission, the signal carrying these messages must be necessarily low frequency, typically 2 GHz, to which the plasma sheath is opaque. The idea is to use the plasma properties to make the plasma sheath appear transparent.

Korotkevich, A. O.; Newell, A. C.; Zakharov, V. E. [Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics RAS, 2, Kosygin Str., Moscow, 119334 (Russian Federation); Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona, 617 N. Santa Rita Ave., Tucson, Arizona 85721 (United States); Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona, 617 N. Santa Rita Ave., Tucson, Arizona 85721 (United States); Lebedev Physical Institute RAS, 53, Leninsky Prosp., GSP-1 Moscow, 119991 (Russian Federation); Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics RAS, 2, Kosygin Str., Moscow, 119334 (Russian Federation) and Waves and Solitons LLC, 918 W. Windsong Dr., Phoenix, Arizona 85045 (United States)

2007-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Anomalous radial transport in tokamak edge plasma  

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Transport in tokamak plasma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Numerical simulations of tokamak plasma . . . . . . . . .of blobs in tokamak edge plasmas . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Bodi, Vasudeva Raghavendra Kowsik

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simultaneous quantification of cefpodoxime proxetil and clavulanic acid in human plasma by LCMS using solid phase extraction with application to pharmacokinetic studies  

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A simple, rapid and selective high performance liquid chromatographyatmospheric pressure chemical ionization-mass spectrometry (HPLCAPCI-MS) method was developed and validated for the simultaneous estimation of cefpodoxime proxetil (CDPX) and clavulanic acid (CA) in human plasma. Extraction of samples was done by solid phase extraction technique (SPE) and chloramphenicol used as internal standard. Chromatographic separation was carried out on a reverse phase Princeton SPHER C18 (150mmנ4mm i.d., 5?m) column using mixture of methanol: acetonitrile: 2mM ammonium acetate (25:25:50, v/v, pH 3.5) at 0.8mL/min flow rate. Detection was performed on a single quadrupole MS by selected ion monitoring (SIM) mode via APCI source. The calibration curve was linear within the concentration range, 0.044.4?g/mL and 0.110.0?g/mL for CDPX and CA respectively. Pharmacokinetic parameters of tablet (CDPX 200mg, CA 125mg) were evaluated. Cmax, Tmax, T1/2, elimination rate constant (Kel), AUC0t, and AUC0? of tablet were 2.130.06?g/mL, 2h, 3.050.15h, 0.240.37h?1, 6.810.14?g h/mL and 7.720.23?g h/mL respectively for cefpodoxime (CP), 5.340.28?g/mL, 2h, 2.730.25h, 0.260.31h?1, 15.370.16?g h/mL and 16.590.53?g h/mL respectively for CA.

Anil Dubala; Janaki Sankarachari Krishnan Nagarajan; Chandran Sathish Vimal; Renjith George

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasma Physics PART Al: INTRODUCTION TO PLASMA SCIENCE  

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Plasma Physics PART Al: INTRODUCTION TO PLASMA SCIENCE I. What is a plasma? 1 II. Plasma fundamentals 3 1. Quasineutrality and Debye length 2. Plasma frequency and acoustic velocity 3. Larmor radius; magnetic buckets Cross section data 21 PART A3: PLASMA SOURCES I IV. Introduction to plasma sources 25 1

Chen, Francis F.

206

New wave effects in nonstationary plasma  

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Through particle-in-cell simulations and analytics, a host of interesting and novel wave effects in nonstationary plasma are examined. In particular, Langmuir waves serve as a model system to explore wave dynamics in plasmas undergoing compression, expansion, and charge recombination. The entire wave life-cycle is explored, including wave excitation, adiabatic evolution and action conservation, nonadiabatic evolution and resonant wave-particle effects, collisional dissipation, and potential laboratory applications of the aforementioned phenomenology.

Schmit, P. F. [Sandia National Laboratories, P.O. Box 5800, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185-1186 (United States)] [Sandia National Laboratories, P.O. Box 5800, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185-1186 (United States); Fisch, N. J. [Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544 (United States)] [Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544 (United States)

2013-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Cold atmospheric plasma in cancer therapy  

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Recent progress in atmospheric plasmas has led to the creation of cold plasmas with ion temperature close to room temperature. This paper outlines recent progress in understanding of cold plasma physics as well as application of cold atmospheric plasma (CAP) in cancer therapy. Varieties of novel plasma diagnostic techniques were developed recently in a quest to understand physics of CAP. It was established that the streamer head charge is about 10{sup 8} electrons, the electrical field in the head vicinity is about 10{sup 7} V/m, and the electron density of the streamer column is about 10{sup 19} m{sup ?3}. Both in-vitro and in-vivo studies of CAP action on cancer were performed. It was shown that the cold plasma application selectively eradicates cancer cells in-vitro without damaging normal cells and significantly reduces tumor size in-vivo. Studies indicate that the mechanism of action of cold plasma on cancer cells is related to generation of reactive oxygen species with possible induction of the apoptosis pathway. It is also shown that the cancer cells are more susceptible to the effects of CAP because a greater percentage of cells are in the S phase of the cell cycle.

Keidar, Michael; Shashurin, Alex; Volotskova, Olga [Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, George Washington University, Washington DC 20052 (United States)] [Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, George Washington University, Washington DC 20052 (United States); Ann Stepp, Mary [Medical School, George Washington University, Washington DC 20052 (United States)] [Medical School, George Washington University, Washington DC 20052 (United States); Srinivasan, Priya; Sandler, Anthony [Childrens National Medical Center, Washington DC 20010 (United States)] [Childrens National Medical Center, Washington DC 20010 (United States); Trink, Barry [Head and Neck Cancer Research Division, Department of Otolaryngology, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205 (United States)] [Head and Neck Cancer Research Division, Department of Otolaryngology, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205 (United States)

2013-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Low temperature deposition of transparent conducting oxide films: Comparison of different pulsed sputtering and arc plasma methods  

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Electrochromically switched, gas-reservoir metal hydride devices with Electrochromically switched, gas-reservoir metal hydride devices with application to energy-efficient windows André Anders, Jonathan L. Slack, and Thomas J. Richardson Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley, California Abstract Proof-of-principle gas-reservoir MnNiMg electrochromic mirror devices have been investigated. In contrast to conventional electrochromic approaches, hydrogen is stored (at low concentration) in the gas volume between glass panes of the insulated glass units (IGUs). The elimination of a solid state ion storage layer simplifies the layer stack, enhances overall transmission, and reduces cost. The cyclic switching properties were demonstrated and system durability improved with the incorporation a thin Zr barrier layer between the MnNiMg layer

209

Interactions of Non-Thermal Atmospheric Pressure Plasma with Solid and Liquid Food Systems: A Review  

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Non-equilibrium atmospheric pressure plasma processes combine several advantages such as non- ... science and technology dealing with the application of plasma processes on solid and liquid foodstuff. Starting wi...

Bjrn Surowsky; Oliver Schlter; Dietrich Knorr

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Control of focusing forces and emittances in plasma-based accelerators using near-hollow plasma channels  

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A near-hollow plasma channel, where the plasma density in the channel is much less than the plasma density in the walls, is proposed to provide independent control over the focusing and accelerating forces in a plasma accelerator. In this geometry the low density in the channel contributes to the focusing forces, while the accelerating fields are determined by the high density in the channel walls. The channel also provides guiding for intense laser pulses used for wakefield excitation. Both electron and positron beams can be accelerated in a nearly symmetric fashion. Near-hollow plasma channels can effectively mitigate emittance growth due to Coulomb scattering for high energy physics applications.

Schroeder, Carl; Esarey, Eric; Benedetti, Carlo; Leemans, Wim

2013-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Theoretical & Computational Plasma Physicist | Princeton Plasma...  

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Research Requisition Number: 1400777 PPPLTheory Department has an opening at the rank of Research Physicist in theoretical and computational plasma physics in the area of...

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Plasma Astrophysics | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab  

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Plasma Astrophysics One of the most common but least understood phenomena in the universe is an explosive process called magnetic reconnection. PPPL's Magnetic Reconnection...

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Interdisciplinary plasma theory workshop | Princeton Plasma Physics...  

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Science sponsored the week-long event with additional support from the Max Planck-Princeton Center for Plasma Physics, whose members include PPPL and the Princeton...

214

Nonlinear plasma wave in magnetized plasmas  

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Nonlinear axisymmetric cylindrical plasma oscillations in magnetized collisionless plasmas are a model for the electron fluid collapse on the axis behind an ultrashort relativisically intense laser pulse exciting a plasma wake wave. We present an analytical description of the strongly nonlinear oscillations showing that the magnetic field prevents closing of the cavity formed behind the laser pulse. This effect is demonstrated with 3D PIC simulations of the laser-plasma interaction. An analysis of the betatron oscillations of fast electrons in the presence of the magnetic field reveals a characteristic Four-Ray Star pattern.

Bulanov, Sergei V. [Kansai Photon Science Institute, JAEA, Kizugawa, Kyoto 619-0215 (Japan) [Kansai Photon Science Institute, JAEA, Kizugawa, Kyoto 619-0215 (Japan); Prokhorov Institute of General Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow 119991 (Russian Federation); Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Dolgoprudny, Moscow region 141700 (Russian Federation); Esirkepov, Timur Zh.; Kando, Masaki; Koga, James K. [Kansai Photon Science Institute, JAEA, Kizugawa, Kyoto 619-0215 (Japan)] [Kansai Photon Science Institute, JAEA, Kizugawa, Kyoto 619-0215 (Japan); Hosokai, Tomonao; Zhidkov, Alexei G. [Photon Pioneers Center, Osaka University, 2-8 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan) [Photon Pioneers Center, Osaka University, 2-8 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan); Japan Science and Technology Agency, CREST, 2-1, Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan); Kodama, Ryosuke [Photon Pioneers Center, Osaka University, 2-8 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan) [Photon Pioneers Center, Osaka University, 2-8 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan); Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan)

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215

Complex-plasma boundaries  

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This study deals with the boundary between a normal plasma of ions and electrons, and an adjacent complex plasma of ions, electrons, and microparticles, as found in innumerable examples in nature. Here we show that the matching between the two plasmas involve electrostatic double layers. These double layers explain the sharp boundaries observed in the laboratory and in astrophysics. A modified theory is derived for the double layers that form at the discontinuity between two different complex plasmas and at the point of contact of three complex plasmas. The theory is applied to the first measurements from the Plasma Kristall Experiment (PKE) Nefedov Laboratory in the International Space Station.

B. M. Annaratone; S. A. Khrapak; P. Bryant; G. E. Morfill; H. Rothermel; H. M. Thomas; M. Zuzic; V. E. Fortov; V. I. Molotkov; A. P. Nefedov; S. Krikalev; Yu. P. Semenov

2002-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Application Acceleration  

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Acceleration Acceleration on Current and Future Cray Platforms Alice Koniges, Robert Preissl, Jihan Kim, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory David Eder, Aaron Fisher, Nathan Masters, Velimir Mlaker, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Stephane Ethier, Weixing Wang, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Martin Head-Gordon, University of California, Berkeley and Nathan Wichmann, Cray Inc. ABSTRACT: Application codes in a variety of areas are being updated for performance on the latest architectures. We describe current bottlenecks and performance improvement areas for applications including plasma physics, chemistry related to carbon capture and sequestration, and material science. We include a variety of methods including advanced hybrid parallelization using multi-threaded MPI, GPU acceleration, libraries and auto- parallelization compilers. KEYWORDS: hybrid

217

Plasma window characterization  

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Parameters of an arc Ar plasma discharge used as a plasma window with a discharge current of {approx}50 A and a voltage of {approx}58 V are presented. It is shown that this arc discharge allows one to decrease the pressure at the low pressure end of the plasma window almost 380 times using relatively low pumping at the low pressure end of the plasma window. Calculations of the plasma parameters and their spatial distribution using a simple wall-stabilized arc model showed a satisfactory agreement with the experimentally obtained data. It is shown that a significant decrease in gas flow through the plasma window occurs due to the increase in plasma viscosity. An improvement of the plasma window ignition and some of its design aspects are described as well.

Krasik, Ya. E.; Gleizer, S.; Gurovich, V.; Kronhaus, I.; Hershcovitch, A.; Nozar, P.; Taliani, C. [Physics Department, Technion, 32000 Haifa (Israel); Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York 11973-5000 (United States); Istituto per lo Studio dei Materiali Nanostrutturati, 40 129 Bologna (Italy)

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Time-resolved spectroscopy of plasma plumes: A versatile approach for optimization of high-order harmonic generation in laser plasma  

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The time-resolved studies of laser-produced Ag, In, Pt, V, Mn, and Ga plasmas are presented from the point of view of plasma application as the nonlinear optical medium for high-order harmonic generation of laser radiation. We show that optimization of plasma formation using this technique allows the enhancement of harmonic generation efficiency and extension of maximal harmonic order.

Ganeev, R. A. [Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Centre Energie, Materiaux et Telecommunications, 1650 Lionel-Boulet, Varennes, Quebec J3X 1S2 (Canada); Institute of Electronics, Akademgorodok, 33 Dormon Yoli street, Tashkent 100125 (Uzbekistan); Elouga Bom, L. B.; Ozaki, T. [Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Centre Energie, Materiaux et Telecommunications, 1650 Lionel-Boulet, Varennes, Quebec J3X 1S2 (Canada)

2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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22nd International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Plasmas (ICNSP) |  

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September 7, 2011, 9:00am to September 11, 2011, 5:00pm September 7, 2011, 9:00am to September 11, 2011, 5:00pm Conference Long Branch, NJ 22nd International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Plasmas (ICNSP) The purpose of this conference series, which started at the College of William and Mary in 1967 "to disseminate progress in the state-of-the-art of plasma simulation and to report specific applications of computer experiments to various areas of plasma physics," remains unchanged. On the other hand, the topics of the Conference, which has been expanded over the years, now include: Topics: Magnetic & Inertial Fusion Plasmas Space & Astrophysical Plasmas High Intensity Beams & Laser Plasma Interactions Low-temperature Plasmas Numerical Methods & High Performance Computing Scientific Visualization

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Atmospheric pressure plasma processing with microstructure electrodes and microplanar reactors  

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Atmospheric pressure plasmas can be generated, if the distance between the plasma generating electrodes is in the range of 100 ?m, and radio-frequencies of 13.56 or 27.12 \\{MHz\\} are applied. Such small dimensioned plasmas are only of interest for industrial plasma applications if larger areas can be processed. It will be shown that both with microstructure electrodes as with microplanar-reactor, plasma processing can be carried out for typical substrate dimensions of 100 mm and more using helium or neon for plasma generation. First experiments of plasma surface treatment of polymers and of thin film deposition on silicon will be presented. With mixtures of some percentage C2H2 in atmospheric pressure helium, diamond-like carbon films with deposition rates between 110 ?m/min can be deposited.

H. Schlemm; D. Roth

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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221

Space Plasma Physics  

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...W.D., BEAM-PLASMA DISCHARGE - BUILDUP...DURING ELECTRON BEAM-PLASMA INTERACTIONS, GEOPHYSICAL...ELECTRON-BEAM IN THE ATMOSPHERE, PLANETARY AND SPACE...1980 ). Space plasma physics: electron...regula' occurred at large pitch angles. Note...in quite different areas. (i) There is...

KLAUS WILHELM; WOLFGANG STDEMANN; WILLIBALD RIEDLER

1984-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Space Plasma Physics  

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...po-tential, the local plasma potential mea-sured...Wave instabilities. The plasma wave activity is measured...analyzer (0.1 to 11.4 MHz) in a time-sharing...direct measure of the plasma frequencyfp (Eq. 1...cm3) = 0.0121fp2 (kHz) (2) Here fc is the...

C. BEGHIN; J. P. LEBRETON; B. N. MAEHLUM; J. TROIM; P. INGSOY; J. L. M?CHAU

1984-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Buoyancy Instabilities in Degenerate, Collisional, Magnetized Plasmas  

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In low-collisionality plasmas, anisotropic heat conduction due to a magnetic field leads to buoyancy instabilities for any nonzero temperature gradient. We study analogous instabilities in degenerate {\\it collisional} plasmas, i.e., when the electron collision frequency is large compared to the electron cyclotron frequency. Although heat conduction is nearly isotropic in this limit, the small residual anisotropy ensures that collisional degenerate plasmas are also convectively unstable independent of the sign of the temperature gradient. We show that the range of wavelengths that are unstable is independent of the magnetic field strength, while the growth time increases with decreasing magnetic field strength. We discuss the application of these collisional buoyancy instabilities to white dwarfs and neutron stars. Magnetic tension and the low specific heat of a degenerate plasma significantly limit their effectiveness; the most promising venues for growth are in the liquid oceans of young, weakly magnetized n...

Chang, P

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

Plasma Diagnostics and Plasma-Surface Interactions in Inductively Coupled Plasmas  

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discharge. The atmospheric plasma is generated between theatmospheric dielectric barrier discharge. 6.2 Introduction Low temperature plasmas

Titus, Monica Joy

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric pressure plasma chemical deposition by using dielectric barrier discharge system.  

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??During the last decade atmospheric pressure plasma sources have been very successful in various practical applications such as surface cleaning, modification and sterilization. Lately thin (more)

Hong, Jungmi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

Power balance in a helicon plasma source for space propulsion  

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Electric propulsion systems provide an attractive option for various spacecraft propulsion applications due to their high specific impulse. The power balance of an electric thruster based on a helicon plasma source is ...

White, Daniel B., Jr

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

ON THE CONTAINMENT TIME OF A PLASMA: AN IMPORTANT ERROR  

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...by Glasstone and Lovberg, Controlled Thermonuclear Reactions (Princeton: D. Van Nostrand...is widely used by workers on nuclear fusion and it may no longer be appealed to...plasma' the requirements for nuclear fusion for practical power applications may...

Joseph Slepian

1961-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Plasmas in Multiphase Media: Bubble Enhanced Discharges in Liquids and Plasma/Liquid Phase Boundaries  

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In this research project, the interaction of atmospheric pressure plasmas with multi-phase media was computationally investigated. Multi-phase media includes liquids, particles, complex materials and porous surfaces. Although this investigation addressed fundamental plasma transport and chemical processes, the outcomes directly and beneficially affected applications including biotechnology, medicine and environmental remediation (e.g., water purification). During this project, we made advances in our understanding of the interaction of atmospheric pressure plasmas in the form of dielectric barrier discharges and plasma jets with organic materials and liquids. We also made advances in our ability to use computer modeling to represent these complex processes. We determined the method that atmospheric pressure plasmas flow along solid and liquid surfaces, and through endoscopic like tubes, deliver optical and high energy ion activation energy to organic and liquid surfaces, and produce reactivity in thin liquid layers, as might cover a wound. We determined the mechanisms whereby plasmas can deliver activation energy to the inside of liquids by sustaining plasmas in bubbles. These findings are important to the advancement of new technology areas such as plasma medicine

Kushner, Mark Jay [University of Michigan] [University of Michigan

2014-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasma Camp | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab  

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Plasma Camp December 12, 2013 Due to unforeseen budget cuts, this program has been cancelled for 2014. We are very sorry we cannot offer the program and apologize for the late...

230

Triton burnup in plasma focus plasmas  

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Pure deuterium plasma discharge from plasma focus breeds 1.01 MeV tritons via the D(d p)T fusion branch which has the same cross section as the D(d n)3He (E n =2.45 MeV) fusion branch. Tritons are trapped in and collide with the background deuterium plasma producing 14.1 MeV neutrons via the D(t n)4He reaction. The paper presents published in preliminary form as well as unpublished experimental data and theoretical studies of the neutron yield ratio R=Y n (14.1 MeV)/Y n (2.45 MeV). The experimental data were obtained from 1 MJ Frascati plasma focus operated at W=490 kJ with pure deuterium plasma (in the early 1980s). Neutrons were monitored using the nuclear activation method and nuclear emulsions. The present theoretical analysis of the experimental data is based on an exact adaptation of the binary encounter theory developed by Gryzinski. It is found that the experimentally defined value 1?10?3plasma domains of very high density (n?1021 cm?3) high temperature (kT?1 keV) and short trapping time (t 0?20 ns). These domains are known as efficient traps of MeV ions but are not the main source of D(d n)3He fusion.

Jan S. Brzosko; Jan R. Brzosko Jr.; Benjamin V. Robouch; Luigi Ingrosso

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spectroscopy of atmospheric pressure air jet plasma in transverse arc discharge Valeriy Chernyak1  

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Spectroscopy of atmospheric pressure air jet plasma in transverse arc discharge Valeriy Chernyak1 of the atmospheric pressure air jet plasma in the transverse cw dc arc discharge of high voltage was done. Within.g. application of approximation of the optically thin plasma in conditions of high atmospheric pressure

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Alternating fluxes of positive and negative ions from an ionion plasma Sivananda K. Kanakasabapathya)  

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Alternating fluxes of positive and negative ions from an ion­ion plasma Sivananda K. Kanakasabapathya) and Lawrence J. Overzet Plasma Applications Laboratory, Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Demetre Economou Plasma Processing Laboratory, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Houston

Economou, Demetre J.

233

Antibacterial burst-release from minimal Ag-containing plasma polymer coatings  

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...treated by a low-pressure plasma process to create a hydrophilic...us to investigate ultrathin plasma polymer coatings (25 nm thick...healthcare applications with focus on efficacy and safety aspects...nanocomposites were obtained by plasma polymerization in a gaseous...

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Retardation of C2C12 myoblast cell proliferation by exposure to low-temperature atmospheric plasma  

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As the first step in evaluating the possibility of low-temperature atmospheric plasma for clinical applications in the treatment of ... (RMS), we determined the effects of plasma exposure on C2C12 myoblasts. The ...

Naoya Nakai; Ryo Fujita; Fuminori Kawano

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasma atomic layer etching using conventional plasma equipment Ankur Agarwala  

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Plasma atomic layer etching using conventional plasma equipment Ankur Agarwala Department plasma etching processes having atomic layer resolution. The basis of plasma atomic layer etching PALE will be discussed with the goal of demonstrating the potential of using conventional plasma etching equipment having

Kushner, Mark

236

Plasma abatement of perfluorocompounds in inductively coupled plasma reactors  

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Plasma abatement of perfluorocompounds in inductively coupled plasma reactors Xudong ``Peter'' Xu PFCs , gases which have large global warming potentials, are widely used in plasma processing, the effluents from plasma tools using these gases typically have large mole fractions of PFCs. The use of plasma

Kushner, Mark

237

Plasma Materials Interaction Issues For Burning Plasma Experiments  

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Plasma Materials Interaction Issues For Burning Plasma Experiments M. Ulrickson Presented · Introduction to Burning Plasmas · Plasma Materials Interaction Phenomena · Materials Issues · Summary #12;MAU 4 ­ Resistance to neutron damage #12;MAU 5 11/15/2001 The FIRE Burning Plasma Device · A compact high field

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Plasma-Therm Workshop: Fundamentals of Plasma Processing (Etching & Deposition)  

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Plasma-Therm Workshop: Fundamentals of Plasma Processing (Etching & Deposition) Nanofabrication The workshop will focus on the fundamentals of plasma etching and deposition. Lectures will include an introduction to vacuum technology, the basics of plasma and plasma reactors and an overview of mechanisms

Martin, Jan M.L.

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DOE Science Showcase - DOE Plasma Research | OSTI, US Dept of Energy,  

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DOE Plasma Research DOE Plasma Research Image credit: NASA Plasma, the electrified gas that surrounds and illuminates our world, is the fourth state of matter. The behavior, nature, and complexity of plasma allows DOE scientists, research institutions and international partners to research a diverse number of applications that are significant to our world. DOE plasma theorists are developing the fundamental plasma theory and computational base needed to understand plasma. Hall thrusters are being studied that satellites and space probes use for propulsion. Research on beam dynamics is yielding applications from particle accelerators to the creation of fusion. Plasma-based systems are being developed to manufacture a radioactive element vital to medical exams. Nanomaterials are being

240

Microwave Plasma Sources for Gas Processing  

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In this paper atmospheric pressure microwave discharge methods and devices used for producing the non-thermal plasmas for processing of gases are presented. The main part of the paper concerns the microwave plasma sources (MPSs) for environmental protection applications. A few types of the MPSs, i.e. waveguide-based surface wave sustained MPS, coaxial-line-based and waveguide-based nozzle-type MPSs, waveguide-based nozzleless cylinder-type MPS and MPS for microdischarges are presented. Also, results of the laboratory experiments on the plasma processing of several highly-concentrated (up to several tens percent) volatile organic compounds (VOCs), including Freon-type refrigerants, in the moderate (200-400 W) waveguide-based nozzle-type MPS (2.45 GHz) are presented. The results showed that the microwave discharge plasma fully decomposed the VOCs at relatively low energy cost. The energy efficiency of VOCs decomposition reached 1000 g/kWh. This suggests that the microwave discharge plasma can be a useful tool for environmental protection applications. In this paper also results of the use of the waveguide-based nozzleless cylinder-type MPS to methane reforming into hydrogen are presented.

Mizeraczyk, J. [Centre for Plasma and Laser Engineering, Szewalski Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery, Polish Academy of Sciences, Fiszera 14, 80-952 Gdansk (Poland); Department of Marine Electronics, Gdynia Martime University, Morska 83, 81-225 Gdynia (Poland); Jasinski, M.; Dors, M.; Zakrzewski, Z. [Centre for Plasma and Laser Engineering, Szewalski Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery, Polish Academy of Sciences, Fiszera 14, 80-952 Gdansk (Poland)

2008-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamics of intense laser propagation in underdense plasma: Polarization dependence  

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We present a comprehensive numerical study of the dynamics of an intense laser pulse as it propagates through an underdense plasma in two and three dimensions. By varying the background plasma density and the polarization of the laser beam, significant differences are found in terms of energy transport and dissipation, in agreement with recently reported experimental results. Below the threshold for relativistic self-focusing, the plasma and laser dynamics are observed to be substantially insensitive to the initial laser polarization, since laser transport is dominated by ponderomotive effects. Above this threshold, relativistic effects become important, and laser energy is dissipated either by plasma heating (p-polarization) or by trapping of electromagnetic energy into plasma cavities (s-polarization) or by a combination of both (circular polarization). Besides the fundamental interest of this study, the results presented are relevant to applications such as plasma-based accelerators, x-ray lasers, and fast-ignition inertial confinement fusion.

Singh, D. K.; Fiuza, F.; Silva, L. O. [GoLP, Instituto de Plasmas e Fusao Nuclear - Laboratorio Associado, Instituto Superior Tecnico, 1049-001 Lisboa (Portugal); Davies, J. R. [Fusion Science Center, Laboratory for Laser Energetics and Mechanical Engineering, University of Rochester, New York 14623 (United States); Sarri, G. [School of Mathematics and Physics, The Queens University of Belfast, Belfast BT7 1NN (United Kingdom)

2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Michigan Institute Plasma Science  

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Michigan Institute Plasma Science and Engineering Seminar Neutral Atom Imaging of the Terrestrial re- search includes ion heating in the solar corona, electric double layers, magne- tosphere neutral

Shyy, Wei

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Plasma Processing Of Hydrocarbon  

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The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) developed several patented plasma technologies for hydrocarbon processing. The INL patents include nonthermal and thermal plasma technologies for direct natural gas to liquid conversion, upgrading low value heavy oil to synthetic light crude, and to convert refinery bottom heavy streams directly to transportation fuel products. Proof of concepts has been demonstrated with bench scale plasma processes and systems to convert heavy and light hydrocarbons to higher market value products. This paper provides an overview of three selected INL patented plasma technologies for hydrocarbon conversion or upgrade.

Grandy, Jon D; Peter C. Kong; Brent A. Detering; Larry D. Zuck

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasma Synthesis of Hydrogen Peroxide | Princeton Plasma Physics...  

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Plasma Synthesis of Hydrogen Peroxide In the past, there has been interest in synthesis of certain chemicals in plasma. One chemical that has been synthesized in a plasma on an...

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Investigation of Plasma Facing Components in Plasma Focus Operation  

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Both aspects of the plasmawall interactions, counter effect of plasma and materials, have been considered in our experiments. The AEOI plasma focus, Dena, has Filippov-type electrodes. The...

M. V. Roshan; A. R. Babazadeh; S. M. Sadat Kiai; H. Habibi

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Volumetric plasma source development and characterization.  

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The development of plasma sources with densities and temperatures in the 10{sup 15}-10{sup 17} cm{sup -3} and 1-10eV ranges which are slowly varying over several hundreds of nanoseconds within several cubic centimeter volumes is of interest for applications such as intense electron beam focusing as part of the x-ray radiography program. In particular, theoretical work [1,2] suggests that replacing neutral gas in electron beam focusing cells with highly conductive, pre-ionized plasma increases the time-averaged e-beam intensity on target, resulting in brighter x-ray sources. This LDRD project was an attempt to generate such a plasma source from fine metal wires. A high voltage (20-60kV), high current (12-45kA) capacitive discharge was sent through a 100 {micro}m diameter aluminum wire forming a plasma. The plasma's expansion was measured in time and space using spectroscopic techniques. Lineshapes and intensities from various plasma species were used to determine electron and ion densities and temperatures. Electron densities from the mid-10{sup 15} to mid-10{sup 16} cm{sup -3} were generated with corresponding electron temperatures of between 1 and 10eV. These parameters were measured at distances of up to 1.85 cm from the wire surface at times in excess of 1 {micro}s from the initial wire breakdown event. In addition, a hydrocarbon plasma from surface contaminants on the wire was also measured. Control of these contaminants by judicious choice of wire material, size, and/or surface coating allows for the ability to generate plasmas with similar density and temperature to those given above, but with lower atomic masses.

Crain, Marlon D. (National Security Technologies, LLC, Las Vegas, NV); Maron, Yitzhak (Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel); Oliver, Bryan Velten; Starbird, Robert L. (National Security Technologies, LLC, Las Vegas, NV); Johnston, Mark D.; Hahn, Kelly Denise; Mehlhorn, Thomas Alan; Droemer, Darryl W. (National Security Technologies, LLC, Las Vegas, NV); National Security Technologies, LLC, Las Vegas, NV

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Relativistic self-focusing in underdense plasma  

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In the present paper, we discuss light self-focusing in underdense (nplasmas. We will show that ion motion is important even for picosecond pulse durations and a description of relativistic self-focusing including ion dynamics will be presented in second part of the paper. In particular, we will demonstrate the formation of empty, wide channels in underdense plasma in the wake of the laser pulse. we discuss the applicability of our results to real situations and possible consequences for the ``Fast Ignitor`` project.

Feit, M.D.; Garrison, J.C.; Komashko, A.; Musher, J.L.; Rubenchik, A.M.; Turistsyn, S.K.

1997-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Coherent phase space matching for staging plasma and traditional accelerator using longitudinally tailored plasma structure  

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For the further development of plasma based accelerators, phase space matching between plasma acceleration stages and between plasma stages and traditional accelerator components becomes a very critical issue for high quality high energy acceleration and its applications in light sources and colliders. Without proper matching, catastrophic emittance growth in the presence of finite energy spread may occur when the beam propagating through different stages and components due to the drastic differences of transverse focusing strength. In this paper we propose to use longitudinally tailored plasma structures as phase space matching components to properly guide the beam through stages. Theoretical analysis and full 3-dimensional particle-in-cell simulations are utilized to show clearly how these structures may work in four different scenarios. Very good agreements between theory and simulations are obtained.

Xu, X L; Zhang, C J; Li, F; Wan, Y; Hua, J F; Pai, C -H; Lu, W; Yu, P; An, W; Mori, W B; Joshi, C; Hogan, M J

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fundamentals of Plasma Physics  

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Fundamentals of Plasma Physics James D. Callen University of Wisconsin, Madison June 28, 2006 #12;PREFACE Plasma physics is a relatively new branch of physics that became a mature science over the last half of the 20th century. It builds on the fundamental areas of classical physics: mechanics

Callen, James D.

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Diamagnetism of rotating plasma  

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Diamagnetism and magnetic measurements of a supersonically rotating plasma in a shaped magnetic field demonstrate confinement of plasma pressure along the magnetic field resulting from centrifugal force. The Grad-Shafranov equation of ideal magnetohydrodynamic force balance, including supersonic rotation, is solved to confirm that the predicted angular velocity is in agreement with spectroscopic measurements of the Doppler shifts.

Young, W. C.; Hassam, A. B.; Romero-Talamas, C. A.; Ellis, R. F.; Teodorescu, C. [IREAP, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 (United States)

2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Triggered plasma opening switch  

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A triggerable opening switch for a very high voltage and current pulse includes a transmission line extending from a source to a load and having an intermediate switch section including a plasma for conducting electrons between transmission line conductors and a magnetic field for breaking the plasma conduction path and magnetically insulating the electrons when it is desired to open the switch.

Mendel, Clifford W. (Albuquerque, NM)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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university Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 The Application of Radiation and Particle Beams from Laser Plasma Wakefield Accelerators to Oncology Summary: The Application of...

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ITER | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab  

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pioneering plasma physicist whose contributions to the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) ranged from seminal advances in fusion energy...

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Stellarators | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab  

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in stellarators By John Greenwald Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and the Max Planck Institute of Plasma Physics...

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Plasma Diagnostics and Plasma-Surface Interactions in Inductively Coupled Plasmas  

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intensities for pure Ar plasmas focus on the dominant 104.8emitted from pure A r plasmas focus on the intensities ofdissertation work focuses on plasma and wafer diagnostics as

Titus, Monica Joy

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Linear plasma-based tritium production facility  

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The concept presented here is an adaptation of a recently completed conceptual design of a compact high-fluence D-T neutron source for accelerated end-of-life testing of fusion reactor materials. Although this preliminary assessment serves to illustrate the main features of a linear plasma-based tritium breeder, it is not necessarily an optimized design. We believe that proper design choices for the breeder application will certainly reduce costs, perhaps as much as a factor of two. We also point out that Q (the ratio of fusion power produced to power input to the plasma) increases with system length and that the cost per kg of tritium decreases for longer systems with higher output. In earlier studies of linear two-component plasma systems, Q values as high as three were predicted. At this level of performance and with energy recovery, operating power requirements of the breeder could approach zero. 5 refs., 1 fig., 1 tab.

Coensgen, F.H.; Futch, A.H.; Molvik, A.W.

1989-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Electron Cyclotron Heating in RFP plasmas  

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Reversed field pinches (RFP) plasmas are typically overdense ({omega}{sub pe}>{omega}{sub ce}) and thus not suitable for conventional electron cyclotron (EC) heating and current drive. In recent high plasma current discharges (I{sub p}>1.5 MA), however, the RFX-mod device was operated in underdense conditions ({omega}{sub pe}<{omega}{sub ce}) for the first time in an RFP. Thus, it is now possible to envisage heating the RFP plasma core by conventional EC at the 2nd harmonic, in the ordinary or extraordinary mode. We present a preliminary study of EC-heating feasibility in RFX-mod with the use of beam-tracing and full-wave codes. Although not competitive - as a heating system - with multi-MW Ohmic heating in an RFP, EC might be useful for perturbative transport studies, even at moderate power (hundreds of kW), and, more generally, for applications requiring localized power deposition.

Bilato, R.; Poli, E. [MPI fuer Plasmaphysik-Euratom Association Boltzmannstr. 2, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Volpe, F. [Department of Engineering Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States); Koehn, A. [Institut fuer Plasmaforschung, Universitaet Stuttgart-Stuttgart (Germany); Cavazzana, R.; Paccagnella, R. [Consorzio RFX-Associazione EURATOM-ENEA sulla fusione-Padova (Italy); Farina, D. [IFP-CNR, EURATOM-ENEA-CNR Association-Milano (Italy)

2009-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Stirring Unmagnetized Plasma  

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A new concept for spinning unmagnetized plasma is demonstrated experimentally. Plasma is confined by an axisymmetric multicusp magnetic field and biased cathodes are used to drive currents and impart a torque in the magnetized edge. Measurements show that flow viscously couples momentum from the magnetized edge (where the plasma viscosity is small) into the unmagnetized core (where the viscosity is large) and that the core rotates as a solid body. To be effective, collisional viscosity must overcome the ion-neutral drag due to charge-exchange collisions.

C. Collins; N. Katz; J. Wallace; J. Jara-Almonte; I. Reese; E. Zweibel; C. B. Forest

2012-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Localized whistlers in magnetized spin quantum plasmas  

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The nonlinear propagation of electromagnetic (EM) electron-cyclotron waves (whistlers) along an external magnetic field, and their modulation by electrostatic small but finite amplitude ion-acoustic density perturbations are investigated in a uniform quantum plasma with intrinsic spin of electrons. The effects of the quantum force associated with the Bohm potential and the combined effects of the classical as well as the spin-induced ponderomotive forces (CPF and SPF, respectively) are taken into consideration. The latter modify the local plasma density in a self-consistent manner. The coupled modes of wave propagation is shown to be governed by a modified set of nonlinear Schroedinger-Boussinesq-like equations which admit exact solutions in form of stationary localized envelopes. Numerical simulation reveals the existence of large-scale density fluctuations that are self-consistently created by the localized whistlers in a strongly magnetized high density plasma. The conditions for the modulational instability (MI) and the value of its growth rate are obtained. Possible applications of our results, e.g., in strongly magnetized dense plasmas and in the next generation laser-solid density plasma interaction experiments are discussed.

Misra, A. P.; Brodin, G.; Marklund, M. [Department of Physics, Umeaa University, SE-901 87 Umeaa (Sweden); Shukla, P. K. [Department of Physics, Umeaa University, SE-901 87 Umeaa (Sweden); RUB International Chair, International Centre for Advanced Studies in Physical Sciences, Faculty of Physics and Astronomy, Ruhr University Bochum, D-44780 Bochum (Germany)

2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasma-Current Multipole Experiments  

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The magnetohydrodynamic equilibrium and stability of the plasma-current multipole configuration have been demonstrated experimentally.

T. Ohkawa and H. G. Voorhies

1969-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Basic concepts in plasma accelerators  

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...plasma accelerators. Plasma accelerators are ideal...2. Relativistic plasma wave acceleration The...electric field at the focus of high-power short-pulse...Diffraction limits the depth of focus to the Rayleigh length...stimulated Brillouin and plasma modulational instabilities...

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Michigan Institute for Plasma Science  

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of the Program in Plasma Physics and Professor of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University. He also serves as Associate Director for Academic Affairs at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. DrMichigan Institute for Plasma Science and Engineering Seminar Compressing Waves in Plasma

Shyy, Wei

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Plasma Magnetic Insulation  

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29 June 1987 research-article Plasma Magnetic Insulation B. B. Kadomtsev Theoretically the strong magnetic field of a tokamak should confine electrons and ions in a high-temperature...

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of Fusion Plasmas  

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The upcoming ITER experiment (www.iter.org) represents the next major milestone in realizing the promise of using nuclear fusion as a commercial energy source, by moving into the ?burning plasma? regime where the dominant heat source is the internal fusion reactions. As part of its support for the ITER mission, the US fusion community is actively developing validated predictive models of the behavior of magnetically confined plasmas. In this talk, I will describe how the plasma community is using the latest high performance computing facilities to develop and refine our models of the nonlinear, multiscale plasma dynamics, and how recent advances in experimental diagnostics are allowing us to directly test and validate these models at an unprecedented level.

Chris Holland

2010-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

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A uniform glow discharge plasma source at atmospheric pressure  

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An atmospheric-pressure uniform continuous glowplasma was produced in ambient air assisted by argon feeding gas using a 13.56 MHz rf source. Based on the measured currentvoltage curve and optical emission spectrum intensity the plasma showed typical glow discharge characteristics free from streamers and arc. The measured rotational and vibrational temperatures were in the range of 490 to 630 K and 2000 to 3300 K respectively within the operation range of argon flow rate and rf power. From the spatial measurement of total optical emission intensity and rotational and vibrational temperatures the plasma shows very high uniformity (over 93%) in the lengthwise direction. The plasma size for this study was 200 mm50 mm5 mm although a plasma was produced in the scaled-up version of 600 mm in length aiming for large-area plasma applications.

Se Youn Moon; W. Choe; B. K. Kang

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evolution of fast magnetoacoustic pulses in randomly structured coronal plasmas  

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Magnetohydrodynamic waves interact with structured plasmas and reveal the internal magnetic and thermal structures therein, thereby having seismological applications in the solar atmosphere. We investigate the evolution of fast magnetoacoustic pulses in randomly structured plasmas, in the context of large-scale propagating waves in the solar atmosphere. We perform one dimensional numerical simulations of fast wave pulses propagating perpendicular to a constant magnetic field in a low-$\\beta$ plasma with a random density profile across the field. Both linear and nonlinear regimes are considered. We study how the evolution of the pulse amplitude and width depends on their initial values and the parameters of the random structuring. A randomly structured plasma acts as a dispersive medium for a fast magnetoacoustic pulse, causing amplitude attenuation and broadening of the pulse width. After the passage of the main pulse, secondary propagating and standing fast waves appear in the plasma. Width evolution of both...

Yuan, D; Nakariakov, V M; Li, B; Keppens, R

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-planckian equilibrium radiation of plasma-like media  

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Consideration of equilibrium radiation of plasma-like media shows that the spectral distribution of such radiation differs from that of Planckian equilibrium radiation (blackbody radiation). The physical reason for this difference consists in the impossibility of propagation of photons with the dispersion law {omega} = ck in systems of charged particles. The thermodynamics of equilibrium electromagnetic radiation in plasma is also considered. It is shown that the difference of the thermodynamic properties of such radiation from those of Planckian radiation is characterized by the parameter a = h{Omega}{sub p}/T. This difference is especially pronounced in plasma media in which a {>=} 1. Applications of the results obtained to plasmas of metals (first of all, liquid metals in which charged particles have no distant order) and to the plasma model of the early Universe are discussed.

Triger, S. A.; Khomkin, A. L. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Joint Institute for High Temperatures (Russian Federation)

2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Calculation of tin atomic data and plasma properties.  

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This report reviews the major methods and techniques we use in generating basic atomic and plasma properties relevant to extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography applications. The basis of the work is the calculation of the atomic energy levels, transitions probabilities, and other atomic data by various methods, which differ in accuracy, completeness, and complication. Later on, we calculate the populations of atomic levels and ion states in plasmas by means of the collision-radiation equilibrium (CRE) model. The results of the CRE model are used as input to the thermodynamic functions, such as pressure and temperature from the internal energy and density (equation of state), electric resistance, thermal conduction, and other plasma properties. In addition, optical coefficients, such as emission and absorption coefficients, are generated to resolve a radiation transport equation (RTE). The capabilities of our approach are demonstrated by generating the required atomic and plasma properties for tin ions and plasma within the EUV region near 13.5 nm.

Morozov, V.; Tolkach, V.; Hassanein, A.

2005-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrostatics of moving plasma  

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The stability of charge distribution over the surface of a conducting body in moving plasma is analyzed. Using a finite-width plate streamlined by a cold neutralized electron flow as an example, it is shown that an electrically neutral body can be unstable against the development of spontaneous polarization. The plasma parameters at which such instability takes place, as well as the frequency and growth rate of the fundamental mode of instability, are determined.

Ignatov, A. M. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Prokhorov General Physics Institute (Russian Federation)] [Russian Academy of Sciences, Prokhorov General Physics Institute (Russian Federation)

2013-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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"Plasma Thruster with Magnetically Insulated Anode: Inventor Yevgeny  

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Plasma Thruster with Magnetically Insulated Anode: Inventor Yevgeny Plasma Thruster with Magnetically Insulated Anode: Inventor Yevgeny Raitses This invention relates to a new plasma thruster for space applications. The key innovations of this thruster allow it to effectively ionize different propellants, including gases, liquids and solids, at different flow rates, and to operate with wallout losses. Due to these characteristics and the design simplicity, this thruster can be miniaturized to operate at low power levels, including, but not limited to a few watts input power, and regimes relevant to Cubesat applications. The new thruster uses plasma with magnetized electrons and non-magnetized ions and consists of at least two stages, ionization and acceleration, which are physically separated by the geometry, magnetic field topology and

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High performance ?Cf plasma desorption mass spectrometry  

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ABSTRACT . ACKNOWLEDGEMENT TABLE OF CONTENTS . tv LIST OF TABLES LIST OF FIGURES C~R I. INTRODUCTION tx xt A. A General Overview . 1. Particle-Induced Desorption 2. The Application of Cf PDMS in Analytical Chemistry 3. Time-of-Flight Mass... INTRODUCTION The method of 'Cf plasma desorption mass spectrometry (PDMS) is a mass spectrometric method pioneered in 1974 by Macfarlane and co-workers (1) at Texas A&M University. This method uses fission fragments (highly energetic atomic ions...

McIntire, Thomas Shane

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-n shear Alfven spectra in axisymmetric toroidal plasmas  

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In toroidal plasmas, the toroidal magnetic field is nonuniform over a magnetic surface and causes coupling of different poloidal harmonics. It is shown both analytically and numerically that the toroidicity not only breaks up the shear Alfven continuous spectrum, but also creates new, discrete, toroidicity-induced shear Alfven eigenmodes with frequencies inside the continuum gaps. Potential applications of the low-n toroidicity-induced shear Alfven eigenmodes on plasma heating and instabilities are addressed. 17 refs., 4 figs.

Cheng, C.Z.; Chance, M.S.

1985-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Non Equilbrium Vibrational Kinetics in Expanding Plasma Flows  

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The supersonic expansion of a plasma is a system of interest for aerospace applications, ranging from propulsion to hypersonic wind tunnels. Under these conditions the plasma shows significant departures from chemical and thermal equilibrium, similarly to post-discharge conditions. The multitemperature description is not adequate because the internal level distributions show tails overpopulated with respect to a Boltzmann distribution. The state-to-state approach has to be used, including the interaction with free electrons which follow non-maxwellian distributions.

Colonna, Gianpiero [CNR-IMIP, sede di Bari, Via Amendola 122/D, 70126, Bari (Italy)

2008-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Advances and problems in plasma-optical mass-separation  

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This paper presents a short review of plasma-optical mass-separation and defines the fields for its possible application. During theoretical studies, numerical simulations, and experiments, the effect of the azimuthator finite size and of the vacuum conditions on the mass separator characteristics was revealed, as well as the quality of different-mass ion separation. The problems, solving which may lead to a successful end of the mass-separation plasma-optical technique implementation, were specified.

Bardakov, V. M.; Ivanov, S. D.; Strokin, N. A. [Institute for Physics and Technology, Irkutsk State Technical University, Irkutsk, Ulitsa Lermontova, 83, 664074 Irkutsk (Russian Federation)] [Institute for Physics and Technology, Irkutsk State Technical University, Irkutsk, Ulitsa Lermontova, 83, 664074 Irkutsk (Russian Federation)

2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Future scientific applications for high-energy lasers  

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This report discusses future applications for high-energy lasers in the areas of astrophysics and space physics; hydrodynamics; material properties; plasma physics; radiation sources; and radiative properties.

Lee, R.W. [comp.

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal behavior of bovine serum albumin after exposure to barrier discharge helium plasma jet  

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Non-thermal plasma jets at atmospheric pressure are useful tools nowadays in plasma medicine. Various applications are tested such as cauterization coagulation wound healing natural and artificial surfaces decontamination and sterilization. In order to know more about the effects of gas plasma on biological supramolecules we exposed proteinpowders to a barrier discharge helium plasma jet. Then spectroscopic investigations were carried out in order to obtain information on protein secondary tertiary and quaternary structures. We obtained a reduction of the protein alpha-helix content after the plasma exposure and a different behavior for both thermal denaturation/renaturation kinetics and thermal aggregation process.

R. Jijie; V. Pohoata; I. Topala

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Status and potential of atmospheric plasma processing of materials  

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This paper is a review of the current status and potential of atmospheric plasma technology for materials processing. The main focus is the recent developments in the area of dielectric barrier discharges with emphasis in the functionalization of polymers, deposition of organic and inorganic coatings, and plasma processing of biomaterials. A brief overview of both the equipment being used and the physicochemical reactions occurring in the gas phase is also presented. Atmospheric plasma technology offers major industrial, economic, and environmental advantages over other conventional processing methods. At the same time there is also tremendous potential for future research and applications involving both the industrial and academic world.

Pappas, Daphne [United States Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland 21005 (United States)

2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

278

Strong drive compression of a gas-cooled positron plasma  

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The use of rotating electric fields to control plasmas has found numerous applications in the manipulation and storage of antimatter. When used in strong magnetic fields plasma heating caused by the applied field is mitigated by cyclotron cooling, leading to an efficient broadband mode of compression known as the strong drive regime. We have found that it is possible to access the strong drive regime in a low field trap where cyclotron cooling is negligible and a gas is used for cooling, and we have been able to compress positron plasmas to more than 10% of the Brillouin density limit.

Cassidy, D. B.; Mills, A. P. Jr. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Riverside, California 92521-0413 (United States); Greaves, R. G. [First Point Scientific, Inc., 5330 Derry Avenue, Suite J, Agoura Hills, California 91301 (United States); Meligne, V. E. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Riverside, California 92521-0413 (United States); First Point Scientific, Inc., 5330 Derry Avenue, Suite J, Agoura Hills, California 91301 (United States)

2010-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

279

Andere Umkehrformeln fr die Laplace-Transformation  

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Die im 6. Kapitel zugrunde liegende Umkehrformel ist das genaue Analogon zur Cauchyschen Koeffizientenformel fr Potenzreihen $$ \\varp...

Gustav Doetsch

1937-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Saft-, Tub-, Schleier- und andere Fieslinge  

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Dieser gutgemeinte Ratschlag Senecas mag zwar in vielen Fllen seine Berechtigung haben, Pilzsammler sollten ihm jedoch mit einer gehrigen Portion Skepsis begegnen. Das gilt auch fr diejenigen, die sicher si...

Hans; Erika Kothe

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of Penning effect on the plasma features in a non-equilibrium atmospheric pressure plasma jet  

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Non-equilibrium atmospheric pressure plasma jet (APPJ) is a cold plasma source that promises various innovative applications. The influence of Penning effect on the formation, propagation, and other physical properties of the plasma bullets in APPJ remains a debatable topic. By using a 10?cm wide active electrode and a frequency of applied voltage down to 0.5?Hz, the Penning effect caused by preceding discharges can be excluded. It was found that the Penning effect originating in a preceding discharge helps build a conductive channel in the gas flow and provide seed electrons, thus the discharge can be maintained at a low voltage which in turn leads to a smaller propagation speed for the plasma bullet. Photographs from an intensified charge coupled device reveal that the annular structure of the plasma plume for He is irrelevant to the Penning ionization process arising from preceding discharges. By adding NH{sub 3} into Ar to introduce Penning effect, the originally filamentous discharge of Ar can display a rather extensive plasma plume in ambient as He. These results are helpful for the understanding of the behaviors of non-equilibrium APPJs generated under distinct conditions and for the design of plasma jet features, especially the spatial distribution and propagation speed, which are essential for application.

Chang, Zhengshi; Zhang, Guanjun [School of Electrical Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049 (China); Jiang, Nan; Cao, Zexian, E-mail: zxcao@iphy.ac.cn [Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China)

2014-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

282

High-Frequency Conductivity of a Plasma in Quasi-Equilibrium. III. Study of a Two-Temperature Plasma  

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A general expression for the high-frequency conductivity of a homogeneous, isotropic plasma is obtained. The derivation is based on the use of the Bogoliubov-Born-Green-Kirkwood-Yvon hierarchy and therefore includes all effects due to the high-frequency field and the collective interactions up to first order in the plasma parameter. As an application of the general result, a two-temperature plasma with the electron temperature exceeding the ion temperature is studied in detail. It is found that when the ratio of the electron temperature to the ion temperature exceeds 100, there is an enhancement in the resistivity resulting from the excitation of incoherent ion waves.

E. H. Klevans and C. -S. Wu

1966-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

283

Furth Plasma Physics Libary  

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COLLOQUIUM: Excitement at the Plasma Boundary" | Princeton Plasma...  

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Presentation: WC16JAN2013RGoldston.pdf We now know how to heat plasmas to thermonuclear temperatures, and even how to confine the resulting hot plasmas to produce immense...

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Magnetically Confined Plasmas  

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The propagation of high-velocity shock waves in an axial magnetic field generated by single-turn coils connected in parallel to a condenser bank is investigated. Time-resolved photographs show that the plasma behind the shock front is driven away from the tube walls by the magnetic pressure. This compression heats the ionized gas and maintains a high shock velocity during the transit of the front through the coil. The compressed plasma appears to be stable and undergoes radial oscillations that follow the current oscillations. The interpretation and significance of these observations in controlled thermonuclear fusion research are discussed.

A. C. Kolb

1958-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Reflectivity of nonideal plasmas  

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New results on optical reflectance measurements of shock-compressed dense xenon plasma at wavelengths ? = 532 nm and ? = 694 nm are reported. The investigations have been performed for nonideal plasma (? = 0.872.0) at densities ? = 0.273.84 g cm?3 and pressures P = 1.617 GPa. The obtained high optical reflectance values are characteristic of a metallic fluid and are evidence for a conducting state in the shocked xenon. Reflectance measurements at different wavelengths provide information about the density profile of the shock wave front.

Yu Zaporoghets; V Mintsev; V Gryaznov; V Fortov; H Reinholz; T Raitza; G Rpke

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using rf impedance probe measurements to determine plasma potential and the electron energy distribution  

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Earlier work has demonstrated the usefulness of a network analyzer in plasma diagnostics using spherical probes in the thin sheath limit. The rf signal applied to the probe by the network analyzer is small in magnitude compared to probe bias voltages, and the instrument returns both real and imaginary parts of the complex plasma impedance as a function of frequency for given bias voltages. This information can be used to determine sheath resistance, sheath density profiles, and a technique for measuring electron temperature. The present work outlines a method for finding plasma potential and the electron energy distribution within a limited energy range. The results are compared to those using conventional Langmuir probe techniques. The rf method has general application to diverse areas of plasma investigations when the plasma is uniform and probe dimensions are much less than the size of the plasma. These applications include laboratory and space environments.

Walker, D. N. [Global Strategies Group, Inc., Crofton, Maryland 21114 (United States); Fernsler, R. F.; Blackwell, D. D.; Amatucci, W. E. [Plasma Physics Division, Naval Research Laboratory, 4555 Overlook Ave., Washington, DC 20375 (United States)

2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Recent results for plasma antennas  

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Plasma antennas are just as effective as metal antennas. They can transmit, receive, and reflect radio waves just as well as metal antennas. In addition, plasma generated noise does not appear to be a problem.

Alexeff, Igor; Anderson, Ted; Farshi, Esmaeil; Karnam, Naresh; Pulasani, Nanditha Reddy [Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996 (United States)

2008-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Gas lens laser produced plasma  

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A gas lens is used to focus a megawatt ruby laser beam on to a target to create a plasma. By using focal plane photographs and Faraday cup plasma diagnostics, the focusing ability of a...

Notcutt, Mark; Waltham, J A; Michaelis, M M; Cunningham, P F; Cazalet, R S

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling and Data Needs of Atmospheric Pressure Gas Plasma and Biomaterial Interaction  

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Non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasmas have received considerable attention recently. One promising application of non-thermal plasma devices appears to be biomaterial and biomedical treatment. Various biological and medical effects of non-thermal plasmas have been observed by a variety of investigators, including bacteria sterilization, cell apoptosis, and blood coagulation, among others. The mechanisms of the plasma-biomaterial interaction are however only poorly understood. A central scientific challenge is therefore how to answer the question: 'What plasma-generated agents are responsible for the observed biological effects?' Our modeling efforts are motivated by this question. In this paper, we review our modeling results of the plasma needle discharge. Then, we address data needs for further modeling and understanding of plasma-biomaterial interaction.

Sakiyama, Yukinori; Graves, David B. [Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States)

2009-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling and Data Needs of Atmospheric Pressure Gas Plasma and Biomaterial Interaction  

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Non?thermal atmospheric pressure plasmas have received considerable attention recently. One promising application of non?thermal plasma devices appears to be biomaterial and biomedical treatment. Various biological and medical effects of non?thermal plasmas have been observed by a variety of investigators including bacteria sterilization cell apoptosis and blood coagulation among others. The mechanisms of the plasma?biomaterial interaction are however only poorly understood. A central scientific challenge is therefore how to answer the question: What plasma?generated agents are responsible for the observed biological effects? Our modeling efforts are motivated by this question. In this paper we review our modeling results of the plasma needle discharge. Then we address data needs for further modeling and understanding of plasma?biomaterial interaction

Yukinori Sakiyama; David B. Graves

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric Plasma Effect on Cotton Nonwovens  

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Atmospheric Plasma Effect on Cotton Nonwovens ... (22) Plasma II is more effective than Plasma I with the ability to develop homogeneous plasmas and eliminate boundary-layer air effects. ...

Sudheer Jinka; Uday Turaga; Vinitkumar Singh; Rachel L. Behrens; Cenk Gumeci; Carol Korzeniewski; Todd Anderson; Rory Wolf; Seshadri Ramkumar

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Proposal for PLASMA LENS EXPERIMENT AT  

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Experiments on Cryogenic Complex Plasma  

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Experiments on a cryogenic complex plasma have been performed. Preliminary experiments include production of a plasma in a liquid helium or in a cryogenic helium gas by a pulsed discharge. The extended production of a plasma has been realized in a vapor of liquid helium or in a cryogenic helium gas by rf discharge. The charge of dust particles injected in such a plasma has been studied in detail.

Ishihara, O.; Sekine, W.; Kubota, J.; Uotani, N.; Chikasue, M.; Shindo, M. [Faculty of Engineering, Yokohama National University Yokohama, 240-8501 (Japan)

2009-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Fusion Plasmas Martin Greenwald  

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. Despite the cold war, which raged for another 30 years, controlled fusion research became a modelFusion Plasmas Martin Greenwald Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, John Webster - editor, published by John Wiley & Sons, New York (1999) #12;Controlled Fusion For half a century

Greenwald, Martin

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Solar Flare Plasmas  

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...April 1981 research-article Solar Flare Plasmas A. H. Gabriel The solar flare is discussed in terms of its three phases: energy storage, energy release, and dissipation...made by the N.A.S.A. Solar Maximum Mission satellite...

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stirring Strongly Coupled Plasma  

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We determine the energy it takes to move a test quark along a circle of radius L with angular frequency ? through the strongly coupled plasma of $\\mathcal{N}=4$ supersymmetric YangMills (SYM) theory. We find that for most ...

Fadafan, Kazem Bitaghsir

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Reprint from "PLASMA PHYSICS  

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ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY VIENNA, 1983 Link: http://charles.karney.info/biblio/white83.html #12;CONFINEMENTIN. ALBERT, C.F.F. KARNEY Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United motion. Of course a stochastic field has no such coordinates, but the systems of interest for confinement

Karney, Charles

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Beat Heating of a Plasma  

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If two laser beams have a difference frequency nearly equal to the plasma frequency, nonlinear interaction resonantly excites longitudinal plasma oscillations. These then induce transitions to other transverse modes. Nonlinear damping of the longitudinal mode heats the plasma. The process is optimized by having parallel beams, equal laser intensities, and damping equal to the frequency mismatch.

Bruce I. Cohen; Allan N. Kaufman; Kenneth M. Watson

1972-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Michigan Institute for Plasma Sci-  

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Michigan Institute for Plasma Sci- ence and Engi- neering Seminar Turbulent Plasmas in Astrophysics of turbulent fluc- tuations in the solar wind. While magnetohydrodynamics remains the appro- priate theory the labora- tory, to study naturally turbulent plasmas such as the solar wind and in more distant

Shyy, Wei

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Plasma Physics John F. Kennedy  

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v v v v v Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory N 278 95 1 95 18 NEW YORK John F. Kennedy Int Campus/ Sayre Drive Sign PPPLSayre Dr. Location: Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory James Forrestal Campus U.S. Route #1 North at Sayre Drive Plainsboro, NJ 08536 Mailing Address: Princeton Plasma Physics

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Princeton Plasma Physics Lab - Particle beam dynamics  

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particle-beam-dynamics The study of particle-beam-dynamics The study of the physics of charged particle beams and the accelerators that produce them. This cross-disciplinary area intersects with fields such as plasma physics, high-energy density science, and ultra-fast lasers. en Premiere issue of "Quest" magazine details PPPL's strides toward fusion energy and advances in plasma science http://www.pppl.gov/news/2013/09/premiere-issue-quest-magazine-details-pppls-strides-toward-fusion-energy-and-advances-0

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Improved plasma uniformity in a discharge system with electron injection  

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We present the results of experiments leading to improvement in bulk plasma uniformity of a constricted-arc discharge system with electron injection. The steady-state discharge was in argon, at a gas pressure of 0.5 mTorr, and operated with a main discharge voltage between 20 and 100 V and current between 3 and 15 A. The radial plasma distribution was measured with a movable Langmuir probe. We find that geometric modification of the intermediate electrode exit aperture and the main discharge cathode add little to the plasma uniformity. Improved bulk plasma uniformity is observed when a special distributing grid electrode is used and the main discharge voltage is less than 20-30 V. The application of a weakly divergent magnetic field in the region of the intermediate electrode exit aperture decreases the plasma nonuniformity from 20% to 14% over a radial distance of 30 cm. The plasma uniformity was further improved by compensating the magnetic self-field of the injected electron beam by a reverse magnetic field produced with a special electrode compensator. It is shown that an increase in discharge current causes a proportional increase in back current in the distributing electrode. The approach allows a decrease in plasma nonuniformity from 20% to 13% over a radial distance of 30 cm.

Vizir, A. V.; Tyunkov, A. V.; Shandrikov, M. V. [Institute of High Current Electronics, Siberian Division, Russian Academy Science, Tomsk 634055 (Russian Federation)

2009-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Finite beta plasma equilibrium in toroidally linked mirrors  

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The problem of finite pressure plasma equilibrium in a system with closed magnetic field lines consisting of quadrupole mirrors linked by simple toroidal cells with elliptical cross-sections is analyzed. An appropriate analytical procedure is developed, that uses conformal mapping techniques, which enables one to obtain the magnetic field structure for the free boundary equilibrium problem. This method has general applicability for finding analytic solutions of the two-dimensional Dirichlet problem outside of an arbitrary closed contour. Using this method, the deformations of the plasma equilibrium configuration due to finite plasma pressure in the toroidal cell are calculated analytically to the second order in {lambda}-expansion, where {lambda} {approximately} {beta}/{epsilon}E, {beta} is the ratio of plasma pressure to the magnetic field pressure, {epsilon} is the inverse aspect ratio and E is the ellipticity of the plasma cross-section. The outer displacement of the plasma column is shown to depend nonlinearly on the increase of plasma pressure, and does not prevent the achievement of substantial {beta} {approximately} 10% in the toroidal cells.

Ilgisonis, V.I.; Berk, H.L.; Pastukhov, V.P.

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Induction of cell growth arrest by atmospheric non-thermal plasma in colorectal cancer cells  

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Plasma is generated by ionizing neutral gas molecules, resulting in a mixture of energy particles, including electrons and ions. Recent progress in the understanding of non-thermal atmospheric plasma has led to applications in biomedicine. However, the exact molecular mechanisms involved in plasma-induced cell growth arrest are unclear. In this study, we investigated the feasibility of non-thermal atmospheric plasma treatment for cancer therapy and examined the mechanism by which plasma induces anti-proliferative properties and cell death in human colorectal cancer cells. Non-thermal atmospheric plasma induced cell growth arrest and induced apoptosis. In addition, plasma reduced cell migration and invasion activities. As a result, we found that plasma treatment to the cells increases ?-catenin phosphorylation, suggesting that ?-catenin degradation plays a role at least in part in plasma-induced anti-proliferative activity. Therefore, non-thermal atmospheric plasma constitutes a new biologic tool with the potential for therapeutic applications that modulate cell signaling and function.

Chul-Ho Kim; Jae Hoon Bahn; Seong-Ho Lee; Gye-Yeop Kim; Seung-Ik Jun; Keunho Lee; Seung Joon Baek

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of the RF plasma source at atmospheric pressure  

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A radio frequency (RF) plasma source operates by feeding helium or argon gas through two coaxial electrodes driven by a 13.56 \\{MHz\\} RF source. In order to prevent an arc discharge, a dielectric material is loaded outside the center electrode. A stable, arc-free discharge is produced at a flow rate of 1.5 l/min of helium gas. The temperature of the gas flame varies from 100 to 150 C depending on the RF power. The breakdown voltage also changes when the flow rate varies. The plasma generation in a hot chamber is much more efficient than that in a cold chamber. The plasma characteristics are diagnosed by using optical emission spectroscopy. One of the applications of the RF plasma source is the printed circuit board (PCB) cleaning process, needed for environmental protection. The PCB cleaning device forms an asymmetric biaxial reactor.

Jung G. Kang; Hyoung S. Kim; Sung W. Ahn; Han S. Uhm

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Treatment of Streptococcus mutans bacteria by a plasma needle  

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A dielectric barrier discharge plasma needle was realized at atmospheric pressure with a funnel-shaped nozzle. The preliminary characteristics of the plasma plume and its applications in the inactivation of Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans), the most important microorganism causing dental caries, were presented in this paper. The temperature of the plasma plume does not reach higher than 315 K when the power is below 28 W. Oxygen was injected downstream in the plasma afterglow region through the powered steel tube. Its effect was studied via optical-emission spectroscopy, both in air and in agar. Results show that addition of 26 SCCM O{sub 2} does not affect the plume length significantly (SCCM denotes cubic centimeter per minute at STP). The inactivation of S. mutans is primarily attributed to ultraviolet light emission, O, OH, and He radicals.

Zhang Xianhui [Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, 100080 Beijing (China); School of Science, Changchun University of Science and Technology, Changchun, Jilin 130022 (China); Fujian Key Lab of Plasma and Magnetic Resonance, Department of Aeronautics School of Physics and Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen, Fujian 361005 (China); Huang Jun; Lv Guohua [Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, 100080 Beijing (China); Liu Xiaodi; Peng Lei; Guo Lihong [Department of Oral Biology, Peking University School and Hospital of Stomatology, 100080 Beijing (China); Chen Wei; Feng Kecheng [School of Science, Changchun University of Science and Technology, Changchun, Jilin 130022 (China); Yang Size [Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, 100080 Beijing (China); Fujian Key Lab of Plasma and Magnetic Resonance, Department of Aeronautics School of Physics and Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen, Fujian 361005 (China)

2009-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Electron velocity distribution function in a plasma with temperature gradient and in the presence of suprathermal  

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Electron velocity distribution function in a plasma with temperature gradient and in the presence of suprathermal electrons: application to incoherent-scatter plasma lines P. Guio1 , J. Lilensten2 , W. Kofman2 arbitrary velocity distribution function with cylindrical symmetry along the magnetic ®eld. The electron

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Pulse shaping of transversely excited atmospheric CO2 laser using a simple plasma shutter  

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Pulse shaping of transversely excited atmospheric CO2 laser using a simple plasma shutter Noah excited atmospheric CO2 laser consists of a sharp spike followed by a long, drawn out tail region spanning applications because it decreases the average power of the laser pulse. We employ a pinhole plasma shutter

Harilal, S. S.

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2780 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PLASMA SCIENCE, VOL. 39, NO. 11, NOVEMBER 2011 Jetlike Emission From Colliding  

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attractive applications in the field of X-ray lasers, pulsed-laser deposition (PLD), extreme ultraviolet Colliding Laser-Produced Plasmas Sivanandan S. Harilal, Mathew P. Polek, and Ahmed Hassanein, Member, IEEE Abstract--We report a large jetlike collimated emission feature from colliding laser-produced plasmas (LPPs

Harilal, S. S.

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Transport processes in space plasmas  

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This is the final report of a three-year, Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The project represents a comprehensive research effort to study plasma and field transport processes relevant for solar-terrestrial interaction, involving the solar wind and imbedded magnetic field and plasma structures, the bow shock of the Earth`s magnetosphere and associated waves, the Earth`s magnetopause with imbedded flux rope structures and their connection with the Earth, plasma flow in the Earth`s magnetotail, and ionospheric beam/wave interactions. The focus of the work was on the interaction between plasma and magnetic and electric fields in the regions where different plasma populations exist adjacent to or superposed on each other. These are the regions of particularly dynamic plasma behavior, important for plasma and energy transport and rapid energy releases. The research addressed questions about how this interaction takes place, what waves, instabilities, and particle/field interactions are involved, how the penetration of plasma and energy through characteristic boundaries takes place, and how the characteristic properties of the plasmas and fields of the different populations influence each other on different spatial and temporal scales. These topics were investigated through combining efforts in the analysis of plasma and field data obtained through space missions with theory and computer simulations of the plasma behavior.

Birn, J.; Elphic, R.C.; Feldman, W.C. [and others

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrodynamic Scaling Analysis of Nuclear Fusion in Hot Plasma  

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Proton beams generated by ultraintense laser pulse irradiations have potential applications in industry and in medicine. However, the laser pulse parameters are currently not optimized for practical applications. We discuss scaling laws of fusion yields generated by laser-plasma interactions. The yields are found to scale as a function of the laser power. The origin of the scaling law in the laser driven fusion yield is derived in terms of hydrodynamical scaling and it is attributed to the laser power dependence of three terms: the reaction rate, the density of the plasma and the pro- jected range of the plasma particle in the medium. The resulting scaling relations have a powerful predictive power that enables estimating the fusion yield for a nuclear reaction which has not been investigated by means of the laser accelerated ion beams.

Kimura, Sachie

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon nanostructures production by AC arc discharge plasma process at atmospheric pressure  

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Carbon nanostructures have received much attention for a wide range of applications. In this paper, we produced carbon nanostructures by decomposition of benzene using AC arc discharge plasma process at atmospheric pressure. Discharge was carried out ...

Shenqiang Zhao; Ruoyu Hong; Zhi Luo; Haifeng Lu; Biao Yan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RF Analysis of ITER Remote Steering Antenna for Electron-Cyclotron Plasma Heating  

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An application of remote RF beam steering concept, based on image multiplication phenomena in a corrugated square waveguide, to electron-cyclotron plasma heating and current drive for ITER has been ... breakdown,...

G.G. Denisov; S.V. Kuzikov; N. Kobayashi

2001-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear fusion control-oriented plasma current linear models  

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The control of plasma in nuclear fusion has been revealed as a promising application of Control Engineering, with increasing interest in the control community during last years. In this paper it is developed a control-oriented linear model for the control ...

Aitor J. Garrido; Izaskun Garrido; M. Goretti Sevillano; Mikel Alberdi; Modesto Amundarain; Oscar Barambones; Manuel De La Sen

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Engineering report of plasma vitrification of Hanford tank wastes  

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This document provides an analysis of vendor-derived testing and technology applicability to full scale glass production from Hanford tank wastes using plasma vitrification. The subject vendor testing and concept was applied in support of the Hanford LLW Vitrification Program, Tank Waste Remediation System.

Hendrickson, D.W.

1995-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Differential sensitivity of lymphocyte subpopulations to non-thermal atmospheric-pressure plasma  

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Non-thermal atmospheric-pressure plasmas can possibly be used for several applications in particular in medicine. Plasma treatment can be applied to living tissues and cells, e.g., to induce apoptosis and growth arrest in tumour cells or to improve wound healing. However, detailed investigations of plasmacell interactions are strongly needed. It is not yet clear whether plasmas will be useful in stimulating immune cells to change their behaviour or function. Therefore, this study focused on the influence of non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasma on cell surface molecules of rat spleen mononuclear cells (MNC) as first important step to gain insight into plasmaimmune cells interactions. Rat spleen MNC were treated with plasma by surface dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) at atmospheric pressure in air or argon. Lymphocyte subpopulations and expression of L-selectin, ICAM-1 and LFA-1? expression on T-cells were analysed by flow cytometry 148h after plasma treatment. Plasma changed the ratio of T- and B-cells in favour of B-cells. Of the T-cells the helper T-cells were reduced while cytotoxic T-cells were less affected. L-selectin expressing T-cells were significantly reduced already 1h after plasma treatment and that of ICAM-1+ and LFA-1?+T-cells only after 4h. These effects were time dependent and less dramatic when using DBD/argon plasma. In conclusion, different lymphocyte subpopulations show different sensitivity to plasma. Adhesion molecules as L-selectin, ICAM-1 and LFA-1? are down regulated by plasma. Whether these results can be used to modify lymphocyte homing or to activate MNC for different applications remains to be clarified.

Beate Haertel; Frauke Volkmann; Thomas von Woedtke; Ulrike Lindequist

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DEVELOPMENT OF WATER JET PLASMA MIRROR FOR STAGING OF LASER PLASMA ACCELERATORS  

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STAGING OF LASER PLASMA ACCELERATORS ? Dmitriy Panasenko,Staging Laser Plasma Accelerators (LPAs) is necessary in4]. INTRODUCTION Laser Plasma Accelerators (LPAs) have now

Panasenko, Dmitriy

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Monte Carlo algorithm for degenerate plasmas  

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A procedure for performing Monte Carlo calculations of plasmas with an arbitrary level of degeneracy is outlined. It has possible applications in inertial confinement fusion and astrophysics. Degenerate particles are initialised according to the FermiDirac distribution function, and scattering is via a Pauli blocked binary collision approximation. The algorithm is tested against degenerate electronion equilibration, and the degenerate resistivity transport coefficient from unmagnetised first order transport theory. The code is applied to the cold fuel shell and alpha particle equilibration problem of inertial confinement fusion.

Turrell, A.E., E-mail: a.turrell09@imperial.ac.uk; Sherlock, M.; Rose, S.J.

2013-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Furth Plasma Physics Library | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab  

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Towards Plasma Surgery: Plasma Treatment of Living Cells  

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The physical biological and technical background for high?precision plasma surgery is prepared in a multi?disciplinary team. The aim of the research is to achieve controlled removal of diseased cells and bacteria without harming the healthy rest of the tissue. For this purpose a small cold flexible and non?toxic plasma is developed (the plasma needle) and tested on cultured cells and bacterial samples. The needle is an atmospheric discharge induced by a radio?frequency voltage applied to a metal pin. This plasma operates at room temperature in the milliwatt power regime; it poses no risk of thermal or electrical damage to living tissues. Several beneficial responses of living cells to plasma treatment have been already identified. Plasma does not cause accidental cell death (necrosis) which leads to inflammation and tissue damage. Instead it allows to detach cells from each other and from the scaffold and thus to remove them in a non?destructive way. Moreover plasma is capable of bacterial inactivation. I parallel we have determined the electrical and optical properties of the plasma and found a method of precise positioning of the plasma needle with respect to the treated tissue.

E. Stoffels; I. E. Kieft; R. E. J. Sladek; D. W. Slaaf; E. P. van der Laan; P. Jimenez?Moreno; M. Steinbuch

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Towards Plasma Surgery: Plasma Treatment of Living Cells  

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The physical, biological and technical background for high-precision plasma surgery is prepared in a multi-disciplinary team. The aim of the research is to achieve controlled removal of diseased cells and bacteria without harming the healthy rest of the tissue. For this purpose, a small, cold, flexible and non-toxic plasma is developed (the plasma needle) and tested on cultured cells and bacterial samples. The needle is an atmospheric discharge induced by a radio-frequency voltage applied to a metal pin. This plasma operates at room temperature, in the milliwatt power regime; it poses no risk of thermal or electrical damage to living tissues. Several beneficial responses of living cells to plasma treatment have been already identified. Plasma does not cause accidental cell death (necrosis), which leads to inflammation and tissue damage. Instead, it allows to detach cells from each other and from the scaffold, and thus to remove them in a non-destructive way. Moreover, plasma is capable of bacterial inactivation. I parallel, we have determined the electrical and optical properties of the plasma and found a method of precise positioning of the plasma needle with respect to the treated tissue.

Stoffels, E.; Kieft, I.E.; Sladek, R.E.J.; Slaaf, D.W.; Laan, E.P. van der; Jimenez-Moreno, P.; Steinbuch, M. [Department of Biomedical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, PO Box 513, 5600 MB, Eindhoven (Netherlands); Department of Mechanical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, PO Box 513, 5600 MB, Eindhoven (Netherlands)

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-consistent electrodynamics of large-area high-frequency capacitive plasma discharge  

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Capacitively coupled plasmas (CCPs) generated using high frequency (3-30 MHz) and very high frequency (30-300 MHz) radio-frequency (rf) sources are used for many plasma processing applications including thin film etching and deposition. When chamber dimensions become commensurate with the effective rf wavelength in the plasma, electromagnetic wave effects impose a significant influence on plasma behavior. Because the effective rf wavelength in plasma depends upon both rf and plasma process conditions (e.g., rf power and gas pressure), a self-consistent model including both the rf power delivery system and the plasma discharge is highly desirable to capture a more complete physical picture of the plasma behavior. A three-dimensional model for self-consistently studying both electrodynamic and plasma dynamic behavior of large-area (Gen 10, >8 m{sup 2}) CCP is described in this paper. This model includes Maxwell's equations and transport equations for charged and neutral species, which are coupled and solved in the time domain. The complete rf plasma discharge chamber including the rf power delivery subsystem, rf feed, electrodes, and the plasma domain is modeled as an integrated system. Based on this full-wave solution model, important limitations for processing uniformity imposed by electromagnetic wave propagation effects in a large-area CCP (3.05x2.85 m{sup 2} electrode size) are studied. The behavior of H{sub 2} plasmas in such a reactor is examined from 13.56 to 200 MHz. It is shown that various rectangular harmonics of electromagnetic fields can be excited in a large-area rectangular reactor as the rf or power is increased. The rectangular harmonics can create not only center-high plasma distribution but also high plasma density at the corners and along the edges of the reactor.

Chen Zhigang; Rauf, Shahid; Collins, Ken [Applied Materials, Inc., 974 E. Arques Avenue, Sunnyvale, California 94085 (United States)

2010-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A comprehensive study of different gases in inductively coupled plasma torch operating at one atmosphere  

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A numerical study is done to understand the possible operating regimes of RF-ICP torch (3?MHz 50?kW) using different gases for plasma formation at atmospheric pressure. A two dimensional numerical simulation of RF-ICP torch using argon nitrogen oxygen and air as plasma gas has been investigated using computational fluid dynamic (CFD) software fluent. The operating parameters varied here are central gas flow sheath gas flow RF-power dissipated in plasma and plasma gas. The temperature contours flow field axial and radial velocity profiles were investigated under different operating conditions. The plasmaresistance inductance of the torch and the heat distribution for various plasma gases have also been investigated. The plasma impedance of ICP torch varies with different operating parameters and plays an important role for RF oscillator design and power coupling. These studies will be useful to decide the design criteria for ICP torches required for different material processing applications.

Sangeeta B. Punjabi; N. K. Joshi; H. A. Mangalvedekar; B. K. Lande; A. K. Das; D. C. Kothari

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On vapor shielding of dust grains of iron, molybdenum, and tungsten in fusion plasmas  

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The shielding effects of ablation cloud around a small dust grain composed of iron, molybdenum, or tungsten in fusion plasmas are considered. These include collisional dissipation of momentum flux of impinging plasma ions, heat transfer by secondary plasma created due to electron impact ionization of the ablated atoms, and radiative plasma power losses in the ablation cloud. The maximum radius, which limits applicability of existing dust-plasma interaction models neglecting the cloud shielding effects, for dust grains of the considered high-Z metals is calculated as function of plasma parameters. The thermal bifurcation triggered by thermionic electron emission from dust grains, observed for some of the considered materials, is analyzed. The results are compared with previous calculations for dust composed of low-Z fusion related materials, i.e., lithium, beryllium, and carbon.

Brown, B. T.; Smirnov, R. D., E-mail: rsmirnov@ucsd.edu; Krasheninnikov, S. I. [Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, California 92093-0411 (United States)] [Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, California 92093-0411 (United States)

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Electrical studies and plasma characterization of an atmospheric pressure plasma jet operated at low frequency  

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Low-temperature high-pressure plasma jets have an extensive use in medical and biological applications. Much work has been devoted to study these applications while comparatively fewer studies appear to be directed to the discharge itself. In this work in order to better understand the kind of electrical discharge and the plasma states existing in those devices a study of the electrical characteristics of a typical plasma jet operated at atmospheric pressure using either air or argon is reported. It is found that the experimentally determined electrical characteristics are consistent with the model of a thermal arc discharge with a highly collisional cathode sheet. The only exception is the case of argon at the smallest electrode separation studied around 1?mm in which case the discharge is better modeled as either a non-thermal arc or a high-pressure glow. Also variations of the electrical behavior at different gas flow rates are interpreted consistently with the arc model in terms of the development of fluid turbulence in the external jet.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultrafast electron beam imaging of femtosecond laser-induced plasma  

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Ultrafast electron beam imaging of femtosecond laser-induced plasma Ultrafast electron beam imaging of femtosecond laser-induced plasma dynamics Title Ultrafast electron beam imaging of femtosecond laser-induced plasma dynamics Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2010 Authors Li, Junjie, Xuan Wang, Zhaoyang Chen, Richard Clinite, Samuel S. Mao, Pengfei Zhu, Zhengming Sheng, Jie Zhang, and Jianming Cao Journal Journal of Applied Physics Volume 107 Issue 8 Date Published 03/2010 Keywords copper, electron beam applications, high-speed optical techniques, laser ablation, plasma diagnostics, plasma production by laser Abstract Plasma dynamics in the early stage of laser ablation of a copper target are investigated in real time by making ultrafast electron shadow images and electron deflectometry measurements. These complementary techniques provide both a global view and a local perspective of the associated transient electric field and charge expansion dynamics. The results reveal that the charge cloud above the target surface is composed predominantly of thermally ejected electrons and that it is self-expanding, with a fast front-layer speed exceeding 107 m/s. The average electric field strength of the charge cloud induced by a pump fluence of 2.2 J/cm2 is estimated to be ∼ 2.4×105 V/m.

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ALFVEN WAVES IN A PARTIALLY IONIZED TWO-FLUID PLASMA  

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Alfven waves are a particular class of magnetohydrodynamic waves relevant in many astrophysical and laboratory plasmas. In partially ionized plasmas the dynamics of Alfven waves is affected by the interaction between ionized and neutral species. Here we study Alfven waves in a partially ionized plasma from the theoretical point of view using the two-fluid description. We consider that the plasma is composed of an ion-electron fluid and a neutral fluid, which interact by means of particle collisions. To keep our investigation as general as possible, we take the neutral-ion collision frequency and the ionization degree as free parameters. First, we perform a normal mode analysis. We find the modification due to neutral-ion collisions of the wave frequencies and study the temporal and spatial attenuation of the waves. In addition, we discuss the presence of cutoff values of the wavelength that constrain the existence of oscillatory standing waves in weakly ionized plasmas. Later, we go beyond the normal mode approach and solve the initial-value problem in order to study the time-dependent evolution of the wave perturbations in the two fluids. An application to Alfven waves in the low solar atmospheric plasma is performed and the implication of partial ionization for the energy flux is discussed.

Soler, R.; Ballester, J. L.; Terradas, J. [Departament de Fisica, Universitat de les Illes Balears, E-07122 Palma de Mallorca (Spain); Carbonell, M., E-mail: roberto.soler@uib.es, E-mail: joseluis.ballester@uib.es, E-mail: jaume.terradas@uib.es, E-mail: marc.carbonell@uib.es [Departament de Matematiques i Informatica, Universitat de les Illes Balears, E-07122 Palma de Mallorca (Spain)

2013-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasma parameters of an active cathode during relativistic magnetron operation  

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The results of time- and space-resolved spectroscopic studies of the plasma produced at the surface of the ferroelectric cathode during the operation of an S-band relativistic magnetron generating approx50 MW microwave power at f=3005 MHz and powered by a linear induction accelerator (LIA) (150 kV, 1.5 kA, 250 ns) are presented. The surface plasma was produced by a driving pulse (3 kV, 150 ns) prior to the application of the LIA accelerating high-voltage pulse. The cathode plasma electron density and temperature were obtained by analyzing hydrogen H{sub a}lpha and H{sub b}eta, and carbon ions CII and CIII spectral lines, and using the results of nonstationary collision radiative modeling. It was shown that the microwave generation causes an increase in plasma ion and electron temperature up to approx4 and approx7 eV, respectively, and the plasma density increases up to approx7x10{sup 14} cm{sup -3}. Estimates of the plasma transport parameters and its interaction with microwave radiation are also discussed.

Hadas, Y.; Kweller, T.; Sayapin, A.; Krasik, Ya. E. [Department of Physics, Technion, Haifa 32000 (Israel); Bernshtam, V. [Department of Physics, Weizmann Institute of Sciences, 61000 Rehovot (Israel)

2009-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Electron energy distributions in a magnetized inductively coupled plasma  

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Optimizing and controlling electron energy distributions (EEDs) is a continuing goal in plasma materials processing as EEDs determine the rate coefficients for electron impact processes. There are many strategies to customize EEDs in low pressure inductively coupled plasmas (ICPs), for example, pulsing and choice of frequency, to produce the desired plasma properties. Recent experiments have shown that EEDs in low pressure ICPs can be manipulated through the use of static magnetic fields of sufficient magnitudes to magnetize the electrons and confine them to the electromagnetic skin depth. The EED is then a function of the local magnetic field as opposed to having non-local properties in the absence of the magnetic field. In this paper, EEDs in a magnetized inductively coupled plasma (mICP) sustained in Ar are discussed with results from a two-dimensional plasma hydrodynamics model. Results are compared with experimental measurements. We found that the character of the EED transitions from non-local to local with application of the static magnetic field. The reduction in cross-field mobility increases local electron heating in the skin depth and decreases the transport of these hot electrons to larger radii. The tail of the EED is therefore enhanced in the skin depth and depressed at large radii. Plasmas densities are non-monotonic with increasing pressure with the external magnetic field due to transitions between local and non-local kinetics.

Song, Sang-Heon, E-mail: ssongs@umich.edu, E-mail: Sang-Heon.Song@us.tel.com [Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, University of Michigan, 2355 Bonisteel Boulevard, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2104 (United States); Yang, Yang, E-mail: yang-yang@amat.com [Applied Materials Inc., 974 E. Arques Avenue, M/S 81312, Sunnyvale, California 94085 (United States); Chabert, Pascal, E-mail: pascal.chabert@lpp.polytechnique.fr [LPP, CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique, UPMC, Paris XI, 91128 Palaiseau (France); Kushner, Mark J., E-mail: mjkush@umich.edu [Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, 1301 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2122 (United States)

2014-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface Modification by Atmospheric Pressure Plasma for Improved Bonding  

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composites using atmospheric plasma treatment. J. Appl.of polymer surfaces: atmospheric plasma versus vacuum plasmaA. Morgan, The effect of atmospheric plasma treatment on the

Williams, Thomas Scott

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Conductivity of a Warm Plasma  

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A theory for obtaining the conductivity of a uniform plasma as a function of frequency and temperature is presented and compared with a number of recent treatments.

Lyman Mower

1959-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Organization | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab  

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Environment, Safety & Health Procurement Division Technology Transfer Furth Plasma Physics Library Contact Us Lab Leadership Directory Careers Human Resources Environment, Safety...

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News | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab  

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As..." This fast-camera image shows plasma during magnetic reconnection, with magnetic field lines rendered in white based on measurements made during the experiment. The...

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Engineering | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab  

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developing an advanced power switch Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) are assisting General Electric Co. in...

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Purpose | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab  

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Our goal is to support as many projects as possible. As a DOE National Laboratory, the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory maintains an experienced staff of scientists,...

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Tours | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab  

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Contract Documents Speakers Bureau Tours Virtual Tour Tours Tour Arrangements at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Come see first-hand the exciting world of fusion...

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STEM | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab  

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glimpse at the cutting edge research taking place at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory when the Laboratory, which already offers tours to...

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News | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab  

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Simulation of microturbulence in a tokamak fusion device. (Credit: Chad Jones and Kwan-Liu Ma, University of California, Davis; Stephane Ethier, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory...

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Education | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab  

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Education Science Education Welcome to the Science Education Department at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), where we combine the lab's core research activities with...

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Education | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab  

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glimpse at the cutting edge research taking place at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory when the Laboratory, which already offers tours to...

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News | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab  

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collaborators push for energy solutions By Catherine Shen Stewart Prager, director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, gives the opening talk Nov. 14 at the third annual...

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Inner magnetosphere plasma densities  

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The radio plasma imager (RPI) on the IMAGE satellite performs radio sounding in the magnetosphere, transmitting coded signals stepping through the frequency range of interest and receiving the returned echoes. The measurements provide the echo amplitude as a function of frequency and echo delay time on a so-called plasmagram. A newly developed algorithm inverts THE echo traces on a plasmagram to electron density spatial distributions. Based on these observed density distributions, an empirical model is constructed to describe the two-dimensional density distribution in the inner magnetosphere.

Reinisch, B W

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Voltage distribution over capacitively coupled plasma electrode for atmospheric-pressure plasma generation  

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When capacitively coupled plasma (CCP) is used to generate large-area plasma, the standing wave effect becomes significant, ... which results in the hindering of the uniform plasma process such as in a plasma etc...

Mitsutoshi Shuto; Fukumi Tomino; Hiromasa Ohmi

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Analysis of Microwave Propagation In Plasma  

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Analysis of Microwave Propagation In Plasma Elaine Chung Advisor: Dr. John Rodgers #12;Plasma OverviewPlasma Overview · Plasma ­ ionized gas htt[p://www.noaa.gov http://www.photoeverywhere.co.uk http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/ #12;Experimental Plasma · Formed by collisional excitation of gas in an electric field Electrode Non

Anlage, Steven

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Influence of non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasma on cellular structures and processes in human keratinocytes (HaCaT)  

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Background The use of non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasma in dermatology to improve the healing of chronic wounds is a promising application. The antimicrobial properties of physical plasma offer on the one hand the killing of bacteria, which are often a problem in chronic wounds. On the other hand, plasma can activate cells which are involved in the wound closure. Objective To guarantee a safe application it is essential to understand basic interactions between physical plasma and human skin cells. Methods In our study, human keratinocytes (HaCaT cells) were directly plasma treated with a dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) plasma source and effects on viability, DNA, cell cycle, intracellular concentration of reactive oxygen species and induction of apoptosis were observed. Results A treatment time-dependent loss of recovered adherent HaCaT cells after 24h and a linear increase of DNA damage were observed, which was no longer evident 24h after plasma stimulation, except for long treatment times. An accumulation of HaCaT cells in G2/M phase and a decrease in the G1 phase was caused by DBD plasma. The increasing formation of intracellular ROS is also attributed to plasma treatment. In contrast to other studies we did not find clear evidences for apoptosis in adherent HaCaT cells. A culture medium exchange subsequently after plasma treatment weakened the observed effects. Conclusion DBD plasma treatment resulted in oxidative stress in human keratinocytes which is related to deficient cell performance.

Susanne Blackert; Beate Haertel; Kristian Wende; Thomas von Woedtke; Ulrike Lindequist

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Princeton Plasma Physics Lab - Laser diagnostics  

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laser-diagnostics The Multi-Point laser-diagnostics The Multi-Point Thomson Scattering (MPTS) diagnostic system has been providing time dependent Te and ne profile measurements on NSTX for ten years. en Premiere issue of "Quest" magazine details PPPL's strides toward fusion energy and advances in plasma science http://www.pppl.gov/news/2013/09/premiere-issue-quest-magazine-details-pppls-strides-toward-fusion-energy-and-advances-0

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Princeton Plasma Physics Lab - Fusion roadmapping  

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roadmapping The process of roadmapping The process of mapping a path to a commercial fusion reactor by planning a sequence of future machines. en Premiere issue of "Quest" magazine details PPPL's strides toward fusion energy and advances in plasma science http://www.pppl.gov/news/2013/09/premiere-issue-quest-magazine-details-pppls-strides-toward-fusion-energy-and-advances-0

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Applications of soft x-ray lasers  

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The high brightness and short pulse duration of soft x-ray lasers provide unique advantages for novel applications. Imaging of biological specimens using x-ray lasers has been demonstrated by several groups. Other applications to fields such as chemistry, material science, plasma diagnostics, and lithography are beginning to emerge. We review the current status of soft x-ray lasers from the perspective of applications, and present an overview of the applications currently being developed.

Skinner, C.H.

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Charging and Heating Dynamics of Nanoparticles in Nonthermal Plasmas  

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The focus of this award was to understand the interactions of nanometer-sized particles with ionized gases, also called plasmas. Plasmas are widely used in the fabrication of electronic circuits such as microprocessors and memory devices, in plasma display panels, as well as in medical applications. Recently, these ionized gases are finding applications in the synthesis of advanced nanomaterials with novel properties, which are based on nanometer-sized particulate (nanoparticles) building blocks. As these nanoparticles grow in the plasma environment, they interact with the plasmas species such as electrons and ions which critically determines the nanoparticle properties. The University of Minnesota researchers conducting this project performed numerical simulations and developed analytical models that described the interaction of plasma-bound nanoparticles with the plasma ions. The plasma ions bombard the nanoparticle surface with substantial energy, which can result in the rearrangement of the nanoparticles atoms, giving them often desirable structures at the atomic scale. Being able to tune the ion energies allows to control the properties of nanoparticles produced in order to tailor their attributes for certain applications. For instance, when used in high efficiency light emitting devices, nanoparticles produced under high fluxes of highly energetic ions may show superior light emission to particles produced under low fluxes of less energetic ions. The analytical models developed by the University of Minnesota researchers enable the research community to easily determine the energy of ions bombarding the nanoparticles. The researchers extensively tested the validity of the analytical models by comparing them to sophisticated computer simulations based on stochastic particle modeling, also called Monte Carlo modeling, which simulated the motion of hundreds of thousands of ions and their interaction with the nanoparticle surfaces. Beyond the scientific intellectual merits, this award had significant broader impacts. Two graduate students received their doctoral degrees and both have joined a U.S. manufacturer of plasma-based semiconductor processing equipment. Four undergraduate students participated in research conducted under this grant and gained valuable hands-on laboratory experience. A middle school science teacher observed research conducted under this grant and developed three new course modules that introduce middle school students to the concepts of nanometer scale, the atomic structure of matter, and the composition of matter of different chemical elements.

Kortshagen, Uwe R.

2014-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

352

Power Deposition on Tokamak Plasma-Facing Components  

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The SMARDDA software library is used to model plasma interaction with complex engineered surfaces. A simple flux-tube model of power deposition necessitates the following of magnetic fieldlines until they meet geometry taken from a CAD (Computer Aided Design) database. Application is made to 1) models of ITER tokamak limiter geometry and 2) MASTU tokamak divertor designs, illustrating the accuracy and effectiveness of SMARDDA, even in the presence of significant nonaxisymmetric ripple field. SMARDDA's ability to exchange data with CAD databases and its speed of execution also give it the potential for use directly in the design of tokamak plasma facing components.

Arter, Wayne; Fishpool, Geoff

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Nanoparticle plasma ejected directly from solid copper by localized microwaves  

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A plasma column ejected directly from solid copper by localized microwaves is studied. The effect stems from an induced hotspot that melts and emits ionized copper vapors as a confined fire column. Nanoparticles of {approx}20-120 nm size were revealed in the ejected column by in situ small-angle x-ray scattering. Optical spectroscopy confirmed the dominance of copper particles in the plasma column originating directly from the copper substrate. Nano- and macroparticles of copper were verified also by ex situ scanning electron microscopy. The direct conversion of solid metals to nanoparticles is demonstrated and various applications are proposed.

Jerby, E.; Golts, A.; Shamir, Y.; Wonde, S.; Ashkenazi, D.; Eliaz, N. [Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv 69978 (Israel); Mitchell, J. B. A.; LeGarrec, J. L. [IPR., U.M.R. No. 6251 du C.N.R.S., Universite de Rennes I, 35042 Rennes (France); Narayanan, T.; Sztucki, M. [European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, BP-220, 38043 Grenoble (France); Barkay, Z. [Wolfson Applied Materials Research Center, Tel Aviv University, Ramat-Aviv 69978 (Israel)

2009-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

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On the drift magnetosonic waves in anisotropic low beta plasmas  

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A generalized dispersion relation of obliquely propagating drift magnetosonic waves is derived by using the gyrokinetic theory for anisotropic low beta plasmas. The stability analysis applicable to a wide range of plasma parameters is performed to understand the stabilization mechanism of the drift magnetosonic instability and the estimation of the growth rate is also presented. It is noted that the growth rate of the drift instability enhances for small anisotropy (A{sub e,i}?=?T{sub ?e,i}/T{sub ?e,i}??1)

Naim, Hafsa, E-mail: roohi-phy@yahoo.com [Department of Physics, G. C. University Lahore, Katchery Road, Lahore 54000 (Pakistan); Bashir, M. F., E-mail: frazbashir@yahoo.com [Department of Physics, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore 54000 (Pakistan); Murtaza, G. [Visiting Professor, Department of Physics, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad (Pakistan)

2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetized dusty plasmas: the next frontier for complex plasma research  

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This paper discusses the role of magnetic fields in dusty (complex) plasma experiments. It first provides a description of the conditions necessary for a dusty plasma to become fully magnetized. The paper then briefly reviews a series of experimental studies that illustrate how magnetic fields are applied to dusty plasmasfrom experiments that use magnetic fields to control the background plasma to those that have strong enough magnetic fields to directly modify the confinement and dynamics of the charged microparticles. The paper will then discuss the newest experiment that is currently under development at Auburn University, the magnetized dusty plasma experiment device. The paper concludes with a discussion of important outstanding physics and technical issues that will define the next generation of experiments.

E Thomas Jr; R L Merlino; M Rosenberg

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Ion plasma wave and its instability in interpenetrating plasmas  

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Some essential features of the ion plasma wave in both kinetic and fluid descriptions are presented. The wave develops at wavelengths shorter than the electron Debye radius. Thermal motion of electrons at this scale is such that they overshoot the electrostatic potential perturbation caused by ion bunching, which consequently propagates as an unshielded wave, completely unaffected by electron dynamics. So in the simplest fluid description, the electrons can be taken as a fixed background. However, in the presence of magnetic field and for the electron gyro-radius shorter than the Debye radius, electrons can participate in the wave and can increase its damping rate. This is determined by the ratio of the electron gyro-radius and the Debye radius. In interpenetrating plasmas (when one plasma drifts through another), the ion plasma wave can easily become growing and this growth rate is quantitatively presented for the case of an argon plasma.

Vranjes, J., E-mail: jvranjes@yahoo.com [Institute of Physics Belgrade, Pregrevica 118, 11080 Zemun (Serbia); Kono, M., E-mail: kono@fps.chuo-u.ac.jp [Faculty of Policy Studies, Chuo University, Tokyo (Japan)

2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A dusty plasma device for producing extended, steady state, magnetized, dusty plasma columns  

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A dusty plasma device for producing extended, steady state, magnetized, dusty plasma columns Wenjun with an existing Q machine, to produce extended, steady state, magnetized plasma columns. The dusty plasma device (DPD) is to be used for the investigation of waves in dusty plasmas and of other plasma/dust aspects

Merlino, Robert L.

358

Control of impurities in toroidal plasma devices  

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A method and apparatus for plasma impurity control in closed flux plasma systems such as Tokamak reactors is disclosed. Local axisymmetrical injection of hydrogen gas is employed to reverse the normally inward flow of impurities into the plasma.

Ohkawa, Tihiro (La Jolla, CA)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

First Plasma Wave Observations at Uranus  

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...electrons. Various other plasma waves were also observed...plane crossing, the plasma wave instrument detected a large number of impulsive...BRIDGE, H.S., PLASMA OBSERVATIONS NEAR URANUS...FROM URANUS AT 0.5 MHZ, ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL...

D. A. GURNETT; W. S. KURTH; F. L. SCARF; R. L. POYNTER

1986-07-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative Elemental Analyses by Plasma Emission Spectroscopy  

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...Elemental Analyses by Plasma Emission Spectroscopy...Argon-supported inductively coupled plasmas operated at atmospheric pressures are excellent...HIGH-FREQUENCY ARGON PLASMA FOR OPTICAL EMISSION...EXPERIMENTAL-STUDY OF A 1-KW, 50-MHZ RF INDUCTIVELY COUPLED...

Velmer A. Fassel

1978-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative Elemental Analyses by Plasma Emission Spectroscopy  

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...Elemental Analyses by Plasma Emission Spectroscopy...inductively coupled plasmas operated at atmospheric...INDUCTIVELY-COUPLED HIGH-FREQUENCY ARGON PLASMA FOR OPTICAL EMISSION...1-KW, 50-MHZ RF INDUCTIVELY COUPLED...STUDIES OF A RADIO-FREQUENCY INDUCTIVELY COUPLED...

Velmer A. Fassel

1978-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

362

Steady state compact toroidal plasma production  

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This invention relates to the confinement of field reversed plasma rings and, more particularly, to the steady state maintainance of field reversed plasma rings produced by coaxial plasma guns.

Turner, W.C.

1983-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

363

PPPL Open House | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab  

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June 1, 2013, 9:00am to 4:00pm Open House at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory PPPL Open House Hot Plasma, Cool Science: Princeton Plasma Physics Lab Open House on June 1 Mark...

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Plasma physics: The fusion upstarts  

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... fusion reactor capable of generating an excess of energy from a sustained burn of its plasma fuel. But it looks set to cost as much as US$50 billion ... light elements, add heat to strip the electrons from the nuclei and form an ionized plasma, then compress that ...

M. Mitchell Waldrop

2014-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

365

Plasma Rotation during Spheromak Formation  

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We observe Doppler shifts of a CIII impurity line in a spheromak plasma showing toroidal rotation during the formation phase of the spheromak configuration but not during the equilibrium or decay phase. The evolution of the velocity fields is consistent with the estimated rate of cross-helicity decay given the viscosity and resistivity of the plasma.

T. Peyser and G. C. Goldenbaum

1988-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasma theory and simulation research  

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Our research group uses both theory and simulation as tools in order to increase the understanding of instabilities, heating, diffusion, transport and other phenomena in plasmas. We also work on the improvement of simulation, both theoretically and practically. Our focus has been more and more on the plasma edge (the sheath''), interactions with boundaries, leading to simulations of whole devices (someday a numerical tokamak).

Birdsall, C.K.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Current Drive in Recombining Plasma  

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The Langevin equations describing the average collisional dynamics of suprathermal particles in nonstationary plasma remarkably admit an exact analytical solution in the case of recombining plasma. The current density produced by arbitrary particle fluxes is derived including the effect of charge recombination. Since recombination has the effect of lowering the charge density of the plasma, thus reducing the charged particle collisional frequencies, the evolution of the current density can be modified substantially compared to plasma with fixed charge density. The current drive efficiency is derived and optimized for discrete and continuous pulses of current, leading to the discovery of a nonzero "residual" current density that persists indefinitely under certain conditions, a feature not present in stationary plasmas.

P.F. Schmit and N.J. Fisch

2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

368

Filters for cathodic arc plasmas  

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Cathodic arc plasmas are contaminated with macroparticles. A variety of magnetic plasma filters has been used with various success in removing the macroparticles from the plasma. An open-architecture, bent solenoid filter, with additional field coils at the filter entrance and exit, improves macroparticle filtering. In particular, a double-bent filter that is twisted out of plane forms a very compact and efficient filter. The coil turns further have a flat cross-section to promote macroparticle reflection out of the filter volume. An output conditioning system formed of an expander coil, a straightener coil, and a homogenizer, may be used with the magnetic filter for expanding the filtered plasma beam to cover a larger area of the target. A cathodic arc plasma deposition system using this filter can be used for the deposition of ultrathin amorphous hard carbon (a-C) films for the magnetic storage industry.

Anders, Andre (Albany, CA); MacGill, Robert A. (Richmond, CA); Bilek, Marcela M. M. (Engadine, AU); Brown, Ian G. (Berkeley, CA)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Resonant-cavity antenna for plasma heating  

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This invention relates generally to a method and apparatus for transferring energy to a plasma immersed in a magnetic field, and relates particularly to an apparatus for heating a plasma of low atomic number ions to high temperatures by transfer of energy to plasma resonances, particularly the fundamental and harmonics of the ion cyclotron frequency of the plasma ions. This invention transfers energy from an oscillating radio-frequency field to a plasma resonance of a plasma immersed in a magnetic field.

Perkins, F.W. Jr.; Chiu, S.C.; Parks, P.; Rawls, J.M.

1984-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Meter scale plasma source for plasma wakefield experiments  

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High accelerating gradients generated by a high density electron beam moving through plasma has been used to double the energy of the SLAC electron beam [1]. During that experiment, the electron current density was high enough to generate its own plasma without significant head erosion. In the newly commissioned FACET facility at SLAC, the peak current will be lower and without pre-ionization, head erosion will be a significant challenge for the planned experiments. In this work we report on our design of a meter scale plasma source for these experiments to effectively avoid the problem of head erosion. The plasma source is based on a homogeneous metal vapor gas column that is generated in a heat pipe oven [2]. A lithium oven over 30 cm long at densities over 10{sup 17} cm{sup -3} has been constructed and tested at UCLA. The plasma is then generated by coupling a 10 TW short pulse Ti:Sapphire laser into the gas column using an axicon lens setup. The Bessel profile of the axicon setup creates a region of high intensity that can stretch over the full length of the gas column with approximately constant diameter. In this region of high intensity, the alkali metal vapor is ionized through multi-photon ionization process. In this manner, a fully ionized meter scale plasma of uniform density can be formed. Methods for controlling the plasma diameter and length will also be discussed.

Vafaei-Najafabadi, N.; Shaw, J. L.; Marsh, K. A.; Joshi, C.; Hogan, M. J. [Department of Electrical Engineering, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (United States); SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA 94025 (United States)

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Science Education Lab | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab  

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Lab Lab Science Education Laboratory Overview Gallery: (Photo by Remote Control Glow Discharge) (Photo by DC Glow Discharges for Undergraduate Laboratories) (Photo by Atmospheric Plasma Laboratory) (Photo by 3D Printing Laboratory) (Photo by Remote Control Glow Discharge) (Photo by Plasma Speaker with 200 Hz input) (Photo by Dusty Plasma Laboratory) The Science Education Laboratory is a fusion (pun intended) of research between education and plasma science. This unique facility includes a teaching laboratory/classroom, two research labs, and student offices/storage/prep room. The research performed in the Science Education Laboratory is currently centered upon dusty plasmas, plasma speakers, remote control of plasmas for educational purposes, atmospheric plasmas and

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Microwave plasma conversion of volatile organic compounds  

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MHz; Gerling Laboratory) and a resonant plasma tuner (ASTEX) were used to generate an argon/steam- based plasma at one atmosphere

Ko, Y; Yang, G S; Chang, DPY; Kennedy, Ian M

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

High-Frequency Electrostatic Plasma Instabilities  

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A description of the stability properties of a plasma under the influence of an external electric field oscillating near the plasma frequency is presented.

J. P. Freidberg and B. M. Marder

1971-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetic reconnection | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab  

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"reconnection") refers to the breaking and reconnecting of oppositely directed magnetic field lines in a plasma. In the process, magnetic field energy is converted to plasma...

375

Critical Kinetic Plasma Processes In Relativistic Astrophysics.  

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??Plasma astrophysics deals with collective plasma processes in astrophysical scenarios. As observational astronomy pushes towards unprecedented resolutions in space and time, the focus of theoretical (more)

Jaroschek, Claus

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasma immersion ion implantation on polymers.  

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??The focus of this thesis is to achieve plasma based surface modification of polymers. Highly ionized carbon plasma was generated from a filtered cathodic arc (more)

Sze, Jia Yin.

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377

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PLASMA SCIENCE, VOL.  

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of phenomena both in laboratory plasmas, like those magnetically confined in thermonuclear fusion exper- iments 1, and in several natural plasma systems, like for example...

378

International collaborations | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab  

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in stellarators By John Greenwald Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and the Max Planck Institute of Plasma Physics...

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Procurement Division Introduction | Princeton Plasma Physics...  

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Technology Transfer Furth Plasma Physics Library Procurement Division Introduction The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is operated by Princeton University under...

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Press Releases Archive | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab  

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Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and the Max Planck Institute of Plasma Physics in Germany have devised a new method for minimizing turbulence in bumpy donut-shaped...

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Plasma Wakefield Acceleration  

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rpwa rpwa Sign In Launch the Developer Dashboard SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory DOE | Stanford | SLAC | SSRL | LCLS | AD | PPA | Photon Science | PULSE | SIMES FACET User Facility : FACET An Office of Science User Facility Search this site... Search Help (new window) Top Link Bar FACET User Facility FACET Home About FACET FACET Experimental Facilities FACET Users Research at FACET SAREC Expand SAREC FACET FAQs FACET User Facility Quick Launch FACET Users Home FACET Division ARD Home About FACET FACET News FACET Users FACET Experimental Facilities FACET Research Expand FACET Research FACET Images Expand FACET Images SAREC Expand SAREC FACET Project Site (restricted) FACET FAQs FACET Site TOC All Site Content Department of Energy Page Content Plasma Wakefield Acceleration

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Perpendicular Diffusion of Energetic Particles in Collisionless Plasmas  

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A fundamental problem in plasma and astrophysics is the interaction between energetic particles and magnetized plasmas. In the current paper we focus on particle diffusion across the guide magnetic field. It is shown that the perpendicular diffusion coefficient depends only on the parallel diffusion coefficient and the Kubo number. Therefore, one can find four asymptotic limits depending on the values of these two parameters. These regimes are the quasilinear limit, the Kadomtsev & Pogutse limit, the scaling of Rechester & Rosenbluth, and the scaling found by Zybin & Istomin. In the current article we focus on the Rechester & Rosenbluth scenario because this was not discovered before in the context of collisionless plasmas. Examples and applications are discussed as well. We show that an energy independent ratio of perpendicular and parallel diffusion coefficients can be found and that this ratio can be very small but also close to unity. This is exactly what one observes in the solar wind.

Shalchi, Andreas

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vacuum 71 (2003) 417436 The barrier discharge: basic properties and applications to  

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discharge; Non-equilibrium plasma; Cross-correlation spectroscopy; Atmospheric pressure glow discharge field of applications are the non-thermal plasma condi- tions at low gas temperatures and at elevated-equilibrium plasmas in a controllable way at atmospheric pressure, and at moderate gas temperature. They provide

Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

384

Plasma Nanoscience: from Nano-Solids in Plasmas to Nano-Plasmas in Solids  

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The unique plasma-specific features and physical phenomena in the organization of nanoscale solid-state systems in a broad range of elemental composition, structure, and dimensionality are critically reviewed. These effects lead to the possibility to localize and control energy and matter at nanoscales and to produce self-organized nano-solids with highly unusual and superior properties. A unifying conceptual framework based on the control of production, transport, and self-organization of precursor species is introduced and a variety of plasma-specific non-equilibrium and kinetics-driven phenomena across the many temporal and spatial scales is explained. When the plasma is localized to micrometer and nanometer dimensions, new emergent phenomena arise. The examples range from semiconducting quantum dots and nanowires, chirality control of single-walled carbon nanotubes, ultra-fine manipulation of graphenes, nano-diamond, and organic matter, to nano-plasma effects and nano-plasmas of different states of matter...

Ostrikov, K; Meyyappan, M

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

A PLASMA CHANNEL BEAM CONDITIONER FOR A FREE ELECTRON LASER  

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plasma focusing and plasma accel- eration, but further beam compression is not required. The resulting

Wurtele, Jonathan

386

ECR plasma source for heavy ion beam charge neutralization  

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resonance. Keywords: Plasma focus; RF plasma; Beam charge neutralization 1. INTRODUCTION A possible heavy

Gilson, Erik

387

Propagation of an atmospheric pressure plasma plume  

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The ''plasma bullet'' behavior of atmospheric pressure plasma plumes has recently attracted significant interest. In this paper, a specially designed plasma jet device is used to study this phenomenon. It is found that a helium primary plasma can propagate through the wall of a dielectric tube and keep propagating inside the dielectric tube (secondary plasma). High-speed photographs show that the primary plasma disappears before the secondary plasma starts to propagate. Both plumes propagate at a hypersonic speed. Detailed studies on the dynamics of the plasma plumes show that the local electric field induced by the charges on the surface of the dielectric tube plays an important role in the ignition of the secondary plasma. This indicates that the propagation of the plasma plumes may be attributed to the local electric field induced by the charges in the bulletlike plasma volume.

Lu, X.; Xiong, Q.; Xiong, Z.; Hu, J.; Zhou, F.; Gong, W.; Xian, Y.; Zou, C.; Tang, Z.; Jiang, Z.; Pan, Y. [College of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei 430074 (China)

2009-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

388

Plasma Treatments and Biomass Gasification  

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Exploitation of forest resources for energy production includes various methods of biomass processing. Gasification is one of the ways to recover energy from biomass. Syngas produced from biomass can be used to power internal combustion engines or, after purification, to supply fuel cells. Recent studies have shown the potential to improve conventional biomass processing by coupling a plasma reactor to a pyrolysis cyclone reactor. The role of the plasma is twofold: it acts as a purification stage by reducing production of tars and aerosols, and simultaneously produces a rich hydrogen syngas. In a first part of the paper we present results obtained from plasma treatment of pyrolysis oils. The outlet gas composition is given for various types of oils obtained at different experimental conditions with a pyrolysis reactor. Given the complexity of the mixtures from processing of biomass, we present a study with methanol considered as a model molecule. This experimental method allows a first modeling approach based on a combustion kinetic model suitable to validate the coupling of plasma with conventional biomass process. The second part of the paper is summarizing results obtained through a plasma-pyrolysis reactor arrangement. The goal is to show the feasibility of this plasma-pyrolysis coupling and emphasize more fundamental studies to understand the role of the plasma in the biomass treatment processes.

J Luche; Q Falcoz; T Bastien; J P Leninger; K Arabi; O Aubry; A Khacef; J M Cormier; J Ld

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quasitransient backward Raman amplification of powerful laser pulses in dense plasmas with multicharged ions  

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are found. The calculation, applicable to infrared, ultraviolet, soft x-ray, and x-ray laser pulses, takes technique is also applicable to shorter wavelength laser pulses including x-ray pulses for which CPA cannotQuasitransient backward Raman amplification of powerful laser pulses in dense plasmas

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190 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PLASMA SCIENCE, VOL. 30, NO. 1, FEBRUARY 2002 Gap Closure in a Cold Metal Halide Lamp  

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lamp has been investigated using a two-dimensional, plasma transport model. Im- ages are presented- charge devices, lighting, plasma applications. METAL halide high-intensity-discharge (HID) lamps op- erate as high-pressure thermal arcs [1]. The cold fills of HID lamps are typically 50­100 torr of a rare

Kushner, Mark

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A model-based technique for real-time estimation of absolute fluorine concentration in a CF4/Ar plasma  

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A model-based technique for real-time estimation of absolute fluorine concentration in a CF4/Ar for quantitative interpretation of actinometric data to deduce bulk plasma fluorine concentration in a CF4/Ar, for application of real-time feedback control to plasma etching. Based upon a model of CF4 chemistry reaction

Terry, Fred L.

392

Effect of temperature and time on properties of Spark Plasma Sintered NiCuZn: Co ferrite  

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behavior and their applications in power electronics devices for from the radio frequency (300 kHz to 3 MHzEffect of temperature and time on properties of Spark Plasma Sintered NiCuZn: Co ferrite K. Zehani Plasma Sintering is a powerfal method to produce fine grain dense ferrite at low temperature. However

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Dense Plasma in Z-pinches and the Plasma Focus  

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...experiments in controlled thermonuclear fusion research were Z-pinches...field pinch. But, at fusion temperatures and with...scaling law, but the thermonuclear origin of the neutrons...Z-pinch to attain dense fusion plasmas which might...

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Plasma Grooving System Using Atmospheric Pressure Surface Discharge Plasma  

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To fabricate narrow front contact grooves on a single crystalline silicon solar cell, we carried out etching of a silicon nitride film on a silicon substrate using the surface discharge plasma operated at atmospheric

Toshiyuki Hamada; Tatsuya Sakoda; Masahisa Otsubo

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface plasma source with saddle antenna radio frequency plasma generator  

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A prototype RF H{sup -} surface plasma source (SPS) with saddle (SA) RF antenna is developed which will provide better power efficiency for high pulsed and average current, higher brightness with longer lifetime and higher reliability. Several versions of new plasma generators with small AlN discharge chambers and different antennas and magnetic field configurations were tested in the plasma source test stand. A prototype SA SPS was installed in the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) ion source test stand with a larger, normal-sized SNS AlN chamber that achieved unanalyzed peak currents of up to 67 mA with an apparent efficiency up to 1.6 mA/kW. Control experiments with H{sup -} beam produced by SNS SPS with internal and external antennas were conducted. A new version of the RF triggering plasma gun has been designed. A saddle antenna SPS with water cooling is fabricated for high duty factor testing.

Dudnikov, V.; Johnson, R. P. [Muons, Inc., Batavia, Illinios 60510 (United States); Murray, S.; Pennisi, T.; Piller, C.; Santana, M.; Stockli, M.; Welton, R. [ORNL, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831 (United States)

2012-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental Study of Plasma Materials' Interaction in Plasma Focus Dena  

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It is widely recognized that plasma material interaction in fusion devices is a critical issue that affects the overall machine performance. The process of material selection with a low degradation effect on the ...

M. V. Roshan; M. Mahmoodi Darian

2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing, Vol. 12, No.4, 1992 Infrared Radiation from an Arc Plasma and Its  

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of an atmospheric-pressure arc plasma are described from the viewpoint of continuorts radiation tlieory of the atmospheric arc plasma column is very sensitive to the electron density in the near infrared frequency rangeB ) Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing, Vol. 12, No.4, 1992 Infrared Radiation from an Arc

Eagar, Thomas W.

398

Energetic Electron Transport In An Inhomogeneous Plasma Medium  

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A review of the work carried out at IPR on energetic electron transport through an inhomogeneous plasma medium is presented in this article. A Generalized Electron Magnetohydrodynamic (G-EMHD) fluid model has been developed and employed for such studies. Novel observations such as (i) the trapping of electron current pulse structure in a high density plasma region, (ii) the formation of sharp magnetic field shock structures at the inhomogeneous plasma density layer (iii) and intense energy dissipation at the shock layer even in the collisionless limit are reported. The intense energy dissipation of the electron current pulse at the shock layer provides a mechanism whereby highly energetic electrons which are essentially collision-less can also successfully deposit their energy in a local region of the plasma. This is specially attractive as it opens up the possibility of heating a localized region of an overdense plasma (where lasers cannot penetrate) by highly energetic collision-less electrons. A direct application of this mechanism to Fast Ignition (FT) experiments is discussed.

Das, Amita [Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat Gandhinagar-382428 (India)

2010-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

399

Kinetic Alfvn solitary and rogue waves in superthermal plasmas  

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We investigate the small but finite amplitude solitary Kinetic Alfvn waves (KAWs) in low ? plasmas with superthermal electrons modeled by a kappa-type distribution. A nonlinear Korteweg-de Vries (KdV) equation describing the evolution of KAWs is derived by using the standard reductive perturbation method. Examining the dependence of the nonlinear and dispersion coefficients of the KdV equation on the superthermal parameter ?, plasma ?, and obliqueness of propagation, we show that these parameters may change substantially the shape and size of solitary KAW pulses. Only sub-Alfvnic, compressive solitons are supported. We then extend the study to examine kinetic Alfvn rogue waves by deriving a nonlinear Schrdinger equation from the KdV equation. Rational solutions that form rogue wave envelopes are obtained. We examine how the behavior of rogue waves depends on the plasma parameters in question, finding that the rogue envelopes are lowered with increasing electron superthermality whereas the opposite is true when the plasma ? increases. The findings of this study may find applications to low ? plasmas in astrophysical environments where particles are superthermally distributed.

Bains, A. S.; Li, Bo, E-mail: bbl@sdu.edu.cn; Xia, Li-Dong [Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Optical Astronomy and Solar-Terrestrial Environment, School of Space Science and Physics, Shandong University at Weihai, 264209 Weihai (China)] [Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Optical Astronomy and Solar-Terrestrial Environment, School of Space Science and Physics, Shandong University at Weihai, 264209 Weihai (China)

2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Time parallelization of plasma simulations using the parareal algorithm  

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Simulation of fusion plasmas involve a broad range of timescales. In magnetically confined plasmas, such as in ITER, the timescale associated with the microturbulence responsible for transport and confinement timescales vary by an order of 10^6 10^9. Simulating this entire range of timescales is currently impossible, even on the most powerful supercomputers available. Space parallelization has so far been the most common approach to solve partial differential equations. Space parallelization alone has led to computational saturation for fluid codes, which means that the walltime for computaion does not linearly decrease with the increasing number of processors used. The application of the parareal algorithm to simulations of fusion plasmas ushers in a new avenue of parallelization, namely temporal parallelization. The algorithm has been successfully applied to plasma turbulence simulations, prior to which it has been applied to other relatively simpler problems. This work explores the extension of the applicability of the parareal algorithm to ITER relevant problems, starting with a diffusion-convection model.

Samaddar, D. [ITER Organization, Saint Paul Lez Durance, France; Houlberg, Wayne A [ORNL; Berry, Lee A [ORNL; Elwasif, Wael R [ORNL; Huysmans, G [ITER Organization, Saint Paul Lez Durance, France; Batchelor, Donald B [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrical optimization of plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition chamber cleaning plasmas  

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Fluorinated gas discharges are widely used by the semiconductor industry in etching and chamber cleaning applications but the performance of these discharges varies in unpredictable ways for unknown reasons believed to be electrical in origin. To investigate possible mechanisms for this behavior we have measured the electrical characteristics of NF 3 /Ar CF 4 /O 2 /Ar and C 2 F 6 /O 2 /Ar chamber cleaning plasmas at 6.7267 Pa in a 13.56 MHz capacitively coupled parallel-plate reactor using radio-frequency current and voltage probes and optical emission spectroscopy. From the measurements power losses in the external circuitry surrounding the discharge were determined. Furthermore using the measurements and equivalent circuit models the mechanisms by which power was absorbed within the discharge itself were investigated. Power was absorbed most efficiently at particular values of the discharge impedance. These optimal impedances occur in the middle of a transition from capacitive impedances at low pressures to resistive impedances at high pressures. These results illustrate that the plasma impedance is a useful parameter for monitoring and optimizing plasma processes in highly electronegative gases.

M. A. Sobolewski; J. G. Langan; B. S. Felker

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Lithium As Plasma Facing Component for Magnetic Fusion Research  

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The use of lithium in magnetic fusion confinement experiments started in the 1990's in order to improve tokamak plasma performance as a low-recycling plasma-facing component (PFC). Lithium is the lightest alkali metal and it is highly chemically reactive with relevant ion species in fusion plasmas including hydrogen, deuterium, tritium, carbon, and oxygen. Because of the reactive properties, lithium can provide strong pumping for those ions. It was indeed a spectacular success in TFTR where a very small amount (~ 0.02 gram) of lithium coating of the PFCs resulted in the fusion power output to improve by nearly a factor of two. The plasma confinement also improved by a factor of two. This success was attributed to the reduced recycling of cold gas surrounding the fusion plasma due to highly reactive lithium on the wall. The plasma confinement and performance improvements have since been confirmed in a large number of fusion devices with various magnetic configurations including CDX-U/LTX (US), CPD (Japan), HT-7 (China), EAST (China), FTU (Italy), NSTX (US), T-10, T-11M (Russia), TJ-II (Spain), and RFX (Italy). Additionally, lithium was shown to broaden the plasma pressure profile in NSTX, which is advantageous in achieving high performance H-mode operation for tokamak reactors. It is also noted that even with significant applications (up to 1,000 grams in NSTX) of lithium on PFCs, very little contamination (< 0.1%) of lithium fraction in main fusion plasma core was observed even during high confinement modes. The lithium therefore appears to be a highly desirable material to be used as a plasma PFC material from the magnetic fusion plasma performance and operational point of view. An exciting development in recent years is the growing realization of lithium as a potential solution to solve the exceptionally challenging need to handle the fusion reactor divertor heat flux, which could reach 60 MW/m2 . By placing the liquid lithium (LL) surface in the path of the main divertor heat flux (divertor strike point), the lithium is evaporated from the surface. The evaporated lithium is quickly ionized by the plasma and the ionized lithium ions can provide a strongly radiative layer of plasma ("radiative mantle"), thus could significantly reduce the heat flux to the divertor strike point surfaces, thus protecting the divertor surface. The protective effects of LL have been observed in many experiments and test stands. As a possible reactor divertor candidate, a closed LL divertor system is described. Finally, it is noted that the lithium applications as a PFC can be quite flexible and broad. The lithium application should be quite compatible with various divertor configurations, and it can be also applied to protecting the presently envisioned tungsten based solid PFC surfaces such as the ones for ITER. Lithium based PFCs therefore have the exciting prospect of providing a cost effective flexible means to improve the fusion reactor performance, while providing a practical solution to the highly challenging divertor heat handling issue confronting the steadystate magnetic fusion reactors.

Masayuki Ono

2012-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Plasma and Ions-1  

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them anions · Fire, lightning, fluorescent lamps, and the Sun and stars all contain plasma ­ In fact include fluorescent lamps, neon signs, plasma globes, plasma TVs ­ They easily form at room temperature lightning carbon arc nuclear blast #12;MIT Lincoln LaboratoryPlasma and Ions-4 A. Siegel 5/12/07 How Does

Wurtman, Richard

404

Quantitative Elemental Analyses by Plasma Emission Spectroscopy  

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...in-troduced into plasmas as aerosols gener-ated...injected into the plasma has been achieved...sample, the sampling area being defined by...transported to the plasma by the same argon...impossible to attain in non-ICP plasma systems...along with the thermal expansion thrust...

Velmer A. Fassel

1978-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

405

Nonlinear Mixing of Electromagnetic Waves in Plasmas  

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...nc, where ne is the plasma density and n, is...regions X(3) ofa plasma can be orders of magnitude larger than those for other...Conclusions The beat-wave plasma interaction is an important...rapidly growing research area in plasma physics and...

V. STEFAN; B. I. COHEN; C. JOSHI

1989-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

406

TWO DIMENSIONAL COMPUTER SIMULATION OF PLASMA IMMERSION  

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. Barroso and M. Ueda Associated Laboratory of Plasma - LAP National Institute for Space Research - INPE #12

407

Tool kit for space plasma physics  

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2 Tool kit for space plasma physics Most of the Universe is made of plasma. And yet, plasmas atoms and/or molecules. The plasma is the next state: the fourth, reached by furnishing enough energy. But (generally) such is not the case in the thin atmospheric layer of the small planet Earth, where human beings

Demoulin, Pascal

408

Nonlinear Dynamics of Electron Cyclotron Heated Plasmas  

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Plasmas that are generated and sustained by electron cyclotron heating (ECH) have been studies experimentally and...

G. E. Guest

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

H IGHLIGHTS PRINCETON PLASMA PHYSICS LABORATORY  

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H IGHLIGHTS PRINCETON PLASMA PHYSICS LABORATORY Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Fiscal Year 1996 #12; This publication highlights activities at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory for fiscal support, see the PPPL fiscal year 1996 Annual Report. About PPPL Established in 1951, the Princeton Plasma

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Texas A&M University | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab  

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Texas A&M University Texas A&M University Texas A&M University Professor David Staack Dr. Yevgeny Raitses collaborates with Professor David Staack of TAMU Mechanical Engineering Department on discharges in liquids. This new research topic is relevant to energy, environmental and medical applications and the research has attracted significant attention from industry and government agencies. Professor Staack's research is focused mainly on plasma chemistry and application aspects of discharges in liquids. Dr. Raitses assistance has helped Prof. Staack advance the understanding of the plasma science associated with these discharges. OSUR supported travel for Prof. Staack and his graduate student, Grant Gaalema, to PPPL and provided a high frame rate Phantom V7.3 camera for

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Plasma and Ion Sources in Large Area Coatings: A Review  

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Efficient deposition of high-quality coatings often requires controlled application of excited or ionized particles. These particles are either condensing (film-forming) or assisting by providing energy and momentum to the film growth process, resulting in densification, sputtering/etching, modification of stress, roughness, texture, etc. In this review, the technical means are surveyed enabling large area application of ions and plasmas, with ion energies ranging from a few eV to a few keV. Both semiconductortype large area (single wafer or batch processing with {approx} 1000 cm{sup 2}) and in-line web and glass-coating-type large area (> 10{sup 7} m{sup 2} annually) are considered. Characteristics and differences between plasma and ion sources are explained. The latter include gridded and gridless sources. Many examples are given, including sources based on DC, RF, and microwave discharges, some with special geometries like hollow cathodes and E x B configurations.

Anders, Andre

2005-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

412

Plasma Radiation by Rough Surfaces  

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The recent observation of a peak of scattered radiation at the plasma frequency from thin metal foils irradiated with light can be explained in terms of a small amount of surface roughness of the foils.

Edward A. Stern

1967-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

413

Plasma transport near material boundaries  

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The fluid theory of two-dimensional (2-d) plasma transport in axisymmetric devices is reviewed. The forces which produce flow across the magnetic field in a collisional plasma are described. These flows may lead to up-down asymmetries in the poloidal rotation and radial fluxes. Emphasis is placed on understanding the conditions under which the known 2-d plasma fluid equations provide a valid description of these processes. Attempts to extend the fluid treatment to less collisional, turbulent plasmas are discussed. A reduction to the 1-d fluid equations used in many computer simulations is possible when sources or boundary conditions provide a large enough radial scale length. The complete 1-d fluid equations are given in the text, and 2-d fluid equations are given in the Appendix.

Singer, C.E.

1985-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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News | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab  

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News Primary tabs View High Resolution(active tab) Two PPPL-led teams win increased supercomputing time to study conditions inside fusion plasmas Click on an image below to view...

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Quark-gluon plasma paradox  

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Based on simple physics arguments it is shown that the concept of quark-gluon plasma, a state of matter consisting of uncorrelated quarks, antiquarks, and gluons, has a fundamental problem.

Dariusz Miskowiec

2007-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Layered plasma polymer composite membranes  

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Layered plasma polymer composite fluid separation membranes are disclosed, which comprise alternating selective and permeable layers for a total of at least 2n layers, where n is [>=]2 and is the number of selective layers. 2 figs.

Babcock, W.C.

1994-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Newsletters | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab  

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to the second issue of Quest, the annual magazine of the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL). We are pleased to provide this news of our...

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News | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab  

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image and select "Save Image" or "Save Image As..." PPPL engineer Han Zhang shows off a plasma ball to a few of the 400 young women who attended PPPL's Young Women's Conference...

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News | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab  

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PPPL researchers present cutting edge results at APS Plasma Physics Conference Click on an image below to view the high resolution image. Then right click on the image and select...

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as she tries out the Van de Graaff generator at PPPL's Communiversity booth. Clarisse Regnault, 4, right, and sister Charlotte, 8, of Princeton, focus on playing with a plasma ball...

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Students try out PPPL plasma physics experiment that can be accessed from anywhere in the world Click on an image below to view the high resolution image. Then right click on the...

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News Primary tabs View High Resolution(active tab) Princeton, Max Planck Society launch new research center for plasma physics Click on an image below to view the high resolution...

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PPPL receives 4.3 million to increase understanding of the role that plasma plays in synthesizing nanoparticles Click on an image below to view the high resolution image. Then...

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the image and select "Save Image" or "Save Image As..." Stewart Prager, director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, gives the opening talk Nov. 14 at the third annual...

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High frequency atmospheric cold plasma treatment system for materials surface processing  

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The paper presents a new laboratory-made plasma treatment system. The power source which generates the plasma is based on a modern half-bridge type inverter circuit working at a frequency of 4 MHz and giving an output power of about 200 W. The inverter is fed directly from the mains voltage and features high speed protection circuits for both over voltage and over current protection making the system light and easy to operate. The output of the inverter is connected to the resonant circuit formed by a Tesla coil and the dielectric barrier discharge plasma chamber. The plasma is generated at atmospheric pressure in argon helium or mixtures of helium and small quantities of argon. It is a cold discharge (Tgas plasma generates chemically active species especially O and OH which could be important in various applications such as the treatment and processing of materials surfaces.

Cristian D. Tudoran; Vasile Surducan; Sorin D. Anghel

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Partial pressure analysis of CF/sub 4//O/sub 2/ plasmas  

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This work will examine a simple down-stream sampling arrangement for effluent analysis in a typical plasma environment. This method offers the advantage of simplicity when compared to the need for extraction optics and energy analyzing stages required for flux-type analysis. In addition, partial pressure analysis provides information on the plasma/surface interactions occurring over the entire surface area of the reactor as opposed to just those occurring at the sampling orifice in flux-type analysis. This fact makes partial-pressure analysis particularly attractive for such tasks as plasma-etch end-point monitoring. In this example, experimental partial-pressure measurements of a CF/sub 4//O/sub 2/ plasma are presented as is the application of the technique to plasma etch end-point detection. 12 refs., 2 figs.

Martz, J.C.; Hess, D.W.; Anderson, W.E.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Feather-like He plasma plumes in surrounding N2 gas  

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Effects of surrounding gases on the propagation of room-temperature atmospheric-pressure plasma jets are reported. A highly unusual feather-like plasma plume is observed only when N2 is used as surrounding gas. The He concentration on the axis at the starting point of the feather-like plume is ?0.85 of the maximum value and is independent on the He flow rates. High-speed optical imaging reveals that dim diffuse plasmas emerge just behind the bright head of the plasma bullet at the starting point of the feather-like plume. These results help tailoring surface exposure in emerging applications of plasma jets in medicine and nanotechnology.

X. P. Lu; Y. Pan; K. Ostrikov

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Fusion Plasma Theory project summaries  

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This Project Summary book is a published compilation consisting of short descriptions of each project supported by the Fusion Plasma Theory and Computing Group of the Advanced Physics and Technology Division of the Department of Energy, Office of Fusion Energy. The summaries contained in this volume were written by the individual contractors with minimal editing by the Office of Fusion Energy. Previous summaries were published in February of 1982 and December of 1987. The Plasma Theory program is responsible for the development of concepts and models that describe and predict the behavior of a magnetically confined plasma. Emphasis is given to the modelling and understanding of the processes controlling transport of energy and particles in a toroidal plasma and supporting the design of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER). A tokamak transport initiative was begun in 1989 to improve understanding of how energy and particles are lost from the plasma by mechanisms that transport them across field lines. The Plasma Theory program has actively-participated in this initiative. Recently, increased attention has been given to issues of importance to the proposed Tokamak Physics Experiment (TPX). Particular attention has been paid to containment and thermalization of fast alpha particles produced in a burning fusion plasma as well as control of sawteeth, current drive, impurity control, and design of improved auxiliary heating. In addition, general models of plasma behavior are developed from physics features common to different confinement geometries. This work uses both analytical and numerical techniques. The Fusion Theory program supports research projects at US government laboratories, universities and industrial contractors. Its support of theoretical work at universities contributes to the office of Fusion Energy mission of training scientific manpower for the US Fusion Energy Program.

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1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Transport equations in tokamak plasmas  

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Tokamak plasma transport equations are usually obtained by flux surface averaging the collisional Braginskii equations. However, tokamak plasmas are not in collisional regimes. Also, ad hoc terms are added for neoclassical effects on the parallel Ohm's law, fluctuation-induced transport, heating, current-drive and flow sources and sinks, small magnetic field nonaxisymmetries, magnetic field transients, etc. A set of self-consistent second order in gyroradius fluid-moment-based transport equations for nearly axisymmetric tokamak plasmas has been developed using a kinetic-based approach. The derivation uses neoclassical-based parallel viscous force closures, and includes all the effects noted above. Plasma processes on successive time scales and constraints they impose are considered sequentially: compressional Alfven waves (Grad-Shafranov equilibrium, ion radial force balance), sound waves (pressure constant along field lines, incompressible flows within a flux surface), and collisions (electrons, parallel Ohm's law; ions, damping of poloidal flow). Radial particle fluxes are driven by the many second order in gyroradius toroidal angular torques on a plasma species: seven ambipolar collision-based ones (classical, neoclassical, etc.) and eight nonambipolar ones (fluctuation-induced, polarization flows from toroidal rotation transients, etc.). The plasma toroidal rotation equation results from setting to zero the net radial current induced by the nonambipolar fluxes. The radial particle flux consists of the collision-based intrinsically ambipolar fluxes plus the nonambipolar fluxes evaluated at the ambipolarity-enforcing toroidal plasma rotation (radial electric field). The energy transport equations do not involve an ambipolar constraint and hence are more directly obtained. The 'mean field' effects of microturbulence on the parallel Ohm's law, poloidal ion flow, particle fluxes, and toroidal momentum and energy transport are all included self-consistently. The final comprehensive equations describe radial transport of plasma toroidal rotation, and poloidal and toroidal magnetic fluxes, as well as the usual particle and energy transport.

Callen, J. D.; Hegna, C. C.; Cole, A. J. [University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706-1609 (United States)

2010-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Computational simulation of plasma focus  

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The movement and shaping of the plasma sheet in a plasma focus is modeled by means of finite elements. The sheet is represented by conical segments carrying mass internal energy and momentum. The Lorentz force accelerates each element in its normal direction which leads to the continuous reshaping of the sheet. Tracking techniques should be applied to the nodes between the elements in order to avoid numerical instabilities. The results are compared against experimental data showing good agreement.

G. Correa-Reina; F. Casanova; M. Vnere; C. Moreno; H. Bruzzone; A. Clausse

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PLASMA SCIENCE, VOL. 35, NO. 3, JUNE 2007 693 Atmospheric Plasma Actuators for  

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PLASMA SCIENCE, VOL. 35, NO. 3, JUNE 2007 693 Atmospheric Plasma Actuators- charges, flow control. I. INTRODUCTION PLASMA, operating in atmospheric pressure air conditions, holds atmospheric plasma that mainly consists of nitrogen/oxygen plasma components, which are coupled to an electric

Huang, Xun

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Penetration of plasma into the wafer-focus ring gap in capacitively coupled plasmas  

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Penetration of plasma into the wafer-focus ring gap in capacitively coupled plasmas Natalia Y of capacitively coupled plasma reactors with a wafer-focus ring gap. The penetration of plasma generated species i.e., ions and radicals into the wafer-focus ring gap is discussed. We found that the penetration of plasma

Kushner, Mark

433

Fusion Basics | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab  

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Fusion Basics Fusion Basics What is Plasma? Plasma is a state of matter along with solids, liquids and gases. It consists of a partially-ionized gas, containing ions, electrons, and neutral atoms. So what does that mean? In a plasma, some electrons are freed from their atoms, allowing current and electricity to flow. In fact, one of the few naturally-occurring plasmas found here on Earth is lightning! Can you think of other plasmas? Fluorescent light bulbs contain mercury plasma. Stars, such as the sun are hot balls of plasma. Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis Fusion reactors, like NSTX, use plasma to fuse atoms to make energy. Plasma displays use small cells of plasma to illuminate images. What is Fusion? Light atoms like hydrogen (one proton and one neutron) can fuse together so

434

Plasma catalytic reforming of methane  

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Thermal plasma technology can be efficiently used in the production of hydrogen and hydrogen-rich gases from methane and a variety of fuels. This article describes progress in plasma reforming experiments and calculations of high temperature conversion of methane using heterogeneous processes. The thermal plasma is a highly energetic state of matter that is characterized by extremely high temperatures (several thousand degrees Celsius), and a high degree of dissociation and a substantial degree of ionization. The high temperatures accelerate the reactions involved in the reforming process. Hydrogen-rich gas (40% H2, 17% CO2 and 33% N2, for partial oxidation/water shifting) can be efficiently made in compact plasma reformers. Experiments have been carried out in a small device (23 kW) and without the use of efficient heat regeneration. For partial oxidation/water shifting, it was determined that the specific energy consumption in the plasma reforming processes is 16 MJ/kg H2 with high conversion efficiencies. Larger plasmatrons, better reactor thermal insulation, efficient heat regeneration and improved plasma catalysis could also play a major role in specific energy consumption reduction and increasing the methane conversion. A system has been demonstrated for hydrogen production with low CO content (?1.5%) with power densities of ?30 kW (H2 HHV)/l of reactor, or ?10m3/h H2 per liter of reactor. Power density should further increase with increased power and improved design.

L Bromberg; D.R Cohn; A Rabinovich; N Alexeev

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric-pressure plasma jet  

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A {gamma}-mode, resonant-cavity plasma discharge that can be operated at atmospheric pressure and near room temperature using 13.56 MHz rf power is described. Unlike plasma torches, the discharge produces a gas-phase effluent no hotter than 250 C at an applied power of about 300 W, and shows distinct non-thermal characteristics. In the simplest design, two concentric cylindrical electrodes are employed to generate a plasma in the annular region there between. A jet of long-lived metastable and reactive species that are capable of rapidly cleaning or etching metals and other materials is generated which extends up to 8 in. beyond the open end of the electrodes. Films and coatings may also be removed by these species. Arcing is prevented in the apparatus by using gas mixtures containing He, which limits ionization, by using high flow velocities, and by properly shaping the rf-powered electrode. Because of the atmospheric pressure operation, no ions survive for a sufficiently long distance beyond the active plasma discharge to bombard a workpiece, unlike low-pressure plasma sources and conventional plasma processing methods.

Selwyn, G.S.

1999-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

436

Electric field divertor plasma pump  

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An electric field plasma pump includes a toroidal ring bias electrode (56) positioned near the divertor strike point of a poloidal divertor of a tokamak (20), or similar plasma-confining apparatus. For optimum plasma pumping, the separatrix (40) of the poloidal divertor contacts the ring electrode (56), which then also acts as a divertor plate. A plenum (54) or other duct near the electrode (56) includes an entrance aperture open to receive electrically-driven plasma. The electrode (56) is insulated laterally with insulators (63,64), one of which (64) is positioned opposite the electrode at the entrance aperture. An electric field E is established between the ring electrode (56) and a vacuum vessel wall (22), with the polarity of the bias applied to the electrode being relative to the vessel wall selected such that the resultant electric field E interacts with the magnetic field B already existing in the tokamak to create an E.times.B/B.sup.2 drift velocity that drives plasma into the entrance aperture. The pumped plasma flow into the entrance aperture is insensitive to variations, intentional or otherwise, of the pump and divertor geometry. Pressure buildups in the plenum or duct connected to the entrance aperture in excess of 10 mtorr are achievable.

Schaffer, Michael J. (San Diego, CA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electric field divertor plasma pump  

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An electric field plasma pump includes a toroidal ring bias electrode positioned near the divertor strike point of a poloidal divertor of a tokamak, or similar plasma-confining apparatus. For optimum plasma pumping, the separatrix of the poloidal divertor contacts the ring electrode, which then also acts as a divertor plate. A plenum or other duct near the electrode includes an entrance aperture open to receive electrically-driven plasma. The electrode is insulated laterally with insulators, one of which is positioned opposite the electrode at the entrance aperture. An electric field E is established between the ring electrode and a vacuum vessel wall, with the polarity of the bias applied to the electrode being relative to the vessel wall selected such that the resultant electric field E interacts with the magnetic field B already existing in the tokamak to create an E [times] B/B[sup 2] drift velocity that drives plasma into the entrance aperture. The pumped plasma flow into the entrance aperture is insensitive to variations, intentional or otherwise, of the pump and divertor geometry. Pressure buildups in the plenum or duct connected to the entrance aperture in excess of 10 mtorr are achievable. 11 figs.

Schaffer, M.J.

1994-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

438

Symmetry Constraints on the Dynamics of Magnetically Confined Plasma  

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In respect of their symmetry properties, toroidal magnetically confined plasmas have much in common with the Taylor-Couette flow. A symmetry-based analysis (equivalent bifurction theory) has proved very powerful in the analysis of the latter problem. This Letter discusses the applicability of the method to nuclear fusion experiments such as tokamaks and pinches. The likely behavior of the simplest models of rotationally symmetric tokamaks is described, and found to be potentially consistent with observation.

Arter, Wayne [EURATOM/UKAEA Fusion Association, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, OX14 3DB (United Kingdom)

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Thyristor stack for pulsed inductive plasma generation  

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A thyristor stack for pulsed inductive plasma generation has been developed and tested. The stack design includes a free wheeling diode assembly for current reversal. Triggering of the device is achieved by a high side biased, self supplied gate driver unit using gating energy derived from a local snubber network. The structure guarantees a hard firing gate pulse for the required high dI/dt application. A single fiber optic command is needed to achieve a simultaneous turn on of the thyristors. The stack assembly is used for switching a series resonant circuit with a ringing frequency of 30 kHz. In the prototype pulsed power system described here an inductive discharge has been generated with a pulse duration of 120 {mu}s and a pulse energy of 50 J. A maximum power transfer efficiency of 84% and a peak power of 480 kW inside the discharge were achieved. System tests were performed with a purely inductive load and an inductively generated plasma acting as a load through transformer action at a voltage level of 4.1 kV, a peak current of 5 kA, and a current switching rate of 1 kA/{mu}s.

Teske, C.; Jacoby, J.; Schweizer, W.; Wiechula, J. [Plasmaphysics Group, Institute of Applied Physics, Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University, 60438 Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

2009-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparative study of atmospheric pressure low and radio frequency microjet plasmas produced in a single electrode configuration  

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Microsize jet-type plasmas were generated in a single pin electrode structure source for two separate input frequencies of 50 kHz and 13.56 MHz in the ambient air. The copper pin electrode radius was 360 {mu}m, and it was placed in a Pyrex tube with a radius of 3 mm for helium gas supply. Due to the input frequency difference, the generated plasmas showed distinct discharge characteristics for their plasma physical appearances, electrical properties, gas temperatures, and optical properties. Strengths and weaknesses of both plasmas were discussed for further applications.

Kim, Dan Bee; Rhee, J. K.; Gweon, B.; Moon, S. Y.; Choe, W. [Department of Physics, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 335 Gwahangno, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of)

2007-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparative study of atmospheric pressure low and radio frequency microjet plasmas produced in a single electrode configuration  

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Microsize jet-type plasmas were generated in a single pin electrode structure source for two separate input frequencies of 50 kHz and 13.56 MHz in the ambient air. The copper pin electrode radius was 360 ? m and it was placed in a Pyrex tube with a radius of 3 mm for helium gas supply. Due to the input frequency difference the generated plasmas showed distinct dischargecharacteristics for their plasma physical appearances electrical properties gas temperatures and optical properties. Strengths and weaknesses of both plasmas were discussed for further applications.

Dan Bee Kim; J. K. Rhee; B. Gweon; S. Y. Moon; W. Choe

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasma devices to guide and collimate a high density of MeV electrons  

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... energetic beams will revolutionize their applications. Here we report high-conductivity devices consisting of transient plasmas that increase the energy density of MeV electrons generated in lasermatter interactions by more ... MeV electrons generated in lasermatter interactions by more than one order of magnitude. A plasma fibre created on a hollow-cone target guides and collimates electrons in a manner akin ...

R. Kodama; Y. Sentoku; Z. L. Chen; G. R. Kumar; S. P. Hatchett; Y. Toyama; T. E. Cowan; R. R Freeman; J. Fuchs; Y. Izawa; M. H. Key; Y. Kitagawa; K. Kondo; T. Matsuoka; H. Nakamura; M. Nakatsutsumi; P. A. Norreys; T. Norimatsu; R. A. Snavely; R. B. Stephens; M. Tampo; K. A. Tanaka; T. Yabuuchi

2004-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Geometric Phase Of The Faraday Rotation Of Electromagnetic Waves In Magnetized Plasma  

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The geometric phase of circularly polarized electromagnetic waves in nonuniform magnetized plasmas is studied theoretically. The variation of the propagation direction of circularly polarized waves results in a geometric phase, which also contributes to the Faraday rotation, in addition to the standard dynamical phase. The origin and properties of the geometric phase is investigated. The in uence of the geometric phase to plasma diagnostics using Faraday rotation is also discussed as an application of the theory.

Jian Liu and Hong Qin

2011-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Downramp-assisted underdense photocathode electron bunch generation in plasma wakefield accelerators  

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It is shown that the requirements for high quality electron bunch generation and trapping from an underdense photocathode in plasma wakefield accelerators can be substantially relaxed through localizing it on a plasma density downramp. This depresses the phase velocity of the accelerating electric field until the generated electrons are in phase, allowing for trapping in shallow trapping potentials. As a consequence the underdense photocathode technique is applicable by a much larger number of accelerator facilities. Furthermore, dark current generation is effectively suppressed.

Knetsch, Alexander; Wittig, Georg; Groth, Henning; Xi, Yunfeng; Deng, Aihua; Rosenzweig, James Benjamin; Bruhwiler, David Leslie; Smith, Johnathan; Jaroszynski, Dino Anthony; Sheng, Zheng-Ming; Manahan, Grace Gloria; Xia, Guoxing; Jamison, Steven; Hidding, Bernhard

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasma Diagnostics and Plasma-Surface Interactions in Inductively Coupled Plasmas  

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193 nm PR does not roughen. However, roughness increasesto either smooth or further roughen features. Plasma-inducedshow 193 nm PR does not roughen with VUV- only exposures. A

Titus, Monica Joy

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurements of plasma bremsstrahlung and plasma energy density produced by electron cyclotron resonance ion source plasmas  

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Studies of electron heating on a 6.4 GHz ECR ion source 3.114 GHz Advanced Electron Cyclotron Source-Upgraded (AECR-U).spectra in electron cyclotron resonance ion source plasmas,

Noland, Jonathan David

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

LHCD and ICRF heating experiments in H-mode plasmas on EAST  

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An ICRF system with power up to 6.0 MW and a LHCD system up to 4MW have been applied for heating and current drive experiments on EAST. Intensive lithium wall coating was intensively used to reduce particle recycling and Hydrogen concentration in Deuterium plasma, which is needed for effective ICRF and LHCD power absorption in high density plasmas. Significant progress has been made with ICRF heating and LHW current drive for realizing the H-mode plasma operation in EAST. In 2010, H-mode was generated and sustained by LHCD alone, where lithium coating and gas puffing launcher mouth were applied to improve the LHCD power coupling and penetration into the core plasmas at high density of H-modes. During the last two experimental campaigns, ICRF Heating experiments were carried out at the fixed frequency of 27MHz, achieving effective ions and electrons heating with the H Minority Heating (H-MH) mode, where electrons are predominantly heated by collisions with high energy minority ions. The H-MH mode gave the best plasma performance, and realized H-mode alone in 2012. Combination of ICRF and LHW power injection generated the H-mode plasmas with various ELMy characteristics. The first successful application of the ICRF Heating in the D (He3) plasma was also achieved. The progress on ICRF heating, LHCD experiments and their application in achieving H-mode operation from last two years will be discussed in this report.

Zhang, X. J.; Zhao, Y. P.; Wan, B. N.; Ding, B. J.; Xu, G. S.; Gong, X. Z.; Li, J. G. [Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (China); Lin, Y.; Wukitch, S. [MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States); Taylor, G. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (United States); Noterdaeme, J. M. [Max-Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, D-85748, Garching, Germany and University of Gent (Belgium); Braun, F. [Max-Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, D-85748, Garching (Germany); Magne, R.; Litaudon, X. [CEA, IRFM, F-13108 Saint-Paul Lez Durance (France); Kumazawa, R.; Kasahara, H. [National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki (Japan); Collaboration: EAST Team

2014-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

448

Overview of plasma source ion implantation research at University of WisconsinMadison  

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In the last five years plasma sourceion implantation (PSII) research at the University of WisconsinMadison has encompassed work in the areas of plasma physics diagnostics ion?material interactions modeling materials science issues and a broad spectrum of industrial applications of PSII technology. The third generation PSII system is presently under construction. Three methods of plasma generation namely electron impact method glow discharge and radio frequency have been successfully employed. In the following article the highlights of the above facets of PSII research activities have been presented.

Shamim M. Malik; K. Sridharan; R. P. Fetherston; A. Chen; and J. R. Conrad

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Patterned graphene functionalization via mask-free scanning of micro-plasma jet under ambient condition  

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In this work, a mask-free method is introduced for patterned nitrogen doping of graphene using a micro-plasma jet under ambient condition. Raman and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy spectra indicate that nitrogen atoms are incorporated into the graphene lattice with the two-dimensional spatial distribution precisely controlled in the range of mm down to 10??m. Since the chemistry of the micro-plasma jet can be controlled by the choice of the gas mixture, this direct writing process with micro-plasma jet can be a versatile approach for patterned functionalization of graphene with high spatial resolution. This could have promising applications in graphene-based electronics.

Ye, Dong; Yu, Yao, E-mail: ensiyu@mail.hust.edu.cn; Liu, Lin [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 430074 Wuhan (China)] [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 430074 Wuhan (China); Wu, Shu-Qun; Lu, Xin-Pei [State Key Laboratory of Advanced Electromagnetic Engineering and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 430074 Wuhan (China)] [State Key Laboratory of Advanced Electromagnetic Engineering and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 430074 Wuhan (China); Wu, Yue [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-3255 (United States)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-3255 (United States)

2014-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparative Characteristics of Four Small Dense Plasma Focus Devices  

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Four small (in the energy range 27 kJ) dense plasma focus devices were elaborated and put into operation in the last several years: ING?103 DPF?10 PF?5M and DPF?6. Each device has its own parameters (energy current rise?time and magnitude pulse duration of ionizing radiation of different types weight etc.) and together with the specific discharge chambers they are optimized for various applications. Comparative description of functioning parameters of these devices together with the results of the most successful applications is presented in the report.

A. V. Dubrovsky; V. A. Gribkov; V. N. Pimenov; M. Scholz

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characteristics of plasma properties in an ablative pulsed plasma thruster  

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Pulsed plasma thrusters are electric space propulsion devices which create a highly transient plasma bulk in a short-time arc discharge that is expelled to create thrust. The transitional character and the dependency on the discharge properties are yet to be elucidated. In this study, optical emission spectroscopy and Mach-Zehnder interferometry are applied to investigate the plasma properties in variation of time, space, and discharge energy. Electron temperature, electron density, and Knudsen numbers are derived for the plasma bulk and discussed. Temperatures were found to be in the order of 1.7 to 3.1 eV, whereas electron densities showed maximum values of more than 10{sup 17} cm{sup -3}. Both values showed strong dependency on the discharge voltage and were typically higher closer to the electrodes. Capacitance and time showed less influence. Knudsen numbers were derived to be in the order of 10{sup -3}-10{sup -2}, thus, indicating a continuum flow behavior in the main plasma bulk.

Schoenherr, Tony; Nees, Frank; Arakawa, Yoshihiro [Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Tokyo, Bunkyo, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan); Komurasaki, Kimiya [Department of Advanced Energy, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8561 (Japan); Herdrich, Georg [Institute of Space Systems (IRS), University of Stuttgart, 70569 Stuttgart, Baden-Wuerttemberg (Germany)

2013-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and Benchmarking of a Hybrid PIC Code For Dense Plasmas and Fast Ignition  

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Radiation processes play an important role in the study of both fast ignition and other inertial confinement schemes, such as plasma jet driven magneto-inertial fusion, both in their effect on energy balance, and in generating diagnostic signals. In the latter case, warm and hot dense matter may be produced by the convergence of a plasma shell formed by the merging of an assembly of high Mach number plasma jets. This innovative approach has the potential advantage of creating matter of high energy densities in voluminous amount compared with high power lasers or particle beams. An important application of this technology is as a plasma liner for the flux compression of magnetized plasma to create ultra-high magnetic fields and burning plasmas. HyperV Technologies Corp. has been developing plasma jet accelerator technology in both coaxial and linear railgun geometries to produce plasma jets of sufficient mass, density, and velocity to create such imploding plasma liners. An enabling tool for the development of this technology is the ability to model the plasma dynamics, not only in the accelerators themselves, but also in the resulting magnetized target plasma and within the merging/interacting plasma jets during transport to the target. Welch pioneered numerical modeling of such plasmas (including for fast ignition) using the LSP simulation code. Lsp is an electromagnetic, parallelized, plasma simulation code under development since 1995. It has a number of innovative features making it uniquely suitable for modeling high energy density plasmas including a hybrid fluid model for electrons that allows electrons in dense plasmas to be modeled with a kinetic or fluid treatment as appropriate. In addition to in-house use at Voss Scientific, several groups carrying out research in Fast Ignition (LLNL, SNL, UCSD, AWE (UK), and Imperial College (UK)) also use LSP. A collaborative team consisting of HyperV Technologies Corp., Voss Scientific LLC, FAR-TECH, Inc., Prism Computational Sciences, Inc. and Advanced Energy Systems Inc. joined efforts to develop new physics and numerical models for LSP in several key areas to enhance the ability of LSP to model high energy density plasmas (HEDP). This final report details those efforts. Areas addressed in this research effort include: adding radiation transport to LSP, first in 2D and then fully 3D, extending the EMHD model to 3D, implementing more advanced radiation and electrode plasma boundary conditions, and installing more efficient implicit numerical algorithms to speed complex 2-D and 3-D computations. The new capabilities allow modeling of the dominant processes in high energy density plasmas, and further assist the development and optimization of plasma jet accelerators, with particular attention to MHD instabilities and plasma/wall interaction (based on physical models for ion drag friction and ablation/erosion of the electrodes). In the first funding cycle we implemented a solver for the radiation diffusion equation. To solve this equation in 2-D, we used finite-differencing and applied the parallelized sparse-matrix solvers in the PETSc library (Argonne National Laboratory) to the resulting system of equations. A database of the necessary coefficients for materials of interest was assembled using the PROPACEOS and ATBASE codes from Prism. The model was benchmarked against Prism's 1-D radiation hydrodynamics code HELIOS, and against experimental data obtained from HyperV's separately funded plasma jet accelerator development program. Work in the second funding cycle focused on extending the radiation diffusion model to full 3-D, continued development of the EMHD model, optimizing the direct-implicit model to speed up calculations, add in multiply ionized atoms, and improved the way boundary conditions are handled in LSP. These new LSP capabilities were then used, along with analytic calculations and Mach2 runs, to investigate plasma jet merging, plasma detachment and transport, restrike and advanced jet accelerator design. In addition, a strong linkage to diagnostic measureme

Witherspoon, F. Douglas [HyperV Technologies Corp.; Welch, Dale R. [Voss Scientific, LLC; Thompson, John R. [FAR-TECH, Inc.; MacFarlane, Joeseph J. [Prism Computational Sciences Inc.; Phillips, Michael W. [Advanced Energy Systems, Inc.; Bruner, Nicki [Voss Scientific, LLC; Mostrom, Chris [Voss Scientific, LLC; Thoma, Carsten [Voss Scientific, LLC; Clark, R. E. [Voss Scientific, LLC; Bogatu, Nick [FAR-TECH, Inc.; Kim, Jin-Soo [FAR-TECH, Inc.; Galkin, Sergei [FAR-TECH, Inc.; Golovkin, Igor E. [Prism Computational Sciences, Inc.; Woodruff, P. R. [Prism Computational Sciences, Inc.; Wu, Linchun [HyperV Technologies Corp.; Messer, Sarah J. [HyperV Technologies Corp.

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Dynamics of the structure of the plasma current sheath in a plasma focus discharge  

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The study is aimed at investigating the fine structure of the plasma current sheath (PCS) in the PF-3 plasma focus facility. The PCS dynamics in a deuterium...

V. I. Krauz; K. N. Mitrofanov; V. V. Myalton; V. P. Vinogradov

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental studies of al corona plasma created within the PF-100 plasma focus facility  

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This paper reports on plasma focus (PF) current sheath interaction with a ... the PF electrode axis. A stable corona plasma was created around the wire which appeared...

M. Scholz; L. Karpinski; K. Tomaszewski; M. Paduch

2000-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasma Processing of Advanced Materials  

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Plasma Processing of Advanced Materials The project had the overall objective of improving our understanding of the influences of process parameters on the properties of advanced superhard materials. The focus was on high rate deposition processes using thermal plasmas and atmospheric pressure glow discharges, and the emphasis on superhard materials was chosen because of the potential impact of such materials on industrial energy use and on the environment. In addition, the development of suitable diagnostic techniques was pursued. The project was divided into four tasks: (1) Deposition of superhard boron containing films using a supersonic plasma jet reactor (SPJR), and the characterization of the deposition process. (2) Deposition of superhard nanocomposite films in the silicon-nitrogen-carbon system using the triple torch plasma reactor (TTPR), and the characterization of the deposition process. (3) Deposition of films consisting of carbon nanotubes using an atmospheric pressure glow discharge reactor. (4) Adapting the Thomson scattering method for characterization of atmospheric pressure non-uniform plasmas with steep spatial gradients and temporal fluctuations. This report summarizes the results.

Heberlein, Joachim, V.R.; Pfender, Emil; Kortshagen, Uwe

2005-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Recent Advances in Plasma Acceleration  

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The costs and the time scales of colliders intended to reach the energy frontier are such that it is important to explore new methods of accelerating particles to high energies. Plasma-based accelerators are particularly attractive because they are capable of producing accelerating fields that are orders of magnitude larger than those used in conventional colliders. In these accelerators a drive beam, either laser or particle, produces a plasma wave (wakefield) that accelerates charged particles. The ultimate utility of plasma accelerators will depend on sustaining ultra-high accelerating fields over a substantial length to achieve a significant energy gain. More than 42 GeV energy gain was achieved in an 85 cm long plasma wakefield accelerator driven by a 42 GeV electron drive beam in the Final Focus Test Beam (FFTB) Facility at SLAC. Most of the beam electrons lose energy to the plasma wave, but some electrons in the back of the same beam pulse are accelerated with a field of {approx}52 GV/m. This effectively doubles their energy, producing the energy gain of the 3 km long SLAC accelerator in less than a meter for a small fraction of the electrons in the injected bunch. Prospects for a drive-witness bunch configuration and high-gradient positron acceleration experiments planned for the SABER facility will be discussed.

Hogan, Mark

2007-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

457

LASER-PLASMA-ACCELERATOR-BASED GAMMA GAMMA COLLIDERS  

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LASER-PLASMA-ACCELERATOR-BASED ?? COLLIDERS ? C. B.linear col- lider based on laser-plasma-accelerators arediscussed, and a laser-plasma-accelerator-based gamma-

Schroeder, C. B.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Laser Plasma Particle Accelerators: Large Fields for Smaller Facility Sources  

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of high- gradient, laser plasma particle accelerators.accelerators that use laser-driven plasma waves. Theseleft) showing the laser (red), plasma wake density (purple-

Geddes, Cameron G.R.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Staging laser plasma accelerators for increased beam energy  

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Staging Laser Plasma Accelerators for Increased Beam EnergyStaging laser plasma accelerators is an efficient way ofcompact laser-plasma accelerators to generate particle

Panasenko, Dmitriy

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Plasma and Ion Sources in Large Area Coatings: A Review  

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vapor deposition in the atmospheric glow plasma [100, 101].years, plasma processing at atmospheric and near-atmosphericHigh (near atmospheric) pressure microwave plasma sources

Anders, Andre

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasma and Ion Sources in Large Area Coatings: A Review  

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vapor deposition in the atmospheric glow plasma [100, 101].High (near atmospheric) pressure microwave plasma sources7. Large area plasma at atmospheric or near-atmospheric

Anders, Andre

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Plasma Production via Field Ionization  

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Plasma production via field ionization occurs when an incoming particle beam is sufficiently dense that the electric field associated with the beam ionizes a neutral vapor or gas. Experiments conducted at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center explore the threshold conditions necessary to induce field ionization by an electron beam in a neutral lithium vapor. By independently varying the transverse beam size, number of electrons per bunch or bunch length, the radial component of the electric field is controlled to be above or below the threshold for field ionization. Additional experiments ionized neutral xenon and neutral nitric oxide by varying the incoming beam's bunch length. A self-ionized plasma is an essential step for the viability of plasma-based accelerators for future high-energy experiments.

O'Connell, C.L.; Barnes, C.D.; Decker, F.; Hogan, M.J.; Iverson, R.; Krejcik, P.; Siemann, R.; Walz, D.R.; /SLAC; Clayton, C.E.; Huang, C.; Johnson, D.K.; Joshi, C.; Lu,; Marsh, K.A.; Mori, W.; Zhou, M.; /UCLA; Deng, S.; Katsouleas, T.; Muggli, P.; Oz, E.; /Southern California U.

2007-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonlinear dynamics and plasma transport  

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This progress report details work done on a program in nonlinear dynamical aspects of plasma turbulence and transport funded by DOE since 1989. This program has been in cooperation with laboratories in theUSSR [now Russia and the Confederation of Independent States (CIS)]. The purpose of this program has been: To promote the utilization of recent pathbreaking developments in nonlinear science in plasma turbulence and transport. To promote cooperative scientific investigations between the US and CIS in the related areas of nonlinear science and plasma turbulence and transport. In the work reported in our progress report, we have studied simple models which are motivated by observation on actual fusion devices. The models focus on the important physical processes without incorporating the complexity of the geometry of real devices. This allows for a deeper analysis and understanding of the system both analytically and numerically.

Antonsen, T.M. Jr.; Drake, J.F.; Finn, J.M.; Guzdar, P.N.; Hassam, A.B.; Sageev, R.Z.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

Plasma catalytic reforming of methane  

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Thermal plasma technology can be efficiently used in the production of hydrogen and hydrogen-rich gases from methane and a variety of fuels. This paper describes progress in plasma reforming experiments and calculations of high temperature conversion of methane using heterogeneous processes. The thermal plasma is a highly energetic state of matter that is characterized by extremely high temperatures (several thousand degrees Celsius) and high degree of dissociation and substantial degree of ionization. The high temperatures accelerate the reactions involved in the reforming process. Hydrogen-rich gas (50% H{sub 2}, 17% CO and 33% N{sub 2}, for partial oxidation/water shifting) can be efficiently made in compact plasma reformers. Experiments have been carried out in a small device (2--3 kW) and without the use of efficient heat regeneration. For partial oxidation/water shifting, it was determined that the specific energy consumption in the plasma reforming processes is 16 MJ/kg H{sub 2} with high conversion efficiencies. Larger plasmatrons, better reactor thermal insulation, efficient heat regeneration and improved plasma catalysis could also play a major role in specific energy consumption reduction and increasing the methane conversion. A system has been demonstrated for hydrogen production with low CO content ({approximately} 1.5%) with power densities of {approximately} 30 kW (H{sub 2} HHV)/liter of reactor, or {approximately} 10 m{sup 3}/hr H{sub 2} per liter of reactor. Power density should further increase with increased power and improved design.

Bromberg, L.; Cohn, D.R.; Rabinovich, A. [Massachusetts Inst. of Technology, Cambridge, MA (United States). Plasma Science and Fusion Center; Alexeev, N. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russian Federation). Baikov Inst. of Metallurgy

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Coupled microwave ECR and radio-frequency plasma source for plasma processing  

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In a dual plasma device, the first plasma is a microwave discharge having its own means of plasma initiation and control. The microwave discharge operates at electron cyclotron resonance (ECR), and generates a uniform plasma over a large area of about 1000 cm[sup 2] at low pressures below 0.1 mtorr. The ECR microwave plasma initiates the second plasma, a radio frequency (RF) plasma maintained between parallel plates. The ECR microwave plasma acts as a source of charged particles, supplying copious amounts of a desired charged excited species in uniform manner to the RF plasma. The parallel plate portion of the apparatus includes a magnetic filter with static magnetic field structure that aids the formation of ECR zones in the two plasma regions, and also assists in the RF plasma also operating at electron cyclotron resonance. 4 figures.

Tsai, C.C.; Haselton, H.H.

1994-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

466

SciTech Connect: plasma  

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plasma Find plasma Find How should I search Scitech Connect ... Basic or Advanced? Basic Search Advanced × Advanced Search Options Full Text: Bibliographic Data: Creator / Author: Name Name ORCID Title: Subject: Identifier Numbers: Research Org.: Sponsoring Org.: Site: All Alaska Power Administration, Juneau, Alaska (United States) Albany Research Center (ARC), Albany, OR (United States) Albuquerque Complex - NNSA Albuquerque Operations Office, Albuquerque, NM (United States) Amarillo National Resource Center for Plutonium, Amarillo, TX (United States) Ames Laboratory (AMES), Ames, IA (United States) Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States) Argonne National Laboratory-Advanced Photon Source (United States) Atlanta Regional Office, Atlanta, GA (United States) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM)

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Confined plasma gliding arc discharges  

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A confined plasma gliding arc is produced in a reactor with two-electrodes contained within a very narrow channel and water spray injected into the discharge. The evolution of pH and conductivity and the formation of hydrogen peroxide in pure water with different carrier gases and the decolourisation and mineralisation of an organic dye were compared with results for a non-confined three-electrode gliding arc reactor. The energy efficiency for the decolourisation of an organic blue dye in the confined reactor is twice that of the non-confined reactor. Significant levels of total organic carbon are removed in the confined plasma reactor.

Radu Burlica; Bruce R. Locke

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Comparison of plasma focus calculations  

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A simple model for the current history of plasma focus experiments is presented. The presence of a leak current which does not pass through the plasma sheath is allowed. Results are found to compare quite well with those of much more sophisticated two?dimensional magnetohydrodynamic calculations. For the Frascati experiment which has detailed current measurements computed results do not agree with experimentally derived values. A reasonable match for the total current in the Frascati experiment can be found by lowering the leak current. Both total and leak current can be matched if a mass loss from the run?down region is allowed.

Peter G. Eltgroth

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

Bi-Plasma Interactions on Femtosecond Time-Scales  

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Ultrafast THz radiation has important applications in materials science studies, such as characterizing transport properties, studying the vibrational response of materials, and in recent years, controlling materials and elucidating their response in intense electromagnetic fields. THz fields can be generated in a lab setting using various plasma-based techniques. This study seeks to examine the interaction of two plasmas in order to better understand the fundamental physics associated with femtosecond filamentation processes and to achieve more efficient THz generation in a lab setting. The intensity of fluorescence in the region of overlap was measured as a function of polarization, power, and relative time delay of the two plasma-generating laser beams. Results of time dependent intensity studies indicate strikingly similar behaviors across polarizations and power levels; a sudden intensity spike was observed at time-zero, followed by a secondary maxima and subsequent decay to the initial plasma intensity. Dependence of the intensity on the power through either beam arm was also observed. Spectral studies of the enhanced emission were also carried out. Although this physical phenomenon is still not fully understood, future studies, including further spectral analysis of the fluorescence overlap, could yield new insight into the ultrafast processes occurring at the intersection of femtosecond filaments, and would provide a better understanding of the mechanisms for enhanced THz production.

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2011-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Radio-frequency plasma transducer for use in harsh environments  

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We describe a compact transducer used to generate and modulate low-intensity radio-frequency atmospheric pressure plasma (RF-APP) for high temperature gap measurement and generation of air-coupled ultrasound. The new transducer consists of a quarter-wave transmission line where the ground return path is a coaxial solenoid winding. The RF-APP is initiated at the open end of the transmission line and stabilized by passive negative feedback between the electrical impedance of the plasma and the energy stored in the solenoid. The electrical impedance of the plasma was measured at the lower-voltage source end of the transducer, eliminating the need to measure kilovolt-level voltages near the discharge. We describe the use of a 7 MHz RF-APP prototype as a harsh-environment clearance sensor to demonstrate the suitability of plasma discharges for a common nondestructive inspection application. Clearance measurements of 0-5 mm were performed on a rotating calibration target with a measurement precision of 0.1 mm and a 20 kHz sampling rate.

May, Andrew; Andarawis, Emad [GE Global Research, 1 Research Circle, Niskayuna, New York 12309 (United States)

2007-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

471

Radio-frequency plasma transducer for use in harsh environments  

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We describe a compact transducer used to generate and modulate low-intensity radio-frequency atmospheric pressure plasma (RF-APP) for high temperature gap measurement and generation of air-coupled ultrasound. The new transducer consists of a quarter-wave transmission line where the ground return path is a coaxial solenoid winding. The RF-APP is initiated at the open end of the transmission line and stabilized by passive negative feedback between the electrical impedance of the plasma and the energy stored in the solenoid. The electrical impedance of the plasma was measured at the lower-voltage source end of the transducer eliminating the need to measure kilovolt-level voltages near the discharge. We describe the use of a 7 MHz RF-APP prototype as a harsh-environment clearance sensor to demonstrate the suitability of plasma discharges for a common nondestructive inspection application. Clearance measurements of 0 5 mm were performed on a rotating calibration target with a measurement precision of 0.1 mm and a 20 kHz sampling rate.

Andrew May; Emad Andarawis

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

Plasma atomic layer etching using conventional plasma equipment  

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The decrease in feature sizes in microelectronics fabrication will soon require plasma etching processes having atomic layer resolution. The basis of plasma atomic layer etching (PALE) is forming a layer of passivation that allows the underlying substrate material to be etched with lower activation energy than in the absence of the passivation. The subsequent removal of the passivation with carefully tailored activation energy then removes a single layer of the underlying material. If these goals are met, the process is self-limiting. A challenge of PALE is the high cost of specialized equipment and slow processing speed. In this work, results from a computational investigation of PALE will be discussed with the goal of demonstrating the potential of using conventional plasma etching equipment having acceptable processing speeds. Results will be discussed using inductively coupled and magnetically enhanced capacitively coupled plasmas in which nonsinusoidal waveforms are used to regulate ion energies to optimize the passivation and etch steps. This strategy may also enable the use of a single gas mixture, as opposed to changing gas mixtures between steps.

Agarwal, Ankur; Kushner, Mark J. [Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois, 600 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States); Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, 1301 Beal Ave., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2122 (United States)

2009-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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IOP PUBLISHING PLASMA SOURCES SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 18 (2009) 045003 (6pp) doi:10.1088/0963-0252/18/4/045003  

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uranium is produced by the gas centrifuge method [7], a significant number of isotopes are still produced of configurations for the separation of elements and isotopes [1­4]. Isotope separation has applications by calutrons due to their flexibility [8]. The idea to use rotating plasma to separate isotopes was first

474

Theory of plasma transport in toroidal confinement systems  

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The dissipation induced by coulomb-collisional scattering provides an irreducible minimum, and thus a useful standard for comparison, for transport processes in a hot, magnetically confined plasma. The kinetic description of this dissipation is provided by an equation of the Fokker-Planck form. As in the standard transport theory for a neutral gas, approximate solution of the Fokker-Planck equation permits the calculation of transport coefficients, which linearly relate the fluxes of particles, energy, and electric charge, to the density and temperature gradients, and to the electric field. The transport relations are useful in studying the confinement properties of present and future experimental devices for research in controlled thermonuclear fusion. The transport theory for a magnetized plasma (in which the Larmor radius is much smaller than gradient scale lengths describing the plasma fluid) departs from the theory for a neutral gas in several fundamental ways. Thus, transport coefficients for a magnetized plasma can be calculated even when the collisional mean free path is much longer than the gradient scale length (as would pertain in thermonuclear regimes). Such transport coefficients are generally nonlocal, being defined in terms of averages over surfaces with macroscopic dimensions. Furthermore, when the mean free path is long, the magnetized-plasma transport coefficients depend crucially upon the magnetic field geometry, the effects of which must be treated at the kinetic level of the Fokker-Planck equation. The results display several novel couplings between collisional dissipation and the electromagnetic field. The present review of magnetized-plasma transport theory is intended to be as widely accessible as possible. Thus the relevant features of magnetic confinement in closed (toroidal) systems, and of charged particles in spatially varying fields, are derived, at least in outline, from first principles. Although consideration is given to "classical" transport in which most field geometric effects are omitted, major emphasis is placed on the "neoclassical" theory which has been developed over the last decade. Neoclassical transport coefficients are specifically relevant to a magnetically confined plasma, rather than to just a magnetized plasma; their unusual features, such as nonlocality and geometry dependence, become particularly important in the high temperature regime of proposed thermonuclear reactors. The area of neoclassical theory which seems most completeits application to axisymmetric tokamak-type confinement systemsis correspondingly stressed.

F. L. Hinton and R. D. Hazeltine

1976-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

Inductively Coupled Plasma Etching of Bulk Titanium for MEMS Applications  

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with admixtures of O2;5 Cl2/BCl3;6 Cl2/N2;7 CF4, CF4/O2, SiCl4, SiCl4/CF4, and CHF3;8 CF4/O2;9 and SF6.10 Although

MacDonald, Noel C.

476

Fractional derivatives and CTRWs: applications to plasma turbulent transport  

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as an energy source: )(xS x n D xt n + = D L S W ext E 3 2 == #12;..but they do not seem to do the job Magnetic structure of a tokamak is like a set of nested tori. Transport of particles and energy occurs both input of energy and particles. Success of fusion requires a minimum energy confinement time : E

Martín-Solís, José Ramón

477

Spectroscopy of astrophysical plasmas in the laboratory  

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......plasma built for the study (and eventual generation) of nuclear fusion. Tokamaks have plasma parameters (e.g. temperature...atomic physics data are also being calculated at QUB, for input to these modelling codes, to improve the reliability......

F P Keenan; S J Rose

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

Plasma jets key to enduring solar mystery  

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... a few million degrees? The answer, researchers say, might lie in hot jets of plasma erupting from the Sun's surface. ... erupting from the Sun's surface. Plasma jets have also been considered as a possible heating mechanism. These jets are known ...

Jon Cartwright

2011-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

479

First Plasma Wave Observations at Neptune  

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...revealed that Neptune has a large and complex magnetosphere...first observations of plasma waves and low-frequency...from lightning. Such large dispersions would require path lengths and plasma densities that are much larger than anything plausible...

D. A. Gurnett; W. S. Kurth; R. L. Poynter; L. J. Granroth; I. H. Cairns; W. M. Macek; S. L. Moses; F. V. Coroniti; C. F. Kennel; D. D. Barbosa

1989-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental Fusion Research | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab  

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confinement. The shiny metal keeps the particles from re-entering the plasma as a cold gas, retains impurities that can cool the plasma and halt fusion reactions, and...

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The plasma focus as a thruster  

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The need for low propellant weight, high efficiency propulsion systems is a glaring need for various space missions. This thesis presents the thrust modeling of the Dense Plasma Focus plasma motion phases. It also contrasts some of the engineering...

Hardy, Richard Lee

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

482

A Plasma Lens for Magnetron Sputtering  

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A plasma lens, consisting of a solenoid and potential-defining ring electrodes, has been placed between a magnetron and substrates to be coated. Photography reveals qualitative information on excitation, ionization, and the transport of plasma to the substrate.

Anders, Andre; Brown, Jeff

2010-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

483

Plasma vortices in the ionosphere and atmosphere  

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Vortices observed in ionized clouds of thunderstorm fronts have the nature of plasma vortices. In this work, the need to account for the electrostatic instability of plasma in the origination, intensification, an...

N. I. Izhovkina

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

Theory of edge plasma in a spheromak  

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Properties of the edge plasma in the SSPX spheromak during the plasma formation and sustainment phases are discussed. For the breakdown and formation phase, the main emphasis is on the analysis of possible plasma contamination by impurities from the electrodes of the plasma gun (helicity injector). The issue of an azimuthally uniform breakdown initiation is also discussed. After the plasma settles down in the main vacuum chamber, one has to sustain the current between the electrodes, in order to continuously inject helicity. We discuss properties of the plasma on the field lines intersecting the electrodes. We conclude that the thermal balance of this plasma is maintained by Joule heating competing with parallel heat losses to the electrodes. The resulting plasma temperature is in the range 1530 eV. Under the expected operational conditions, the `current' velocity of the electrons is only slightly below their thermal velocity. Implications of this observation are briefly discussed.

E.B Hooper; R.H Cohen; D.D Ryutov

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

485

Formation of a Spheromak Plasma Configuration  

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A compact, toroidal configuration of magnetized plasma is produced by a combination of Z- and ?-pinch discharges. A paramagnetic toroidal field is produced by currents circulating in the plasma on closed flux surfaces.

G. C. Goldenbaum; J. H. Irby; Y. P. Chong; G. W. Hart

1980-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

486

Magnetron cathodes in plasma electrode pockels cells  

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Magnetron cathodes, which produce high current discharges, form greatly improved plasma electrodes on each side of an electro-optic crystal. The plasma electrode has a low pressure gas region on both sides of the crystal. When the gas is ionized, e.g., by a glow discharge in the low pressure gas, the plasma formed is a good conductor. The gas electrode acts as a highly uniform conducting electrode. Since the plasma is transparent to a high energy laser beam passing through the crystal, the plasma is transparent. A crystal exposed from two sides to such a plasma can be charged up uniformly to any desired voltage. A typical configuration utilizes helium at 50 millitorr operating. pressure and 2 kA discharge current. The magnetron cathode produces a more uniform plasma and allows a reduced operating pressure which leads to lower plasma resistivity and a more uniform charge on the crystal.

Rhodes, Mark A. (Pleasanton, CA)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

487

Virtual Tour | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab  

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of a plasma and a magnetic field shows that the plasma pressure needed to produce self-sustaining fusion in a ST can be maintained with a lower magnetic field strength. Since the...

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Greg W Hammett | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab  

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them to a wider range of plasma conditions, and on ways to suppress the turbulent loss of heat from a plasma, which could lead to a more economical fusion power plant. His...

489

Characteristics of the Dense Plasma Focus Discharge  

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The dense plasma focus discharge is produced in a hydromagnetic coaxial plasma accelerator. The final heating and compression of the plasma is accomplished by a partial conversion of the stored magnetic energy residing in the region behind the current sheath to plasma energy. The electrical behavior of the discharge is examined to determine the fraction of the initial energy involved in mechanical sheath motion inductive storage in the accelerator and Ohmic losses associated with the external and plasma discharge. Many analysis of this kind of datum show no definite correlation between the energy converted and neutron production. Presumably this arises from a lack of information as to how the collapse uses this energy and to the amount of plasma ejected from the dense plasma region during the collapse. From soft x?ray pinhole and Schlieren photographs the collapse and the development of the dense plasma is unquestionably a two?dimensional pinch compression.

Joseph W. Mather; Paul J. Bottoms

1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robert J Goldston | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab  

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Society. From 1997 to 2009, he served as Director of the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), a collaborative national center for plasma and...

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Press Releases | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab  

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Chapter 8: Plasma operation and control  

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The ITER plasma control system has the same functional scope as the control systems in present tokamaks. These are plasma operation scenario sequencing, plasma basic control (magnetic and kinetic), plasma advanced control (control of RWMs, NTMs, ELMs, error fields, etc) and plasma fast shutdown. This chapter considers only plasma initiation and plasma basic control. This chapter describes the progress achieved in these areas in the tokamak experiments since the ITER Physics Basis (1999 Nucl. Fusion 39 2577) was written and the results of assessment of ITER to provide the plasma initiation and basic control. This assessment was done for the present ITER design (15?MA machine) at a more detailed level than it was done for the ITER design 1998 (21?MA machine) described in the ITER Physics Basis (1999 Nucl. Fusion 39 2577). The experiments on plasma initiation performed in DIII-D and JT-60U, as well as the theoretical studies performed for ITER, have demonstrated that, within specified assumptions on the plasma confinement and the impurity influx, ITER can produce plasma initiation in a low toroidal electric field (0.3?V?m?1), if it is assisted by about 2?MW of ECRF heating. The plasma basic control includes control of the plasma current, position and shapethe plasma magnetic control, as well as control of other plasma global parameters or their profilesthe plasma performance control. The magnetic control is based on more reliable and simpler models of the control objects than those available at present for the plasma kinetic control. Moreover the real time diagnostics used for the magnetic control in many cases are more precise than those used for the kinetic control. Because of these reasons, the plasma magnetic control was developed for modern tokamaks and assessed for ITER better than the kinetic control. However, significant progress has been achieved in the plasma performance control during the last few years. Although the physics basis of plasma operation and control is similar in ITER and present tokamaks, there is a principal qualitative difference. To minimize its cost, ITER has been designed with small margins in many plasma and engineering parameters. These small margins result in a significantly narrower operational space compared with present tokamaks. Furthermore, ITER operation is expensive and component damage resulting from purely operational errors might lead to a high and avoidable repair cost. These factors make it judicious to use validated plasma diagnostics and employ simulators to 'pre-test' the combined ITER operation and control systems. Understanding of how to do this type of pre-test validation is now developed in present day experiments. This research push should provide us with fully functional simulators before the first ITER operation.

Y. Gribov; D. Humphreys; K. Kajiwara; E.A. Lazarus; J.B. Lister; T. Ozeki; A. Portone; M. Shimada; A.C.C. Sips; J.C. Wesley

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Israeli Conference on Plasma Science and Applications Israel Plasma Science and Technology Association  

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(Chair: N. J. Fisch) 10:50 - 11:20 J. Jortner, TAU (Invited) Conversion of laser energy to nuclear energy. Ledingham, and A. Zigler, HUJI, MBI, NRL, USG Enhanced proton acceleration by an ultrashort laser in a Vacuum Arc with a Black Body Electrode Configuration 16:35 - 16:50 E. Gidalevich and R. L. Boxman, TAU

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Mass spectrometric study of NF3 plasma etching of silicon  

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NF3 plasma etching is used for dry cleaning of reactors after plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition of hydrogenated amorphous silicon from SiH4. The NF3 plasma chemistry, in a closed isothermal plasma box wit...

Jerome Perrin; Jacques Mot; Jean-Marie Sifert

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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