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ARM - Measurement - Atmospheric pressure  

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pressure pressure ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Measurement : Atmospheric pressure The pressure exerted by the atmosphere as a consequence of gravitational attraction exerted upon the "column" of air lying directly above the point in question. Categories Atmospheric State Instruments The above measurement is considered scientifically relevant for the following instruments. Refer to the datastream (netcdf) file headers of each instrument for a list of all available measurements, including those recorded for diagnostic or quality assurance purposes. ARM Instruments SONDE : Balloon-Borne Sounding System CO2FLX : Carbon Dioxide Flux Measurement Systems ECOR : Eddy Correlation Flux Measurement System

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Atmospheric Pressure Weakly Ionized Plasma Reactor Based on the Corona Discharge .  

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??Atmospheric pressure weakly ionized plasma (APWIP) is being used to treat or process goods and materials because it only activates the surface without modification of… (more)

[No author

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric Pressure Deposition for Electrochromic Windows |...  

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Atmospheric Pressure Deposition for Electrochromic Windows Atmospheric Pressure Deposition for Electrochromic Windows Emerging Technologies Project for the 2013 Building...

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Influence of base pressure and atmospheric contaminants on a-Si:H solar cell properties  

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The influence of atmospheric contaminants oxygen and nitrogen on the performance of thin-film hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) solar cells grown by plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition at 13.56 MHz was systematically investigated. The question is addressed as to what degree of high base pressures (up to 10{sup -4} Torr) are compatible with the preparation of good quality amorphous silicon based solar cells. The data show that for the intrinsic a-Si:H absorber layer exists critical oxygen and nitrogen contamination levels (about 2x10{sup 19} atoms/cm{sup 3} and 4x10{sup 18} atoms/cm{sup 3}, respectively). These levels define the minimum impurity concentration that causes a deterioration in solar cell performance. This critical concentration is found to depend little on the applied deposition regime. By enhancing, for example, the flow of process gases, a higher base pressure (and leak rate) can be tolerated before reaching the critical contamination level. The electrical properties of the corresponding films show that increasing oxygen and nitrogen contamination results in an increase in dark conductivity and photoconductivity, while activation energy and photosensitivity are decreased. These effects are attributed to nitrogen and oxygen induced donor states, which cause a shift of the Fermi level toward the conduction band and presumably deteriorate the built-in electric field in the solar cells. Higher doping efficiencies are observed for nitrogen compared to oxygen. Alloying effects (formation of SiO{sub x}) are observed for oxygen contaminations above 10{sup 20} atoms/cm{sup 3}, leading to an increase in the band gap.

Woerdenweber, J.; Schmitz, R.; Mueck, A.; Zastrow, U.; Niessen, L.; Gordijn, A.; Carius, R.; Beyer, W.; Rau, U. [IEF 5 Photovoltaik, Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH, D-52425 Juelich (Germany); Merdzhanova, T.; Stiebig, H. [IEF 5 Photovoltaik, Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH, D-52425 Juelich (Germany); Malibu GmbH and Co. KG, Boettcherstr. 7, D-33609 Bielefeld (Germany)

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decomposition of fluorohydrocarbons in atmospheric-pressure flowing air using coaxial-line-based microwave torch plasma  

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Results of the investigation of decomposition of fluorohydrocarbons C2H2F4 (HFC-134a) and CHClF2 (CFC-22) in atmospheric-pressure flowing air using a coaxial-line-based microwave torch plasma are presented. Conce...

M. Jasi?ski; P. Szczucki; M. Dors; J. Mizeraczyk…

2000-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CDIAC Atmospheric Pressure Data Sets  

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Atmospheric Pressure Atmospheric Pressure CDIAC Climate Holdings Containing Atmospheric Pressure Data Global Data Sets Data Set Name Investigators Data Type/Format Period of Record Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN); Vs. 1 (CDIAC NDP-041) R.S. Vose et al. Surface stations; monthly mean sea-level pressure Varies by station; through 1990 Extended Edited Synoptic Cloud Reports from Ships and Land Stations Over the Globe, 1952-2009 (CDIAC NDP-026C) C.J. Hahn, S.G. Warren, and R. Eastman Six-hourly synoptic observations of sea-level pressure Land 1971-2009; Ocean 1952-2008 Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN); Vs. 2 (Note: the above link takes you to NOAA's National Climatic Data Center website.) R.S. Vose et al. Surface stations; monthly mean sea-level pressure Varies by station; some through most recent month

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Development of Antimicrobial Coatings by Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Using a Guanidine-Based Precursor  

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Atmospheric pressure plasmas have been utilized in the engineering of antimicrobial materials, where their applications ranged from surface pretreatment of substrates for enhanced bonding of silver nanoparticles or antimicrobial agents in imparting antimicrobial behavior on surfaces spanning from pretreatments of substrate materials(13, 14) and very recently, deposition and/or plasma polymerization of antimicrobial polymers using monomer precursors. ... (20) Similar results of oxidized polar groups such as hydroxyls, carbonyls, and carboxyl groups on the surfaces of UHMWPE films from water vapor plasma treatments have been reported by Rodriguez-Santiago et al.(21) Also, reactive species such as ozone, O2, and O generated from plasma interactions with air from open atmosphere are also an underlying source of oxygen-bearing groups. ...

Jacqueline H. Yim; Michelle S. Fleischman; Victor Rodriguez-Santiago; Lars T. Piehler; André A. Williams; Julia L. Leadore; Daphne D. Pappas

2013-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

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atmospheric pressure | OpenEI  

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pressure pressure Dataset Summary Description (Abstract):Atmospheric Pressure (kPa)NASA Surface meteorology and Solar Energy (SSE) Release 6.0 Data Set (Nov 2007)22-year Monthly & Annual Average (July 1983 - June 2005)Parameter: Atmospheric Pressure (kPa)Internet: http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/sse/Note 1: SSE Methodology & Accuracy sections onlineNote 2: Lat/Lon values indicate the lower left corner of a 1x1 degree region. Negative values are south and west; positive values are north and east. Boundaries of the -90/-180 region Source U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Surface meteorology and Solar Energy (SSE) Date Released March 31st, 2009 (5 years ago) Date Updated Unknown Keywords atmospheric pressure climate NASA SWERA UNEP Data text/csv icon Download Data (csv, 46 MiB)

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Study of atmospheric pressure weakly ionized plasma as surface compatibilization technique for improved plastic composites loaded with cellulose based fillers .  

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??Atmospheric pressure plasmas have gained considerable interest from researchers recently for their unique prospective of engineering surfaces with plasma without the need of vacuum systems.… (more)

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2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-rate HMDSO-based coatings in open air using atmospheric-pressure plasma jet  

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This work deals with the high-rate and dust-free formation of carbon-containing silicon oxide (SiOC) coatings in open air without substrate heating using an atmospheric-pressure (AP) plasma jet. The AP plasma was excited by a 13.56-MHz radio frequency (RF) power. Hexamethyldisiloxane and oxygen (O2) were used as the source gases. By optimizing the O2 flow rate and RF power, SiOC films were readily fabricated at deposition rates higher than 100 nm/s without suffering from particulate contaminations of the film surface. Additionally, an inorganic SiO2-like film exhibiting O/Si atomic ratio of approximately 2 was obtained at a deposition rate of ~ 13 nm/s, the value of which is still greater than those obtained in other AP plasma sources. Further systematic studies are needed to see if good-quality inorganic SiO2-like films can be obtained with higher rates.

H. Kakiuchi; K. Higashida; T. Shibata; H. Ohmi; T. Yamada; K. Yasutake

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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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

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of bone response to synthetic bone grafting material treated with argon-based atmospheric pressure plasma  

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Abstract Bone graft materials are utilized to stimulate healing of bone defects or enhance osseointegration of implants. In order to augment these capabilities, various surface modification techniques, including atmospheric pressure plasma (APP) surface treatment, have been developed. This in vivo study sought to assess the effect of APP surface treatment on degradation and osseointegration of Synthograft™, a beta-tricalcium phosphate (?-TCP) synthetic bone graft. The experimental (APP-treated) grafts were subjected to APP treatment with argon for a period of 60 s. Physicochemical characterization was performed by environmental scanning electron microscopy, surface energy (SE), and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy analyses both before and after APP treatment. Two APP-treated and two untreated grafts were surgically implanted into four critical-size calvarial defects in each of ten New Zealand white rabbits. The defect samples were explanted after four weeks, underwent histological analysis, and the percentages of bone, soft tissue, and remaining graft material were quantified by image thresholding. Material characterization showed no differences in particle surface morphology and that the APP-treated group presented significantly higher SE along with higher amounts of the base material chemical elements on it surface. Review of defect composition showed that APP treatment did not increase bone formation or reduce the amount of soft tissue filling the defect when compared to untreated material. Histologic cross-sections demonstrated osteoblastic cell lines, osteoid deposition, and neovascularization in both groups. Ultimately, argon-based APP treatment did not enhance the osseointegration or degradation of the ?-TCP graft. Future investigations should evaluate the utility of gases other than argon to enhance osseointegration through APP treatment.

Bryan G. Beutel; Natalie R. Danna; Riddhi Gangolli; Rodrigo Granato; Lakshmiprada Manne; Nick Tovar; Paulo G. Coelho

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Intense and Highly Energetic Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jet Arrays.  

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??This thesis documents the efforts taken to produce highly ionized and concentrated atmospheric pressure plasma using an arrayed atmospheric pressure plasma jet (APPJ) system. The… (more)

Furmanski, John

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric Pressure Deposition for Electrochromic Windows  

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Atmospheric Pressure Deposition Atmospheric Pressure Deposition for Electrochromic Windows TDM - Karma Sawyer Robert C. Tenent National Renewable Energy Laboratory robert.tenent@nrel.gov 303-384-6775 4/4/2013 Insulating Glass Unit (IGU) Glass Transparent Conductor (TC) Active Electrode Counter Electrode Ion Conductor 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose and Objectives * Expense - Current market price of $50-$100/ft 2 - Projections indicate under $20/ft 2 needed - A new production paradigm is required * Aesthetics - Architects hesitant to adopt "smurf glass"

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Atmospheric Pressure Deposition for Electrochromic Windows  

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Atmospheric Pressure Deposition Atmospheric Pressure Deposition for Electrochromic Windows TDM - Karma Sawyer Robert C. Tenent National Renewable Energy Laboratory robert.tenent@nrel.gov 303-384-6775 4/4/2013 Insulating Glass Unit (IGU) Glass Transparent Conductor (TC) Active Electrode Counter Electrode Ion Conductor 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose and Objectives * Expense - Current market price of $50-$100/ft 2 - Projections indicate under $20/ft 2 needed - A new production paradigm is required * Aesthetics - Architects hesitant to adopt "smurf glass"

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Kinetics of Non-Thermal Atmospheric Pressure  

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Kinetics of Non-Thermal Atmospheric Pressure Plasmas Alexander Fridman · Microdischarge Interaction and Structuring in Dielectric Barrier Discharges · Kinetics of Blood Coagulation in Plasma · Surface Wound wire Area of DBD plasma region: ~104cm2 #12;7 Microdischarge Patterning (2D) R22 R23 R24 R26 R27 R28

Kaganovich, Igor

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Wind noise and the spectrum of atmospheric turbulence pressure fluctuations  

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Previous research [S. Morgan and R. Raspet J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 92 1180–1183 (1992)] has shown that wind noise is predominantly caused by pressure fluctuations intrinsic to the turbulent atmospheric flow. Therefore it should be possible to predict wind noise from models for turbulent pressure spectra in the atmosphere. Based on simple dimensional analysis and an application of Taylor’s hypothesis the inertial?subrange power spectrum for turbulent pressure fluctuations should be proportional to f ?7/3 where f is frequency. But more recent atmospheric observations and theoretical arguments [J. D. Albertson G. G. Katul M. B. Parlange and W. E. Eichinger Phys. Fluids 10 1725–1732 (1998)] suggest that the power spectrum actually goes as f ?3/2. In this paper it is shown that the f ?3/2 dependence predicts a much slower decay in wind noise with increasing acoustic frequency than is typically observed. Possible reasons for this discrepancy are discussed.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Free Floating Atmospheric Pressure Ball Plasmas  

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Free-Floating Atmospheric Pressure Ball Plasmas Free-Floating Atmospheric Pressure Ball Plasmas G. A. Wurden, Z. Wang, C. Ticos Los Alamos National Laboratory L Al NM 87545 USA Los Alamos, NM 87545 USA C. J. v. Wurden Los Alamos High School L Al NM 87544 Los Alamos, NM 87544 Presented at the PPPL Colloquium Sept. 17, 2008 U N C L A S S I F I E D Operated by the Los Alamos National Security, LLC for the DOE/NNSA LA-UR-08-06284 Outline of this talk *A discussion of ball lightning reports in nature *How can ball plasmas be made in the laboratory? *Detailed experiments on long lived free floating *Detailed experiments on long-lived free-floating atmospheric pressure ball plasmas C i f l b b ll l i h "b ll *Comparison of laboratory ball plasmas with "ball lightning" *Summary U N C L A S S I F I E D Operated by the Los Alamos National Security, LLC for the DOE/NNSA

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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

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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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Dissociation of carbon dioxide in atmospheric pressure microchannel plasma devices.  

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??Plasma discharge of carbon dioxide at atmospheric pressure was successfully demonstrated in microchannel plasma devices at breakdown voltages lower than 1 kVRMS. Optical emissions of… (more)

Oh, Taegon

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - atmospheric pressure interface Sample Search...  

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dynamically induced horizontal static pressure gradients at the surface-atmosphere interface (Waddington et al... role of pressure pumping due to atmospheric pressure...

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Experimental Investigation Of Atmospheric Pressure Surface Wave Discharges  

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Microwave atmospheric pressure discharge in neon sustained by surface waves in a dielectric tube is considered. The plasma column length was measured versus absorbed microwave power for different discharge conditions. This gives a view on the wave propagation characteristics. The predicted dependence of discharge length on the total flux of wave power based on the modified model of non-equilibrium plasma is compared with experimental values. Moreover, we present results of spectroscopic investigations of the electron density. The electron density was determined using the method based on the Stark broadening of H{beta} spectral line. The spectroscopic results we shall use developing of a model of propagation of surface wave.

Czylkowski, D.; Jasinski, M.; Nowakowska, H.; Zakrzewski, Z. [The Szewalski Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery, Polish Academy of Sciences, Fiszera 14, 80-231 Gdansk (Poland)

2006-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Tantalum etching with a nonthermal atmospheric-pressure plasma  

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Tantalum was etched in a downstream atmospheric-pressure plasma. In this process etching occurred without significant ion bombardment. An etching rate of 6.0±0.5 ?m/min was achieved using 14.8 Torr oxygen 22.4 Torr carbon tetrafluoride 720±5 Torr helium 685 W radio frequency power at 13.56 MHz and a film temperature of 300?°C. The etching rate increased with the applied power carbon tetrafluoride pressure oxygen pressure and residence time of the gas between the electrodes indicating that the surface reaction depends on the density of reactive fluorine species generated in the plasma.X-ray photoemission spectroscopy revealed that the etched surface was covered with tantalum fluoride and to a lesser extent tantalum oxide. Based on these observations a mechanism for tantalumetching is proposed which involves the reaction between fluorine atoms and the adsorbed tantalum fluoride.

V. J. Tu; J. Y. Jeong; A. Schütze; S. E. Babayan; G. Ding; G. S. Selwyn; R. F. Hicks

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Introduction to Nonequilibrium Plasmas at Atmospheric Pressure  

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1 1 An Introduction to Nonequilibrium Plasmas at Atmospheric Pressure Sander Nijdam, Eddie van;2 1 An Introduction to Nonequilibrium Plasmas at Atmospheric Pressure pulsed power source for ozone Veldhuizen, Peter Bruggeman, and Ute Ebert 1.1 Introduction 1.1.1 Nonthermal Plasmas and Electron Energy

Ebert, Ute

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Modeling Studies of Atmospheric Pressure Microplasmas: Plasma Dynamics, Surface Interaction and Applications.  

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??Technologies based on atmospheric-pressure microplasmas (APMs) have been widely developed due to the unique nature microplasmas being non-equilibrium and its ability to operate stably at… (more)

Wang, Jun-Chieh

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric Pressure Photoionization Applied to Quantitation of Cyproterone Acetate in Human Plasma  

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......research-article Articles Atmospheric Pressure Photoionization...Acetate in Human Plasma Alberto S. Pereira...100 mg). Atmospheric pressure photoionization...acetate in human plasma. | Cyproterone...acetate in human plasma. This 513 Abstract Atmospheric Pressure Photoionization......

Alberto S. Pereira; Gustavo D. Mendes; Lina S.O.B. Oliveira; Hugo F. Valle; Gilberto De Nucci

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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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Surface modification with a remote atmospheric pressure plasma  

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A remote atmospheric pressure DC glow discharge is used for the treatment of polymer foils. The envisaged plasma effect is an increase in the surface ... the distribution of the current density in the plasma. The...

E. Temmerman; C. Leys

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface Modification by Atmospheric Pressure Plasma for Improved Bonding.  

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??An atmospheric pressure plasma source operating at temperatures below 150°C and fed with 1.0-3.0 volume% oxygen in helium was used to activate the surfaces of… (more)

Williams, Thomas Scott

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultraprecision Finishing of Photomask Substrate by Utilizing Atmospheric Pressure Plasma  

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In the case of the atmospheric pressure plasma, localized high density plasma is generated around the electrode. Therefore, ... new ultra precision machining method which is named plasma chemical vaporization mac...

Kazuya Yamamura; Akihiro Fujiwara; Koji Ueno…

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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E-Print Network 3.0 - atmospheric pressure helium-oxygen Sample...  

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Copyright permission to reproduce figures andor text from this article 12;Remote Atmospheric-Pressure... ) were treated with an atmospheric-pressure oxygen and...

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Surface Nanostructuring of Polysulfone Membranes by Atmospheric Pressure Plasma-Induced Graft Polymerization (APPIGP)  

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large substrates. Various atmospheric plasma sources arePolymerization The atmospheric plasma source used in thisby Remote Atmospheric- Pressure Plasma. Ieee Transactions on

Kim, Soo Min

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On-line SiOx coating of extruded polystyrene sheets utilizing atmospheric pressure plasma treatment  

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Coating of polystyrene sheets with SiOx layer was performed by employing an atmospheric pressure plasma device. Mixtures of hexamethyldisiloxane with different compositions of carrier gas based on synthetic air, oxygen, and/or nitrogen were ... Keywords: atmoshperic pressure plasma, coating deposition, hexamethyldisiloxane, polystyrene, sheet extrusion, surface treatment

O. Hudecek; T. Sedlacek; A. Minarik; P. Saha

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photons and particles emitted from cold atmospheric-pressure plasma inactivate bacteria and biomolecules independently and synergistically  

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...particles emitted from cold atmospheric-pressure plasma inactivate bacteria and...Bochum, Germany Cold atmospheric-pressure plasmas are currently in use...bactericidal properties of cold atmospheric-pressure plasma. plasma medicine|atmospheric-pressure...

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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 current–voltage 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 mm×50 mm×5 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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Development of a trielectrode plasma curtain at atmospheric pressure  

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The development of a nonequilibrium, low-power, trielectrode plasma curtain at atmospheric pressure is presented. The discharge is based on the combination of an ac dielectric barrier discharge with a dc corona discharge in a three electrode system, and can be sustained for large time periods and over interelectrode air gaps up to 20 mm and with an electrode length of {approx}10 cm in the transversal direction. The discharge is composed of a train of streamers, with a repetition frequency in the range 50-200 kHz, and carrying an average current in the range 0.1-0.4 mA. The geometry of the discharge makes it appropriate for gas decontamination.

Zastawny, H.; Artana, G. [Laboratorio de Fluidodinamica, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Av. Paseo Colon 850, 1063 Buenos Aires (Argentina); Sosa, R. [Laboratorio de Fluidodinamica, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Av. Paseo Colon 850, 1063 Buenos Aires (Argentina); Instituto de Fisica del Plasma, CONICET-Dto. de Fisica, FCEN, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Ciudad. Universitaria, Pab. I, 1428 Buenos Aires (Argentina); Grondona, D.; Marquez, A.; Kelly, H. [Instituto de Fisica del Plasma, CONICET-Dto. de Fisica, FCEN, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Ciudad. Universitaria, Pab. I, 1428 Buenos Aires (Argentina)

2008-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Laser-rf creation and diagnostics of seeded atmospheric pressure air and nitrogen plasmas  

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Laser-rf creation and diagnostics of seeded atmospheric pressure air and nitrogen plasmas Siqi Luo to the ambient air. The atmospheric-pressure plasma is then maintained with the 13.56 MHz rf power. Using of atmospheric-pressure air plasmas The kinetics of reactions and transitions in atmospheric- pressure air

Scharer, John E.

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Etching polyimide with a nonequilibrium atmospheric-pressure plasma jet  

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An atmospheric-pressure plasma jet has been used to etch polyimide films at 1.0–8.0±0.2?? m/min at 760 Torr and between 50 and 250?°C. The plasma was produced by flowing helium and oxygen between two concentric electrodes with the inner one coupled to 13.56 MHz rf power and the outer one grounded. The etch rate increased with the O 2 partial pressure the rf power and the substrate temperature. The apparent activation energy for etching was 0.16 eV. Langmuir-probe measurements revealed that the ion densities were between 1×10 10 and 1×10 11 ? cm ?3 5 mm from the end of the powered electrode. Biasing the substrate had no effect on the rate. Ozone singlet sigma metastable oxygen (b? 1 ? g + ) and singlet delta metastable oxygen (a? 1 ? g ) were detected in the plasma by emission spectroscopy. More ozone was produced in the effluent through the recombination of O atoms with O 2 . Based on the production rate of O 3 the concentration of O atoms 6 mm from the powered electrode was estimated to be ?7×10 14 ? cm ?3 at 6.6 Torr O 2 and 200 W power. It is proposed that O atoms are the principal reactive species involved in etching polyimide.

J. Y. Jeong; S. E. Babayan; A. Schütze; V. J. Tu; J. Park; I. Henins; G. S. Selwyn; R. F. Hicks

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate: monthly and annual average atmospheric pressure GIS data at  

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atmospheric pressure GIS data at atmospheric pressure GIS data at one-degree resolution of the World from NASA/SSE Dataset Summary Description (Abstract):Atmospheric Pressure (kPa)NASA Surface meteorology and Solar Energy (SSE) Release 6.0 Data Set (Nov 2007)22-year Monthly & Annual Average (July 1983 - June 2005)Parameter: Atmospheric Pressure (kPa)Internet: http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/sse/Note 1: SSE Methodology & Accuracy sections onlineNote 2: Lat/Lon values indicate the lower left corner of a 1x1 degree region. Negative values are south and west; positive values are north and east. Boundaries of the -90/-180 region are -90 to -89 (south) and -180 to -179 (west). The last region, 89/180, is bounded by 89 to 90 (north) and 179 to 180 (east). The mid-point of the region is +0.5 added to the the Lat/Lon value. These data are

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Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jet Treatment of Polyethylene Surfaces for  

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Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jet Treatment of Polyethylene Surfaces for Adhesion Improvement Uwe studied the activation mechanism of polyethylene (PE) for a pretreatment with a commercial APPJ system jet system from Plasmatreat GmbH (Steinhagen, Germany) was used for the Full Paper Polyethylene (PE

Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

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Continuous nanoparticle generation and assembly by atmospheric pressure arc discharge  

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Continuous nanoparticle generation and assembly by atmospheric pressure arc discharge Jesse J. Cole a dc arc discharge plasma. The particles are positively charged by the arc and form a room temperature precursor materials.5,6 High temperature plasmas in the form of dc arc discharges led to the discovery

Jacobs, Heiko O.

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Atmospheric pressure plasma jet: Effect of electrode configuration, discharge behavior, and its formation mechanism  

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Atmospheric pressure plasma jet: Effect of electrode configuration, discharge behavior, and its 2008; accepted 8 June 2009; published online 10 July 2009 Atmospheric pressure plasma jet APPJ can The atmospheric pressure plasma is much advantageous over low pressure plasmas in various aspects. It can be dis

Zexian, Cao

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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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Collection: Physics 47 Photoionization of atmospheric gases studied by time-resolved terahertz spectroscopy Summary: with the examined gas at atmospheric pressure. The THz...

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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 1–10 ?m/min can be deposited.

H. Schlemm; D. Roth

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Plasma Polymerization in an Atmospheric Pressure Dielectric Barrier Discharge in a Flowing Gas  

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The plasma of atmospheric pressure dielectric barrier discharges (DBD) has ... ozone generation by Siemens 1857. Non-thermal atmospheric pressure discharges are of considerable interest because...1, 2.... The DBD...

Rüdiger Foest; Martin Schmidt; Jürgen F. Behnke

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface atmospheric pressure excitation of the translational mode of the inner core  

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Using hourly atmospheric surface pressure field from ECMWF (European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts) and from NCEP (National Centers for Environmental Prediction) Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR) models, we show that atmospheric pressure fluctuations excite the translational oscillation of the inner core, the so-called Slichter mode, to the sub-nanogal level at the Earth surface. The computation is performed using a normal-mode formalism for a spherical, self-gravitating anelastic PREM-like Earth model. We determine the statistical response in the form of power spectral densities of the degree-one spherical harmonic components of the observed pressure field. Both hypotheses of inverted and non-inverted barometer for the ocean response to pressure forcing are considered. Based on previously computed noise levels, we show that the surface excitation amplitude is below the limit of detection of the superconducting gravimeters, making the Slichter mode detection a challenging instrumental task...

Rosat, Séverine; Rogister, Yves

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Interplay of discharge and gas flow in atmospheric pressure plasma jets Nan Jiang,1  

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Interplay of discharge and gas flow in atmospheric pressure plasma jets Nan Jiang,1 JingLong Yang,2 2011) Interplay of discharge and gas flow in the atmospheric pressure plasma jets generated with three:10.1063/1.3581067] I. INTRODUCTION The atmospheric pressure plasma jet (APPJ) that is nor- mally

Zexian, Cao

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Atmospheric pressure plasma jets beyond ground electrode as charge overflow in a dielectric barrier discharge setup  

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Atmospheric pressure plasma jets beyond ground electrode as charge overflow in a dielectric barrier voltage and the width of ground electrode, atmospheric pressure plasma jets extending beyond the ground American Institute of Physics. doi:10.1063/1.3466993 I. INTRODUCTION The cold atmospheric pressure plasma

Zexian, Cao

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Plasma sterilization using glow discharge at atmospheric pressure  

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Recent development of atmospheric pressure glow discharge was compared with the performance of an apparatus used in the first APG experiment, in terms of sterilization of newly classified biological indicator: Bacillus atrophaeus, former Bacillus subtilis var. niger and Geobacillus stearothermophilus. Stabilization was attained by controlling the experimental conditions, at low frequency: 100 kHz and Radio Frequency: 13.56 MHz, water vapor/He dilution. Large volume of meta-stable atomic helium is responsible for the result that aids generation of hydroxyl radicals.

Tetsuya Akitsu; Hiroshi Ohkawa; Masao Tsuji; Hideo Kimura; Masuhiro Kogoma

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of a dual frequency atmospheric pressure corona plasma  

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Radio frequency mixing of 2 and 13.56 MHz was investigated by performing experimental measurements on the atmospheric pressure corona plasma. As a result of the dual frequency, length, current density, and electron excitation temperature of the plasma were increased, while the gas temperature was maintained at roughly the same level when compared to the respective single frequency plasmas. Moreover, observation of time-resolved images revealed that the dual frequency plasma has a discharge mode of 2 MHz positive streamer, 2 MHz negative glow, and 13.56 MHz continuous glow.

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

2010-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric-pressure gas breakdown from 2 to 100 MHz  

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We report a detailed study of breakdown voltage of atmospheric-pressure helium gas between two parallel-plate electrodes from 2 to 100 MHz. Experimental data show that the breakdown voltage reduces initially with increasing frequency due to a diminishing contribution of drift-dominated electron wall loss and then begins to increase with increasing frequency. The latter is contrary to the current understanding that relies largely on the electron wall loss mechanism. Particle-in-cell simulation suggests that rapid oscillation of the applied voltage prevents electrons from reaching their maximum achievable kinetic energy, thus compromising the ionization efficiency and increasing the breakdown voltage.

Walsh, J. L.; Zhang, Y. T.; Iza, F.; Kong, M. G. [Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3TU (United Kingdom)

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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The effects of atmospheric pressure plasma on the synthesis of carbon nanotubes  

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In this study, we investigated the effects of atmospheric plasma on the synthesis of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) forests. Tall and high CNTs forests have been successfully grown on a large scale using a newly developed system called atmospheric pressure ... Keywords: Atmospheric pressure, Carbon nanotubes, Mass production, Plasma effects, Plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition

Seok Seung Shin; Bum Ho Choi; Young Mi Kim; Jong Ho Lee; Dong Chan Shin

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microstreamer dynamics during plasma remediation of NO using atmospheric pressure dielectric barrier discharges  

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Microstreamer dynamics during plasma remediation of NO using atmospheric pressure dielectric- ate toxins from atmospheric pressure gas streams. Plasma remediation is one technique which has been methods for the removal of oxides of nitrogen NxOy from atmospheric gas streams and among those techniques

Kushner, Mark

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Ozone production by nanoporous dielectric barrier glow discharge in atmospheric pressure air  

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This study is aimed at demonstrating plasma-chemical ozone production based on low temperature atmospheric pressure glow discharge through nanoporous dielectric barriers. The 20 kHz ac driven discharge is formed in air or oxygen gas flowing in the axial direction of the cylindrical plasma reactor containing four parallel aluminum rods covered with nanoporous alumina films. The discharge utilizing nanoporous dielectric barrier is more uniform and more energy efficient in ozone generation than the discharge through smooth-surface dielectric barriers.

Cho, J. H.; Koo, I. G.; Choi, M. Y.; Lee, W. M. [Department of Chemistry and Division of Energy Systems Research, Ajou University, Suwon 443-749 (Korea, Republic of)

2008-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Trace analysis of atmospheric organic bases  

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analysis of atmospheric organic bases were investigated; the study included (1) the analysis of submarine charcoal filter bed samples for nitrogen bases and (2) the use of metallic tetraphenylporphines (TPP) as specific adsorbents for atmospheric... gas chromatography (GC) and GC-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The isolation procedure provided acceptable reproducibi lity in the determination of trace amounts of nitrogen bases in the submarine environment. Several metallic TPP adsorbents were...

Clark, Dwayne C.

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric-Pressure Plasma Cleaning of Contaminated Surfaces  

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Project was to develop a low-cost, environmentally benign technology for the decontamination and decommissioning of transuranic waste. With the invention of the atmospheric-pressure plasma jet the goal was achieved. This device selectively etches heavy metals from surfaces, rendering objects radiation free and suitable for decommissioning. The volatile reaction products are captured on filters, which yields a tremendous reduction in the volume of the waste. Studies on tantalum, a surrogate material for plutonium, have shown that etch rate of 6.0 microns per minute can be achieved under mild conditions. Over the past three years, we have made numerous improvements in the design of the plasma jet. It may now be operated for hundreds of hours and not undergo any degradation in performance. Furthermore, small compact units have been developed, which are easily deployed in the field.

Robert F. Hicks; Gary S. Selwyn

2001-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Laser ablation electrospray ionization (LAESI) for atmospheric pressure, In vivo, and imaging mass spectrometry  

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The field of the invention is atmospheric pressure mass spectrometry (MS), and more specifically a process and apparatus which combine infrared laser ablation (LA) with electrospray ionization (ESI).

Vertes, Akos (Reston, VA); Nemes, Peter (Silver Spring, MD)

2011-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Laser ablation electrospray ionization (LAESI) for atmospheric pressure, in vivo, and imaging mass spectrometry  

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The field of the invention is atmospheric pressure mass spectrometry (MS), and more specifically a process and apparatus which combine infrared laser ablation with electrospray ionization (ESI).

Vertes, Akos; Nemes, Peter

2014-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Laser ablation electrospray ionization (LAESI) for atmospheric pressure, in vivo, and imaging mass spectrometry  

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The field of the invention is atmospheric pressure mass spectrometry (MS), and more specifically a process and apparatus which combine infrared laser ablation with electrospray ionization (ESI).

Vertes, Akos; Nemes, Peter

2013-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

67

Cell treatment and surface functionalization using the atmospheric pressure glow discharge plasma torch (APGD-t).  

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??The atmospheric pressure glow discharge plasma torch (APGD-t ) was used to treat cell cultures to investigate potential reactions with biological tissue. The plasma jet… (more)

Yonson, Sara.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On plasma parameters of a self-organized plasma jet at atmospheric pressure  

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...Electron temperature and electron concentration in the active zone of a miniaturized radio frequency (RF) non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasma jet in argon have been determined using... ...

J. Schäfer; F. Sigeneger; R. Foest; D. Loffhagen…

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric-pressure dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) in air : plasma characterisation for skin therapy.  

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??A pulsed atmospheric-pressure dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) device operating in air is investigated for medical applications such as for skin disinfection and promotion of wound… (more)

Rajasekaran, Priyadarshini

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

70

Atmospheric-Pressure Helium Inductively Coupled Plasmas for Elemental Mass Spectrometry  

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Analytical and fundamental characteristics of helium inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (He ICPMS) were explored for atmospheric-pressure plasmas generated in a 13-mm He...

Zhang, Hao; Nam, Sang-Ho; Cai, Mingxiang; Montaser, Akbar

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Radio-frequency induction plasmas at atmospheric pressure: Mixtures of hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen with argon  

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Numerical calculations are reported which simulate atmospheric-pressure radiofrequency induction plasmas consisting of either pure argon or mixtures of argon with hydrogen, nitrogen, or oxygen. These calculati...

S. L. Girshick; W. Yu

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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 O’Neill; Justyna Jaroszy?ska-Woli?ska

2009-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - atmospheric pressure measurements Sample...  

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- School of Engineering Science, Simon Fraser University Collection: Engineering ; Energy Storage, Conversion and Utilization 8 CHAPTER 2. ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE 2.1 MEASURING...

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Inorganic Surface Nanostructuring by Atmospheric Pressure Plasma-Induced Graft Polymerization  

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Inorganic Surface Nanostructuring by Atmospheric Pressure Plasma-Induced Graft Polymerization a silicon surface was accomplished by atmospheric pressure (AP) hydrogen plasma surface activation followed. The formation of initiation sites was controlled by the plasma exposure period, radio frequency (rf) power

Hicks, Robert F.

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PPPL-3281, Preprint: January 1998, UC-426 Synthesis of Ozone at Atmospheric Pressure  

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-coupled plasma (ICP) torch to synthesize ozone at atmospheric pressure is explored. Ozone concentrations up1 PPPL-3281, Preprint: January 1998, UC-426 Synthesis of Ozone at Atmospheric Pressure by a Quenched Induction-Coupled Plasma Torch B.C. Stratton1, R. Knight2, and D.R. Mikkelsen1, A. Blutke3, and J

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Influence of dissociative recombination on the LTE of argon high-frequency plasmas at atmospheric pressure  

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) model that we developed for an argon microwave (2.45 GHz) plasma at atmospheric pressure. This model-1- Influence of dissociative recombination on the LTE of argon high-frequency plasmas at atmospheric pressure A. Sáinz1 , J. Margot2 , M. C. García1 , M. D. Calzada1 1 Grupo de Espectroscopía de

Boyer, Edmond

78

Inactivation of Salmonella Enteritidis PT 30 on Almonds with a Fluidized Bed Atmospheric Pressure Plasma  

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investigated the use of a fluidized bed atmospheric pressure plasma (APP) as a possible pasteurization methodInactivation of Salmonella Enteritidis PT 30 on Almonds with a Fluidized Bed Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Kalyani Narayanan1, Nathan M. Anderson2, Gregory J. Fleischman2 and Susanne Keller2 1Institute

Heller, Barbara

79

Electrochemical migration of Ag nanoink patterns controlled by atmospheric-pressure plasma  

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Highly contrasting surface energies were induced on polyimide (PI) substrates using atmospheric-pressure plasma (APP) to allow precise printing of Ag electrodes that showed mitigated electrochemical migration (ECM). The substrate surface was made uniformly ... Keywords: Atmospheric-pressure plasma, Dendritic growth, Electrochemical migration (ECM), Inkjet printing, Silver nanoink

Kwang-Seok Kim; Young-Tae Kwon; Yong-Ho Choa; Seung-Boo Jung

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

80

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 (80–390 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. Geßner; K.-H. Gericke; S. Büttgenbach

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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81

Ultrahigh?Frequency Discharge in Atmospheric?Pressure Gas  

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A 2469 MHz discharge was generated at an open end of a coaxial waveguide through which atmospheric?pressure gas flowed. Argon served as a plasma?forming gas hydrogen and calcium as probe elements for the measurement of electron density and gas temperature respectively and sodium as a seed for increasing electron density. The density of excited hydrogen atoms the excitation temperature the electron density the ionizationtemperature and the gas temperature were measured at operating powers of 50 200 and 400 W. The plasma in the close vicinity of the electrode (0 to 0.5 mm from the terminus of the inner conductor) was not in the local thermal equilibrium at any power level investigated independently of the sodium seeding. At a distance between 1 and 3 mm from the electrode on the contrary the nonseeded plasma approached the local thermal equilibrium when the power was increased while the seeded plasma exhibited a deviation from the local thermal equilibrium. The deviation from the local thermal equilibrium in the nonseeded plasma can be interpreted to be due to inhomogeneity of the plasma. In the outer zone of the seeded plasma the excitation temperature was equal to the gas temperature but not to the ionizationtemperature. A separation of plasma components occurred which was depressed by the sodium seeding.

Seiichi Murayama

1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

82

Experimental evidence of chaotic behavior in atmospheric pressure arc discharge  

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Thermal plasma technology is already playing an important role in the production of new materials, in the destruction of toxic wastes, and in the development of safer and more efficient manufacturing and material processing applications. In free burning as well as in stabilized arc columns, the inherent movement of arc root results in fluctuation in arc voltage. A full knowledge and control over the arc root dynamics can effectively lengthen the life time, drastically improve performance and reliability in arc plasma devices. In this paper, the authors experimentally investigate the fluctuating voltage signals generated from an atmospheric pressure arc discharge produced in a hollow electrode plasma torch. For the first time, analysis of these signals reveal them to exhibit chaotic behavior. The present analysis is supported with real time behavior, phase portraits, power spectra and Lyapunov exponents. Dependence of system behavior on various control parameters is also investigated. This approach is interesting in the sense that it can lead to better understanding of physics for future researches on arc plasma jets and related devices.

Ghorui, S.; Sahasrabudhe, S.N.; Murthy, P.S.S.; Das, A.K.; Venkatramani, N.

2000-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

83

Novel AC and DC Non-Thermal Plasma Sources for Cold Surface Treatment of Polymer Films and Fabrics at Atmospheric Pressure  

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Novel types of non-thermal plasma sources at atmospheric pressure based on multi-pin DC (direct ... ofdischarges mentioned and output energy characteristics of new plasma sources as well as data on after-...

Yuri Akishev; Michail Grushin; Anatoly Napartovich…

2002-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

84

Room-Temperature Silicon Nitrides Prepared with Very High Rates (>50 nm/s) in Atmospheric-Pressure Very High-Frequency Plasma  

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We have investigated the structure and stability of SiN x ...films deposited with very high rates (>50 nm/s) in atmospheric-pressure (AP) He-based plasma excited by a 150 MHz ver...

Hiroaki Kakiuchi; Hiromasa Ohmi; Kei Nakamura…

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

85

Low-temperature atmospheric pressure argon plasma treatment and hybrid laser-plasma ablation of barite crown and heavy flint glass  

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We report on atmospheric pressure argon plasma-based surface treatment and hybrid laser-plasma ablation of barite crown glass N-BaK4 and heavy flint glass SF5. By pure plasma...

Gerhard, Christoph; Roux, Sophie; Brückner, Stephan; Wieneke, Stephan; Viöl, Wolfgang

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Diamond and Related Materials, 2 (1993) 661 666 661 Degenerate four-wave mixing diagnostics of atmospheric pressure  

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application of this new spectroscopic technique to an atmospheric pressure plasma synthesis reactor. DFWM synthesis at atmospheric pressure have been performed using an r.f. inductively coupled plasma torch [1 of atmospheric pressure diamond deposition T. G. Owano and C. H. Kruger Iti~'4h7~,mperatureGasdynamies Laboratory

Zare, Richard N.

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Augmented survival of Neisseria gonorrhoeae within biofilms: exposure to atmospheric pressure non-thermal plasmas  

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Bacteria embedded within biofilms present a challenge to surface decontamination by conventional means. Atmospheric pressure non-thermal plasma processes have emerged as a promising approach to overcoming this pr...

L. Xu; Y. Tu; Y. Yu; M. Tan; J. Li; H. Chen

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of atmospheric-pressure non-thermal plasma jets on enzyme solutions  

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In order to study the wide scope of structural information of biomolecules in the presence of biocompatible cold atmospheric pressure plasma jets (CAPJ), we used circular dichroism (CD) and fluorescence experi...

Pankaj Attri; Pannuru Venkatesu; Nagendra Kaushik…

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasmas as a novel candidate for preventive therapy of melanoma  

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Due to the increased ultraviolet radiation, the incidence of melanoma is increasing worldwide more than that of any other cancer. In this study, the effects of irradiation of non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasmas

Yasuhiro Omata; Machiko Iida; Ichiro Yajima…

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

Inactivation of Microorganisms in Model Biofilms by an Atmospheric Pressure Pulsed Non-thermal Plasma  

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Non-thermal plasma jet formed by self-running pulsed-periodical ... current spark generator (PPSG) was used for atmospheric pressure inactivation of microorganisms including biofilms. A ... the PPSG is a formatio...

Yuri Akishev; N. Trushkin; M. Grushin…

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

92

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…

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

Surface modification and aging effect of polysulfonamide yarns treated by atmospheric pressure plasma  

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The effect of atmospheric pressure plasma treatment on wettability and dyeability of polysulfonamide ... were investigated. The helium and helium/oxygen plasma-treated PSA yarns were stored for different...K/S......

C. X. Wang; J. C. Lv; D. W. Gao; G. L. Liu; L. M. Jin; J. H. Liu

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Chemistry of Methane Remediation by a Non?thermal Atmospheric Pressure Plasma  

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The destruction of methane by a non?thermal plasma in atmospheric pressure gas streams of nitrogen with variable ... determined by on?line FTIR spectroscopy and the plasma chemistry is interpreted using kinetic m...

Kirsty J. Pringle; J. Christopher Whitehead…

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface Nanostructuring of Polysulfone Membranes by Atmospheric Pressure Plasma-Induced Graft Polymerization (APPIGP).  

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??Surface nano-structuring of polysulfone (PSf) membrane surrogate surfaces was accomplished by grafting hydrophilic polymers, poly(methacrylic acid) (PMAA) and poly(acrylic acid) (PAA), using the atmospheric pressure… (more)

Kim, Soo Min

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

Spatial Characterization of the Atmospheric-Pressure Moderate-Power He Microwave-Induced Plasma  

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Three-dimensional emission profiles of several metallic and nonmetallic elements from a moderate-power (450 W) atmospheric-pressure helium microwave-induced plasma (He MIP) are...

Pak, Yong-Nam; Koirtyohann, S R

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric-pressure plasma treatment of ultra-high-molecular-weight polypropylene fabric  

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Effects of an atmospheric pressure surface discharge on a woven ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene fabric were studied. Our results show that the surface discharge can be used to achieve a higher long-ter...

J. Ráhel’; M. ?ernák; I. Hudec; A. Brablec; D. Trunec…

2000-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Differential laser absorption spectroscopy of uranium in an atmospheric pressure laser-induced plasma  

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A two-beam differential laser absorption technique is used to measure U238 absorption spectra with high signal-to-noise ratios in an atmospheric pressure laser-induced plasma....

Taylor, N R; Phillips, M C

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

Electrical Features of Radio-frequency, Atmospheric-pressure, Bare-metallic-electrode Glow Discharges  

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Radio-frequency (RF), atmospheric-pressure glow discharge (APGD) plasmas with bare metallic electrodes have promising prospects in the fields of plasma-aided etching, deposition, disinfection and sterilization, ....

He-Ping Li; Wen-Ting Sun; Hua-Bo Wang; Guo Li…

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decontamination of VX Surrogate Malathion by Atmospheric Pressure Radio-frequency Plasma Jet  

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Decontamination of the VX surrogate (malathion) by the atmospheric pressure radio-frequency plasma jet (APPJ) was investigated. Optical emission ... the neutral gas temperature. The effects of RF input power and ...

Wen-Chao Zhu; Bai-Rong Wang; Hai-Ling Xi…

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inactivation of microbes and macromolecules by atmospheric-pressure plasma jets  

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Plasma is ionized gas, which is found in ... be generated artificially. A variety of cold atmospheric-pressure plasmas are currently being investigated for their clinical ... reporting on the treatment of patient...

Jan-Wilm Lackmann; Julia Elisabeth Bandow

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Study of the specific features of pulsed-plasma generation in air at atmospheric pressure  

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The structural scheme and operational characteristics of a pulse-plasma device generating a pulsed plasma in air at atmospheric pressure are presented. The functional scheme and ... given. It is shown that the pu...

Ya. A. Chivel’; O. O. Kuznechik…

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Antistatic effect of atmospheric pressure glow discharge cold plasma treatment on textile substrates  

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Hydrophobic synthetic textile substrates, nylon and polyester fabrics, were continuously treated in an atmospheric-pressure-glow-discharge-cold-plasma reactor using He and air. The samples ... charge decay time. ...

Kartick Kumar Samanta; Manjeet Jassal; Ashwini K. Agrawal

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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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Functionalization of Cotton by In-Situ Reaction of Styrene in Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Zone  

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Cotton fabric was treated using styrene/helium glow plasma at the atmospheric pressure. After the treatment, the substrate ... and frequency, on fragmentation of styrene inside plasma zone was investigated using ...

Dambarudhar Parida; Manjeet Jassal…

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radial characterisation of the helium plasma produced by the axial injection torch (TIA) at atmospheric pressure  

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This work presents the radial characterisation of a helium plasma produced by the “Torch à Injection Axiale ... using a collisional-radiative model for helium at atmospheric pressure, the electronic density and e...

R. Álvarez; A. Rodero; M. C. Quintero

2000-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Water permeability of quarry stone superficially modified by plasma polymerization of hexamethyldisiloxane at atmospheric pressure  

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The surface of quarry stone was modified with a thin film of plasma-polymerized hexamethyldisiloxane (PPHMDSO) deposited at atmospheric pressure. The surface of the treated stone...3 and Si-CH3 bands characterist...

J. Antonio López-Barrea…

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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...

Björn Surowsky; Oliver Schlüter; Dietrich Knorr

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface free energy changes of stainless steel after one atmospheric pressure plasma treatment  

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Stainless steel plates (AISI 304L) were treated by an atmospheric pressure plasma treatment at room temperature in order to modify the surface properties. After plasma treatment, the surface wettability and the s...

Shen Tang; Oh-June Kwon; Na Lu; Ho-Suk Choi

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Attenuation of Electromagnetic Waves by a Plasma Layer at Atmospheric Pressure  

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Plasma layers at atmospheric pressure, are good broad band absorbers of ... have to be optimized. These are the plasma number density, and the thickness of the plasma layer. It is found that in order ... an effec...

Mounir Laroussi; William T. Anderson

1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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The Surface-Pressure Signature of Atmospheric Tides in Modern Climate Models  

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Although atmospheric tides driven by solar heating are readily detectable at the earth’s surface as variations in air pressure, their simulations in current coupled global climate models have not been fully examined. This ...

Covey, Curt

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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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Abstract The present study uses increased atmospheric pressure as an ethanol antagonist to test the hypothesis  

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Abstract The present study uses increased atmospheric pressure as an ethanol antagonist to test for ethanol. This was accomplished using behavioral and in vitro mea- sures to determine the effects of pressure on ethanol and other GABAergic drugs in C57BL/6 and LS mice. Be- haviorally, exposure to 12 times

Brinton, Roberta Diaz

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Gas breakdown in an atmospheric pressure radio-frequency capacitive plasma source  

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Gas breakdown is studied in an atmospheric pressure rf capacitive plasma source developed for materials applications. At a rf frequency of 13.56 MHz breakdown voltage is largely a function of the product of the pressure and the discharge gap spacing approximating the Paschen curve. However breakdown voltage varies substantially with rf frequency due to a change in the electron loss mechanism. A large increase in breakdown voltage is observed when argon oxygen or nitrogen is added to helium despite their lower ionization potential. Discussion is given for optimal breakdown conditions at atmospheric pressure.

Jaeyoung Park; I. Henins; H. W. Herrmann; G. S. Selwyn

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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Influence of Penning effect on the plasma features in a non-equilibrium atmospheric pressure plasma 2014 23:18:06 #12;Influence of Penning effect on the plasma features in a non-equilibrium atmospheric March 2014) Non-equilibrium atmospheric pressure plasma jet (APPJ) is a cold plasma source that promises

Zexian, Cao

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Synthesis of Ozone at Atmospheric Pressure by a Quenched Induction-Coupled Plasma Torch  

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The technical feasibility of using an induction-coupled plasma (ICP) torch to synthesize ozone at atmospheric pressure is explored. Ozone concentrations up to ~250 ppm were produced using a thermal plasma reactor system based on an ICP torch operating at 2.5 MHz and ~11 kVA with an argon/oxygen mixture as the plasma-forming gas. A gaseous oxygen quench formed ozone by rapid mixing of molecular oxygen with atomic oxygen produced by the torch. The ozone concentration in the reaction chamber was measured by Fourier Transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy over a wide range of experimental configurations. The geometry of the quench gas flow, the quench flow velocity, and the quench flow rate played important roles in determining the ozone concentration. The ozone concentration was sensitive to the torch RF power, but was insensitive to the torch gas flow rates. These observations are interpreted within the framework of a simple model of ozone synthesis.

A. Blutke; B.C. Stratton; D.R. Mikkelsen; J. Vavruska; R. Knight

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A large gap of radio frequency dielectric barrier atmospheric pressure glow discharge  

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A large gap was acquired between electrodes (up to 5.5 mm) of Ar atmospheric pressure glow discharge in radio frequency dielectric barrier discharge (rf-DBD). The discharge of Ar plasma was characterized by I-V curve and Lissajous plot, and the effective power of the discharge was calculated based on the measured Lissajous plot and found to be higher than 90% of the input power. To gain a thorough understanding of the mechanism, the rf-DBD with a single dielectric barrier layer operating in gamma mode glow discharge of N{sub 2} plasma was diagnosed in spatial resolution through optical emission spectroscopy. It was concluded that secondary electron emission might be responsible for the sustainable glow discharge in the large gap rf-DBD plasma.

Li, B.; Chen, Q.; Liu, Z. W. [Laboratory of Plasma Physics and Materials, Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication, Beijing 102600 (China)

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Production of atmospheric-pressure glow discharge in nitrogen using needle-array electrode  

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An atmospheric pressure glow discharge was generated using a needle-array electrode in nitrogen, and the voltage-current characteristics of the glow discharge were obtained in a range from 1 mA to 60 A. A pulsed high voltage with short rise time under 10 ns was employed to generate streamer discharges simultaneously at all needle tips. The large number of streamer discharges prevented the glow-to-arc transition caused by inhomogeneous thermalization. Semiconductor opening switch diodes were employed as an opening switch to shorten the rise time. The glow voltage was almost constant until the discharge current became 0.3 A, whereas the voltage increased with the current higher than 0.3 A. Electron density and temperature in a positive column of the glow discharge at 60 A were obtained to 1.4x10{sup 12} cm{sup -3} and 1.3 eV from calculation based on nitrogen swarm data.

Takaki, K.; Hosokawa, M.; Sasaki, T.; Mukaigawa, S.; Fujiwara, T. [Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Iwate University, 4-3-5 Ueda, Morioka, Iwate 020-8551 (Japan)

2005-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of a dual frequency atmospheric pressure corona plasma  

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Radio frequency mixing of 2 and 13.56 MHz was investigated by performing experimental measurements on the atmospheric pressurecoronaplasma. As a result of the dual frequency length current density and electron excitation temperature of the plasma were increased while the gas temperature was maintained at roughly the same level when compared to the respective single frequency plasmas. Moreover observation of time-resolvedimages revealed that the dual frequency plasma has a discharge mode of 2 MHz positive streamer 2 MHz negative glow and 13.56 MHz continuous glow.

Dan Bee Kim; S. Y. Moon; H. Jung; B. Gweon; Wonho Choe

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pool boiling heat transfer enhancement over cylindrical tubes with water at atmospheric pressure, Part I: Experimental results  

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Pool boiling heat transfer enhancement over cylindrical tubes with water at atmospheric pressure online 4 May 2013 Keywords: Pool boiling Heat transfer enhancement Open microchannels Cylindrical tube boiling heat transfer over enhanced cylindrical microchannel test surfaces with water at atmospheric

Kandlikar, Satish

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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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Characteristics of radio-frequency, atmospheric-pressure glow discharges with air using bare metal electrodes  

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In this letter, an induced gas discharge approach is proposed and described in detail for obtaining a uniform atmospheric-pressure glow discharge with air in a {gamma} mode using water-cooled, bare metal electrodes driven by radio-frequency (13.56 MHz) power supply. A preliminary study on the discharge characteristics of the air glow discharge is also presented in this study. With this induced gas discharge approach, radio-frequency, atmospheric-pressure glow discharges using bare metal electrodes with other gases which cannot be ignited directly as the plasma working gas, such as nitrogen, oxygen, etc., can also be obtained.

Wang Huabo; Sun Wenting; Li Heping; Bao Chengyu; Zhang Xiaozhang [Department of Engineering Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China)

2006-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric-pressure argon/oxygen plasma-discharge source with a stepped electrode  

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The nonequilibrium glow discharge in argon mixed with oxygen at atmospheric pressure was generated in a parallel plate reactor with a stepped electrode powered by a 13.56 MHz radio-frequency power supplier. The stepped-electrode reactor consists of a narrow and wide gap structure. A strong electric field occurred at the narrow gap region preionizes Ar/O{sub 2} gas and assists to generate a large volumetric plasma in the wide gap region. Therefore, the stepped-electrode reactor makes it easy to operate Ar/O{sub 2} glow discharge, providing a stable, uniform, and broad plasma jet at atmospheric pressure.

Lim, Jin-Pyo; Uhm, Han S.; Li Shouzhe [Department of Molecular Science and Technology, Ajou University, San 5 Wonchon-Dong, Youngtong-Gu, Suwon 443-749 (Korea, Republic of); State Key Laboratory of Materials Modification by Laser, Ion and Electron Beams and Department of Physics, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China)

2007-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

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The viscosity of liquids (a) Normal octanol at atmospheric pressure (b) An equipment for high pressures.  

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??Theories of Liquid Viscosity lead to equations giving the variation of the viscosity with temperature and pressure, but give poor agreement with experimental values, particularly… (more)

De Verteuil, Georges Francois

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric pressure plasma chemical vapor deposition system for high-rate deposition of functional materials  

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The atmospheric pressure plasmachemical vapor deposition(CVD) system has been developed to fabricate functional thin films at very high deposition rate. The atmospheric pressure plasma in which high-density radicals are created has been effectively used to depositthin films. Combination of the newly designed rotary electrode and the 150 MHz very high frequency power supply makes it possible not only to generate the high-density atmospheric pressure plasma but also to avoid ion bombardment against the film. By virtue of these noble characteristics of the system high quality films can be fabricated at an unprecedented high deposition rate. In order to demonstrate the effectiveness of the atmospheric pressure plasmaCVD system hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a- Si:H ) films were prepared in gas mixtures containing He H 2 and SiH 4 . The results showed that homogeneous a- Si:H films grew when substrates were heated at 200?°C. Extremely high deposition rate which was more than 100 times faster than that of the conventional low-pressure plasma CVD technique was realized.

Y. Mori; K. Yoshii; H. Kakiuchi; K. Yasutake

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric pressure plasma cleaning of contamination surfaces. 1997 mid-year progress report  

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'Goals of the project are to (1) identify the key physics and chemistry underlying the use of high pressure plasmas for etching removal of actinides and actinide surrogates; and (2) identify key surface reactions and plasma physics necessary for optimization of the atmospheric pressure plasma jet. Technical description of the work decommissioning of transuranic waste (TRU) into low-level radioactive waste (LLW) represents the largest cleanup cost associated with the nuclear weapons complex. This work is directed towards developing a low-cost plasma technology capable of converting TRU into LLW, based upon highly selective plasma etching of plutonium and other actinides from contaminated surfaces. In this way, only the actinide material is removed, leaving the surface less contaminated. The plasma etches actinide material by producing a volatile halide compound, which may be efficiently trapped using filters. To achieve practical, low-cost operation of a plasma capable of etching actinide materials, the authors have developed a y-mode, resonant-cavity, atmospheric pressure plasma jet (APPJ). In contrast to conventional, low pressure plasmas, the APPJ produces a purely-chemical effluent free of ions, and so achieves very high selectivity and produces negligible damage to the surface. Since the jet operates outside a chamber, many nuclear wastes may be treated including machinery, duct-work, concrete and other building materials. In some cases, it may be necessary to first remove paint from contaminated surfaces using a plasma selective for that surface, then to switch to the actinide etching chemistry for removal of actinide contamination. The goal of this work is to develop the underlying science required for maturation of this technology and to establish early version engineering prototypes. Accomplishments to Date The authors have made significant progress in this program. The work conducted jointly at Los Alamos and at UCLA. This has been facilitated by exchange of people, equipment and designs between the two locations. The study can be divided into three (3) components: (1) source design, operation and physics, (2) effluent characterization and analysis, (3) surface reactions and decontamination. Some of the key accomplishments in each area are noted.'

Selwyn, G.S. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (US); Hicks, R. [Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (US)

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Deposition of yttria-stabilized zirconia thermal barrier coatings by laser-assisted plasma coating at atmospheric pressure.  

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??This thesis details the design and construction of a microwave generation system, and a coaxial cylindrical plasma torch, where an atmospheric-pressure plasma (APP) can be… (more)

Ouyang, Zihao

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Keratinocyte and Hepatocyte Growth Proliferation and Adhesion to Helium and Helium/Oxygen Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Treated Polyethylene Terephthalate.  

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??To improve the surface properties of biomaterials, the effects of changes in surface chemistry and morphology of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) films treated with atmospheric pressure… (more)

Christie, Megan Allison

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Laser-rf creation and diagnostics of seeded atmospheric pressure air and nitrogen plasmas  

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A laser initiation and radio frequency (rf) sustainment technique has been developed and improved from our previous work to create and sustain large-volume high-pressure air and nitrogen plasmas. This technique utilizes a laser-initiated 15 mTorr partial pressure tetrakis (dimethylamino) ethylene seed plasma with a 75 Torr background gas pressure to achieve high-pressure air/nitrogen plasma breakdown and reduce the rf power requirement needed to sustain the plasma. Upon the laser plasma initiation the chamber pressure is raised to 760 Torr in 0.5 s through a pulsed gas valve and the end of the chamber is subsequently opened to the ambient air. The atmospheric-pressure plasma is then maintained with the 13.56 MHz rf power. Using this technique large-volume ( 1000 ? cm 3 ) high electron density (on the order of 10 11 – 12 ? cm ? 3 ) 760 Torr air and nitrogen plasmas have been created while rf power reflection is minimized during the entire plasma pulse utilizing a dynamic matching method. This plasma can project far away from the antenna region (30 cm) and the rf power budget is 5 ? W / cm 3 . Temporal evolution of the plasma electron density and total electron-neutral collision frequency during the pulsed plasma is diagnosed using millimeter waveinterferometry. Optical emission spectroscopy(OES) aided by SPECAIR a special OES simulation program for air-constituent plasmas is used to analyze the radiating species and thermodynamic characteristics of the plasma. Rotational and vibrational temperatures of 4400 – 4600 ± 100 ? K are obtained from the emission spectra from the N 2 ( 2 + ) and N 2 + ( 1 ? ) transitions by matching the experimental spectrum results with the SPECAIR simulation results. Based on the relation between the electron collision frequency and the neutral density utilizing millimeter waveinterferometry the electron temperature of the 760 Torr nitrogen plasma is found to be 8700 ± 100 ? K ( 0.75 ± 0.1 ? eV ) . Therefore the plasma deviates significantly from local thermal equilibrium.

Siqi Luo; C. Mark Denning; John E. Scharer

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Laser-rf creation and diagnostics of seeded atmospheric pressure air and nitrogen plasmas  

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A laser initiation and radio frequency (rf) sustainment technique has been developed and improved from our previous work to create and sustain large-volume, high-pressure air and nitrogen plasmas. This technique utilizes a laser-initiated, 15 mTorr partial pressure tetrakis (dimethylamino) ethylene seed plasma with a 75 Torr background gas pressure to achieve high-pressure air/nitrogen plasma breakdown and reduce the rf power requirement needed to sustain the plasma. Upon the laser plasma initiation, the chamber pressure is raised to 760 Torr in 0.5 s through a pulsed gas valve, and the end of the chamber is subsequently opened to the ambient air. The atmospheric-pressure plasma is then maintained with the 13.56 MHz rf power. Using this technique, large-volume (1000 cm{sup 3}), high electron density (on the order of 10{sup 11-12} cm{sup -3}), 760 Torr air and nitrogen plasmas have been created while rf power reflection is minimized during the entire plasma pulse utilizing a dynamic matching method. This plasma can project far away from the antenna region (30 cm), and the rf power budget is 5 W/cm{sup 3}. Temporal evolution of the plasma electron density and total electron-neutral collision frequency during the pulsed plasma is diagnosed using millimeter wave interferometry. Optical emission spectroscopy (OES) aided by SPECAIR, a special OES simulation program for air-constituent plasmas, is used to analyze the radiating species and thermodynamic characteristics of the plasma. Rotational and vibrational temperatures of 4400-4600{+-}100 K are obtained from the emission spectra from the N{sub 2}(2+) and N{sub 2}{sup +}(1-) transitions by matching the experimental spectrum results with the SPECAIR simulation results. Based on the relation between the electron collision frequency and the neutral density, utilizing millimeter wave interferometry, the electron temperature of the 760 Torr nitrogen plasma is found to be 8700{+-}100 K (0.75{+-}0.1 eV). Therefore, the plasma deviates significantly from local thermal equilibrium.

Luo Siqi; Denning, C. Mark; Scharer, John E. [Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin--Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53705 (United States)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Modification of Glassy Carbon Surfaces by an Atmospheric Pressure Cold Plasma H. Mortensen 1  

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Modification of Glassy Carbon Surfaces by an Atmospheric Pressure Cold Plasma Torch H. Mortensen 1. Bindslev 1 1 Optics and Plasma Research Department, 2 Danish Polymer Centre, 3 Materials Research/FAX: +45-4677-4532/+45-4677-4565. E-mail: henrik.junge.mortensen@risoe.dk Plasma treatment of glassy carbon

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Relation between plasma plume density and gas flow velocity in atmospheric pressure plasma  

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We have studied atmospheric pressure plasma generated using a quartz tube, helium gas, and copper foil electrode by applying RF high voltage. The atmospheric pressure plasma in the form of a bullet is released as a plume into the atmosphere. To study the properties of the plasma plume, the plasma plume current is estimated from the difference in currents on the circuit, and the drift velocity is measured using a photodetector. The relation of the plasma plume density n{sub plu}, which is estimated from the current and the drift velocity, and the gas flow velocity v{sub gas} is examined. It is found that the dependence of the density on the gas flow velocity has relations of n{sub plu} ? log(v{sub gas}). However, the plasma plume density in the laminar flow is higher than that in the turbulent flow. Consequently, in the laminar flow, the density increases with increasing the gas flow velocity.

Yambe, Kiyoyuki; Taka, Shogo; Ogura, Kazuo [Graduate School of Science and Technology, Niigata University, Niigata 950-2181 (Japan)] [Graduate School of Science and Technology, Niigata University, Niigata 950-2181 (Japan)

2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling of atmospheric-pressure plasma columns sustained by surface waves  

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A self-consistent two-dimensional fluid-plasma model coupled to Maxwell’s equations is presented for argon discharges sustained at atmospheric pressure by the propagation of an electromagnetic surface wave. The numerical simulation provides the full axial and radial structure of the surface-wave plasma column and the distribution of the electromagnetic fields for given discharge operating conditions. To describe the contraction phenomenon, a characteristic feature of high-pressure discharges, we consider the kinetics of argon molecular ions in the charged-particle balance. An original feature of the model is to take into account the gas flow by solving self-consistently the mass, momentum, and energy balance equations for neutral particles. Accounting for the gas flow explains reported discrepancies between measured and calculated plasma parameters when assuming the local axial uniformity approximation. In contrast to the low-pressure case, the latter approximation is shown to be of limited validity at atmospheric pressure. The gas temperature is found to be a key parameter in modeling surface-wave discharges sustained at atmospheric pressure. It determines the radial and the axial structure of the plasma column. The calculated plasma parameters and wave propagation characteristics using the present two-dimensional fluid model are in good agreement with our set of experimental data.

Y. Kabouzi; D. B. Graves; E. Castaños-Martínez; M. Moisan

2007-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamics of plasma expansion and shockwave formation in femtosecond laser-ablated aluminum plumes in argon gas at atmospheric pressures  

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plasma expansion into a background gas at atmospheric pressure is cru- cial for many engineeringDynamics of plasma expansion and shockwave formation in femtosecond laser-ablated aluminum plumes in argon gas at atmospheric pressures Alexander Miloshevsky, Sivanandan S. Harilal, Gennady Miloshevsky

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Sulfur capture by oil shale ashes under atmospheric and pressurized FBC conditions  

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When oil shale contains large quantities of limestone, a significant auto-absorption of sulfur is possible under suitable conditions. The sulfur capture by oil shale ashes has been studied using a pressurized thermogravimetric apparatus. The chosen experimental conditions were typical for atmospheric and pressurized fluidized bed combustion. The Ca/S molar ratios in the two oil shales studied were 8 (Estonian) and 10 (Israeli). The samples were first burned in a gas atmosphere containing O{sub 2} and N{sub 2} (and CO{sub 2} if pressurized). After the combustion step, SO{sub 2} was added and sulfation started. The results with the oil shales were compared to those obtained with an oil shale cyclone ash from the Narva power plant in Estonia. In general, the results from the sulfur capture experiments under both atmospheric and pressurized conditions showed that the oil shale cannot only capture its own sulfur but also significant amounts of additional sulfur of another fuel if the fuels are mixed together. For example from the runs at atmospheric pressure, the conversion of CaO to CaSO{sub 4} was about 70% for Israeli oil shale and about 55% for Estonian oil shale (850 C). For the cyclone ash the corresponding conversion was about 20%. In comparison it could be mentioned that under the same conditions the conversions of natural limestones are about 30%. The reason the cyclone ash was a poor sulfur absorbent was probably due to its temperature history. In Narva the oil shale was burned at a significantly higher temperature (1,400 C) than was used in the experiments (750 C and 850 C). This caused the ash to sinter and the reactive surface area of the cyclone ash was therefore decreased.

Yrjas, K.P.; Hupa, M. [Aabo Akademi Univ., Turku (Finland). Dept. of Chemical Engineering; Kuelaots, I.; Ots, A. [Tallinn Technical Univ. (Estonia). Thermal Engineering Dept.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Langmuir probe diagnostics of an atmospheric pressure, vortex–stabilized nitrogen plasma jet  

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Langmuir probemeasurements in an atmospheric pressure direct current (dc) plasma jet are reported. Sweeping probes were used. The experiment was carried out using a dc non–transferred arc torch with a rod–type cathode and an anode of 5?mm diameter. The torch was operated at a nominal power level of 15?kW with a nitrogen flow rate of 25 Nl min?1. A flat ion saturation region was found in the current–voltage curve of the probe. The ion saturation current to a cylindrical probe in a high–pressure non local thermal equilibrium (LTE)plasma was modeled. Thermal effects and ionization/recombination processes inside the probe perturbed region were taken into account. Averaged radial profiles of the electron and heavy particle temperatures as well as the electron density were obtained. An electron temperature around 11?000?K a heavy particle temperature around 9500?K and an electron density of about 4?×?1022?m?3 were found at the jet centre at 3.5?mm downstream from the torch exit. Large deviations from kinetic equilibrium were found throughout the plasma jet. The electron and heavy particle temperature profiles showed good agreement with those reported in the literature by using spectroscopic techniques. It was also found that the temperature radial profile based on LTE was very close to that of the electrons. The calculations have shown that this method is particularly useful for studying spraying–type plasma jets characterized by electron temperatures in the range 9000–14 000?K.

L. Prevosto; H. Kelly; B. R. Mancinelli

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One-step fabrication of tetragonal ZrO2 particles by atmospheric pressure plasma jet  

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Abstract A novel atmospheric pressure plasma jet (APPJ) was applied to prepare the tetragonal zirconia particles via a solution of zirconyl (IV) nitrate hydrate (ZrO(NO3)2?xH2O) as the precursor. The samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The microstructure of zirconia was found to be an assembly of spherical particles with a tetragonal structure. The chemical composition of prepared zirconia particles was analyzed by XPS quantification study with an atomic ratio of O/Zr of 2.03 without nitrate residues. The results based on the one-particle-per-drop mechanism in an APPJ system also showed that the synthesis of tetragonal zirconia particles could be effectively achieved in one-step fabrication without the need for additional stabilizers or annealing process. Meanwhile, APPJ system has a great potential to be a cost-effective and time-saving process for particle production as compared to the wet chemical processes.

Yu-Ming Su; Yu-Lin Kuo; Chun-Ming Lin; Sun-Fen Lee

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Control of radio-frequency atmospheric pressure argon plasma characteristics by helium gas mixing  

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The control of plasma characteristics is one of the important issues in many atmospheric pressure plasma applications. In order to accomplish this control, a feasibility study was performed by investigating the role of helium gas in an argon glow plasma that were produced in ambient air by 13.56 MHz radio-frequency power. Optical emission spectroscopy was used to measure rotational temperature and emission spectra acquired between 300 and 840 nm. Based on electrical and optical measurements, parameters such as gas temperature, breakdown voltage, power coupling efficiency, spatial uniformity of rotational temperature, and the sum of the emission intensity were controlled by varying the argon and helium gas mixing ratio. The addition of helium gas (from 0 to 10 lpm) to the argon flow (of 10 lpm) lowered the breakdown voltage (from 430 to 300 V{sub pk}) and the rotational temperature (from 465 to 360 K). However, an excessive addition of helium resulted in a reduction of the spatial uniformity and efficiency of power coupling. When the ratio of helium to argon flow was between 0.3 and 0.5, a high spatial uniformity with a relatively low gas temperature and breakdown voltage was achieved. This suggests that mixing of the supply gas is a useful way of controlling the plasma characteristics that may be utilized for applications with specific required discharge conditions.

Moon, Se Youn; Han, Jewoo; Choe, W. [Department of Physics, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 373-1 Guseong-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of)

2006-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Cold microplasma plume produced by a compact and flexible generator at atmospheric pressure  

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In this letter, we report a cold microplasma generator at atmospheric pressure excited at 1 kHz in a pin to hole-electrode configuration by using soft materials partly. A nitrogen plasma plume with a length of more than 5 cm can be produced at low electrical power of 0.7 W without high feed gas pressure. The generator exhibits a compact structure with flexible property, which is suitable for treating thermally sensitive materials and biomedical materials, especially for delicate objects in an irregular confined space. Optical emission spectroscopy is used to spatially identify excited species in plasma plume.

Ni, T. L.; Ding, F.; Zhu, X. D.; Wen, X. H.; Zhou, H. Y. [CAS Key Laboratory of Basic Plasma Physics, Department of Modern Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (China)

2008-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

142

Atmospheric pressure spatial atomic layer deposition web coating with in situ monitoring of film thickness  

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Spectral reflectometry was implemented as a method for in situ thickness monitoring in a spatial atomic layer deposition (ALD) system. Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} films were grown on a moving polymer web substrate at 100?°C using an atmospheric pressure ALD web coating system, with film growth of 0.11–0.13?nm/cycle. The modular coating head design and the in situ monitoring allowed for the characterization and optimization of the trimethylaluminum and water precursor exposures, purge flows, and web speed. A thickness uniformity of ±2% was achieved across the web. ALD cycle times as low as 76?ms were demonstrated with a web speed of 1?m/s and a vertical gap height of 0.5?mm. This atmospheric pressure ALD system with in situ process control demonstrates the feasibility of low-cost, high throughput roll-to-roll ALD.

Yersak, Alexander S.; Lee, Yung C. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1045 Regent Drive, 422 UCB, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0422 (United States); Spencer, Joseph A.; Groner, Markus D., E-mail: mgroner@aldnanosolutions.com [ALD NanoSolutions, Inc., 580 Burbank Street, Unit 100, Broomfield, Colorado 80020 (United States)

2014-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

143

Discharge characteristics of atmospheric-pressure radio-frequency glow discharges with argon/nitrogen  

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In this letter, atmospheric-pressure glow discharges in {gamma} mode with argon/nitrogen as the plasma-forming gas using water-cooled, bare copper electrodes driven by radio-frequency power supply at 13.56 MHz are achieved. The preliminary studies on the discharge characteristics show that, induced by the {alpha}-{gamma} coexisting mode or {gamma} mode discharge of argon, argon-nitrogen mixture with any mixing ratios, even pure nitrogen, can be employed to generate the stable {gamma} mode radio-frequency, atmospheric-pressure glow discharges and the discharge voltage rises with increasing the fraction of nitrogen in the argon-nitrogen mixture for a constant total gas flow rate.

Wang Huabo; Sun Wenting; Li Heping; Bao Chengyu; Gao Xing; Luo Huiying [Department of Engineering Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Capital University of Medical Sciences, Beijing 100069 (China); Beijing Center for Diseases Control and Prevention, Beijing 100013 (China)

2006-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

144

Polygeneration of Liquid Fuels and Electricity by the Atmospheric Pressure Hybrid Solar Gasification of Coal  

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(16, 17, 29, 30) The technical viability of the atmospheric pressure, windowed solar vortex reactor to gasify petroleum coke (petcoke) has been demonstrated on a small scale,(16, 29, 31) and a 300 kW pilot scale reactor has also been tested successfully. ... Inputs to the reactor were the model coal (as discussed above), nitrogen used for the carrier gas for the coal feed, steam used as a gasifying agent, and oxygen that is needed when ? gas turbine for electricity generation. ...

Ashok A. Kaniyal; Philip J. van Eyk; Graham J. Nathan; Peter J. Ashman; Jonathan J. Pincus

2013-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

145

On the Use of Atmospheric Pressure Plasma for the Bio-Decontamination of Polymers and Its Impact on Their Chemical and Morphological Surface Properties  

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Low temperature atmospheric pressure plasma processes can be applied to inactivate micro-...2 plasma of an atmospheric pressure plasma jet leads to an inactivation of Bacillus atrophaeus...spores with a maximum r...

K. Fricke; H. Tresp; R. Bussiahn; K. Schröder…

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Comparative study on the atmospheric pressure plasma jets of helium and Xian-Jun Shao, Nan Jiang, Guan-Jun Zhang, and Ze-xian Cao  

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Comparative study on the atmospheric pressure plasma jets of helium and argon Xian-Jun Shao, Nan spectroscopy characterization of gaseous atmospheric pressure plasmas with 2 mm spatial resolution Rev. Sci study on the atmospheric pressure plasma jets of helium and argon Xian-Jun Shao,1 Nan Jiang,2 Guan

Zexian, Cao

147

A Validated Liquid Chromatography-Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionization-Tandem Mass Spectrometry Method for Quantitation of Cocaine and Benzoylecgonine in Human Plasma  

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......Chromatography-Atmospheric Pressure Chemical...Benzoylecgonine in Human Plasma Shen-Nan Lin 1...chromatography-atmospheric pressure chemical...benzoylecgonine in human plasma. | In order to...ValidatedLiquidChromatography-Atmospheric PressureChemicalIonization...benzoylecgonine in human plasma.Cocaine-dsand......

Shen-Nan Lin; David E. Moody; George E. Bigelow; Rodger L. Foltz

2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Generation of non-thermal plasma at atmospheric pressure in hetero-phase media of air with water aerosol  

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The results of experimental investigations on non-thermal plasma generation using of high-voltage discharge in hetero-phase media of airflow at atmospheric pressure with liquid aerosol are presented in...B. subti...

Yu. S. Akishev; G. I. Aponin; M. E. Grushin…

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

E. coli, P. aeruginosa, and B. cereus Bacteria Sterilization Using Afterglow of Non-Thermal Plasma at Atmospheric Pressure  

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We developed and employed a new geometrical structure of dielectric barrier discharge in atmospheric pressure for bacterial broad spectrum sterilization. We utilized a plasma source having an AC power supply at.....

Farshad Sohbatzadeh; Abasalt Hosseinzadeh Colagar…

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Atmospheric Pressure RF (13.56 MHz) Glow Discharge: Characterization and Application to “In Line” Waste Water Treatment  

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In this work the results obtained from the experimental study of an Atmospheric Pressure Glow Discharge (APGD) appear, generated in Helium (He) and dry air mixture by using a radio frequency (RF 13.56 MHz) pow...

Jaime B. Castro; Marlon H. Guerra-Mutis…

2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

The growth characteristics of microcrystalline Si thin film deposited by atmospheric pressure plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition  

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Microcrystalline silicon thin film was grown by atmospheric pressure plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (AP-PECVD) ... with a cylindrical rotary electrode supplied with 150 MHz very-high-frequency power. T...

Jung-Dae Kwon

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Excitation frequency effects on atmospheric-pressure helium RF microplasmas: plasma density, electron energy and plasma impedance  

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...The effects of the driving RF frequency on the properties of low temperature atmospheric pressure helium microplasmas are discussed in light...?...m microdischarge driven at constant input power with a 10 MHz–...

K. McKay; F. Iza; M. G. Kong

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Atmospheric-Pressure Cold Plasma for Preparation of High Performance Pt/TiO2 Photocatalyst and Its Mechanism  

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Atmospheric-pressure dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) cold plasma was employed to fabricate Pt/TiO2 photocatalyst using the mixture of Ar and H2 as working gas. X-ray photoelectron microscopy (XPS) and transmis...

Lanbo Di; Xiuling Zhang; Zhijian Xu; Kai Wang

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Near-surface modification of optical properties of fused silica by low-temperature hydrogenous atmospheric pressure plasma  

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In this Letter, we report on the near-surface modification of fused silica by applying a hydrogenous atmospheric pressure plasma jet at ambient temperature. A significant decrease in...

Gerhard, Christoph; Tasche, Daniel; Brückner, Stephan; Wieneke, Stephan; Viöl, Wolfgang

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Generation of Teflon-like layers on cellophane surfaces under atmospheric pressure non-equilibrium SF6-plasma environments  

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In this contribution a novel atmospheric pressure SF6–cold–plasma method is suggested for the conversion of... x , (x< 6 ) species generated in the discharge for oxygen extractio...

L. E. Cruz-Barba; S. Manolache; F. Denes

2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

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

157

Influence of energy contributions to a high-voltage atmospheric-pressure discharge on the efficiency of conversion of ethanol  

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The results of experimental investigations of the conversion of ethanol in a high-voltage atmospheric-pressure discharge have been presented. The influence of the energy parameters of the discharge on the yield a...

S. A. Zhdanok; A. V. Krauklis; P. P. Samtsov…

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Silicon film formation by chemical transport in atmospheric-pressure pure hydrogen plasma  

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To prepare polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) films at low temperatures ( atmospheric-pressure pure hydrogen plasma called the atmospheric-pressure enhanced chemical transport method. In this method high-pressure ( 200 – 760 Torr ) stable glow plasma of pure hydrogen was generated by a 150 MHz very high frequency power between the two parallel electrodes less than 2 mm apart. One of the electrodes is composed of the cooled Si solidsource and the other the heated substrate ( 200 – 400 ° C ) . According to the temperature dependence of hydrogen etching rate of Si Si H x species are mainly generated at the cooled Si solidsource by hydrogen atoms. These species are again decomposed in the plasma transported to the substrate to form Si films. In the present experiments on poly-Si film formation a high deposition rate of 300 nm ? min was achieved at 400 ° C and nearly ideal utilization efficiencies ( > 93 % ) of Si solidsource was realized in every condition. Si grains formed on a (001) Si substrate revealed anisotropic morphology elongated along ?110? directions and most of them had columnar structures epitaxially grown to the thickness of 2 ? m even at 200 ° C .

Hiromasa Ohmi; Hiroaki Kakiuchi; Yoshinori Hamaoka; Kiyoshi Yasutake

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Numerical study on microwave-sustained argon discharge under atmospheric pressure  

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A numerical study on microwave sustained argon discharge under atmospheric pressure is reported in this paper. The purpose of this study is to investigate both the process and effects of the conditions of microwave-excited gas discharge under atmospheric pressure, thereby aiding improvements in the design of the discharge system, setting the appropriate working time, and controlling the operating conditions. A 3D model is presented, which includes the physical processes of electromagnetic wave propagation, electron transport, heavy species transport, gas flow, and heat transfer. The results can be obtained by means of the fluid approximation. The maxima of the electron density and gas temperature are 4.96?×?10{sup 18} m{sup ?3} and 2514.8?K, respectively, and the gas pressure remains almost unchanged for typical operating conditions with a gas flow rate of 20 l/min, microwave power of 1000 W, and initial temperature of 473?K. In addition, the conditions (microwave power, gas flow rate, and initial temperature) of discharge are varied to obtain deeper information about the electron density and gas temperature. The results of our numerical study are valid and clearly describe both the physical process and effects of the conditions of microwave-excited argon discharge.

Yang, Y.; Hua, W., E-mail: huaw@scu.edu.cn; Guo, S. Y. [School of Electronics and Information Engineering, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065 (China)] [School of Electronics and Information Engineering, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065 (China)

2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

160

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 plasma–cell 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 plasma–immune 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 1–48 h 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 1 h after plasma treatment and that of ICAM-1+ and LFA-1?+T-cells only after 4 h. 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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161

Deposition of vertically oriented carbon nanofibers in atmospheric pressure radio frequency discharge  

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Deposition of vertically oriented carbon nanofibers (CNFs) has been studied in an atmospheric pressure radio frequency discharge without dielectric barrier covering the metallic electrodes. When the frequency is sufficiently high so that ions reside in the gap for more than one rf cycle ('trapped ions'), the operating voltage decreases remarkably and the transition from a uniform glow discharge to an arc discharge is suppressed even without dielectric barriers. More importantly, the trapped ions are able to build up a cathodic ion sheath. A large potential drop is created in the sheath between the bulk plasma and the electrode, which is essential for aligning growing CNFs. At the same time, the damage to CNFs due to ion bombardment can be minimized at atmospheric pressure. The primary interest of the present work is in identifying the cathodic ion sheath and investigating how it influences the alignment of growing CNFs in atmospheric pressure plasma-enhanced chemical-vapor deposition. Spectral emission profiles of He (706 nm), H{alpha} (656 nm), and CH (432 nm) clearly showed that a dark space is formed between the cathode layer and the heated bottom electrode. However, increasing the rf power induced the transition to a nonuniform {gamma}-mode discharge which creates intense plasma spots in the dark space. Aligned CNFs can be grown at moderate input power during the initial stage of the deposition process. Catalyst particles were heavily contaminated by precipitated carbon in less than 5 min. Alignment deteriorates as CNFs grow and deposition was virtually terminated by the deactivation of catalyst particles.

Nozaki, Tomohiro; Goto, Tomoya; Okazaki, Ken; Ohnishi, Kuma; Mangolini, Lorenzo; Heberlein, Joachim; Kortshagen, Uwe [Department of Mechanical and Control Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1 O-okayama, Meguro Tokyo 1528552 (Japan); Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455 (United States)

2006-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

162

Cellular and molecular responses of Neurospora crassa to non-thermal plasma at atmospheric pressure  

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Filamentous fungi have been rarely explored in terms of plasma treatments. This letter presents the cellular and molecular responses of the filamentous fungus Neurospora crassa to an argon plasma jet at atmospheric pressure. The viability and cell morphology of N. crassaspores exposed to plasma were both significantly reduced depending on the exposure time when treated in water. The intracellular genomicDNA content was dramatically reduced in fungal tissues after a plasma treatment and the transcription factor tah-3 was found to be required for fungal tolerance to a harsh plasma environment.

Gyungsoon Park; Young H. Ryu; Young J. Hong; Eun H. Choi; Han S. Uhm

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Chemical filters by non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasmas for reactive fields  

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Non-thermal plasmas in electrode configurations are designed in this study and investigated at atmospheric pressure for generation of reactive fields. A combination of insulated wire electrodes and bare metal wire electrodes makes it possible to obtain a filter-like assembly of microplasmas, even in ambient air or in aqueous solutions. Oxidation and reduction fields are obtained by controlling the gas supply of hydrogen, oxygen, and water vapor, and these fields benefit various functional processes such as recycling CO2, decomposing organic molecules, and increasing the work function on metal surfaces.

Osamu Sakai; Tadasuke Morita; Yoshihiko Ueda; Noriaki Sano; Kunihide Tachibana

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Generation of pulse-modulated induction thermal plasma at atmospheric pressure  

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The radio frequency induction thermal plasma of sufficiently high electric power for materials processing has been successfully generated with a pulsemodulated operating condition. A solid-stateamplifier which supplies the electric power with a nominal frequency of 1 MHz was employed for the pulsing plasma generation. The Ar–H 2 plasma was generated at a high power level of 17 kW at atmospheric pressure. Typically the plasma remained stable until the pulse duty factor went down to 30% when the period of the high power level was 5 ms and the low power level was about 6 kW.

Takamasa Ishigaki; Xiaobao Fan; Tadahiro Sakuta; Toshiyuki Banjo; Yukihito Shibuya

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Properties of dielectric-barrier-free atmospheric pressure microplasma driven by submicrosecond dc pulse voltage  

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Atmospheric pressure microplasma driven by dc pulse is developed. This device has a simple structure comprised of a flowing helium (He) feed gas and dielectric-free metal electrodes without an external current limiting resistor. It is shown that a stable glow mode plasma can be sustained without arc runaway by limiting the voltage pulse width to shorter than 300 ns. The properties of the device are reported in terms of discharge current waveforms, rotational temperature of N{sub 2}{sup +}, and spatiotemporally resolved optical emission characteristics.

Ha, Chang-Seung; Choi, Joon-Young; Kim, Dong-Hyun; Park, Chung-Hoo; Lee, Hae June; Lee, Ho-Jun [Department of Electrical Engineering, Pusan National University, Busan 609-735 (Korea, Republic of)

2009-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

166

Spectroscopic study of a long high-electron-density argon plasma column generated at atmospheric pressure  

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A stable plasma column is generated in a quartz tube using a pair of hollow electrodes driven by a sinusoidal power supply of 45 kHz at atmospheric pressure in argon. Two distinct operating modes (low-current and high-current modes) are identified through observing its discharge phenomena, measuring its electrical characteristics, and determining the gas temperatures by spectroscopic diagnosis of Q branch of UV OH spectrum. The electron density in the high-current mode is diagnosed by Stark broadening and is found to be two orders higher than that in low-current mode.

Li Shouzhe; Huang Wentong; Wang Dezhen [Key Laboratory of Materials Modification by Laser, Ion and Electron Beams (Dalian University of Technology), Ministry of Education, and School of Physics and Optoelectronic Technology, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116023 (China)

2010-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

167

Absolute atomic oxygen density profiles in the discharge core of a microscale atmospheric pressure plasma jet  

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The micro atmospheric pressure plasma jet is an rf driven (13.56 MHz ? 20 ? W ) capacitively coupled discharge producing a homogeneous plasma at ambient pressure when fed with a gas flow of helium (1.4 slm) containing small admixtures of oxygen ( ? 0.5 % ) . The design provides excellent optical access to the plasma core. Ground state atomic oxygen densities up to 3 × 10 16 ? cm ? 3 are measured spatially resolved in the discharge core by absolutely calibrated two-photon absorption laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy. The atomic oxygen density builds up over the first 8 mm of the discharge channel before saturating at a maximum level. The absolute value increases linearly with applied power.

Nikolas Knake; Kari Niemi; Stephan Reuter; Volker Schulz-von der Gathen; Jörg Winter

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Highly efficient oxidation of silicon at low temperatures using atmospheric pressure plasma  

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Silicon oxide ( Si O 2 ) layers were formed with initial oxidation rates in the range of 6.2 – 14.1 nm ? min in the temperature range of 150 – 400 ° C by oxidizing Si(001) wafers. Such a high-rate and low-temperature oxidation was realized by using a stable glow He ? O 2 plasma excited at atmospheric pressure by a 150 MHz very high-frequency power. Increasing the temperature led to both the higher oxidation rate and the better quality of Si O 2 and Si O 2 ? Si interface. The oxidation at 400 ° C showed an interface trap density of 6.2 × 10 10 eV ? 1 cm ? 2 which is considerably lower than that in a radical oxidation process using low-pressure He ? O 2 plasma at the same temperature.

Hiroaki Kakiuchi; Hiromasa Ohmi; Makoto Harada; Heiji Watanabe; Kiyoshi Yasutake

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Highly efficient oxidation of silicon at low temperatures using atmospheric pressure plasma  

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Silicon oxide (SiO{sub 2}) layers were formed with initial oxidation rates in the range of 6.2-14.1 nm/min in the temperature range of 150-400 deg. C by oxidizing Si(001) wafers. Such a high-rate and low-temperature oxidation was realized by using a stable glow He/O{sub 2} plasma excited at atmospheric pressure by a 150 MHz very high-frequency power. Increasing the temperature led to both the higher oxidation rate and the better quality of SiO{sub 2} and SiO{sub 2}/Si interface. The oxidation at 400 deg. C showed an interface trap density of 6.2x10{sup 10} eV{sup -1} cm{sup -2}, which is considerably lower than that in a radical oxidation process using low-pressure He/O{sub 2} plasma at the same temperature.

Kakiuchi, Hiroaki; Ohmi, Hiromasa; Harada, Makoto; Watanabe, Heiji; Yasutake, Kiyoshi [Department of Precision Science and Technology, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamada-oka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan)

2007-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

170

Formation and characterization of hydrophobic glass surface treated by atmospheric pressure He/CH4 plasma  

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Atmospheric pressure helium plasmas generated in the open air by 13.56?MHz rf power were applied for the glass surface wettability modification. The plasma gas temperature measured by the spectroscopic method was under 400?K which is low enough to treat the samples without thermal damages. The hydrophobicity of the samples determined by the water droplet contact angle method was dependent on the methane gas content and the plasma exposure time. Adding the methane gas by a small amount of 0.25% the contact angle was remarkably increased from 10° to 83° after the 10 s plasma treatment. From the analysis of the treated surface and the plasma it was shown that the deposition of alkane functional groups such as C-H stretch CH2 bend and CH3 bend was one of the contributing factors for the hydrophobicity development. In addition the hydrophobic properties lasted over 2 months even after the single treatment. From the results the atmospheric pressure plasma treatment promises the fast and low-cost method for the thermally-weak surface modification.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Atmospheric-pressure plasma cleaning of contaminated surfaces. 1998 annual progress report  

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'The object of this research program is to develop an atmospheric-pressure plasma jet for converting transuranic wastes (TRUs) into low-level radioactive wastes (LLWs). This plasma process will be used to efficiently decontaminate a wide range of structures and equipment. This report summarizes work after 1 year and 9 months of a 3-year project. A picture of the atmospheric-pressure plasma jet is shown in Fig. 1. This new plasma source consists of two concentric electrodes through which a mixture of helium and reactive gases flow. The plasma is ignited by applying 13.56 MHz RF power to the inner electrode. The characteristics of this discharge are different from other atmospheric-pressure plasmas, such as transferred arcs, torches, coronas and silent discharges. Shown in Fig. 2 is the current-voltage curve for the plasma jet. Spark breakdown occurs at 0.01 A, and is proceeded by a normal glow region, in which the voltage remains constant with increasing current, and an abnormal glow region, in which the voltage increases rapidly with current. At about 1.0 A and 225 V, the plasma begins to arc. The normal glow region is rarely observed in atmospheric pressure plasmas. They usually proceed directly from spark breakdown to arcing. The trend shown in the figure indicates that the plasma jet is stable over a wide range of operating conditions. The distribution of reactive species in a plasma jet, containing oxygen and helium, has been characterized by Langmuir probe measurements, optical emission spectroscopy, and ultraviolet absorption spectroscopy. The charged particle density ranges from about 5 x 10{sup 11} cm{sup -3} inside the plasma to 1 x 10{sup 10} cm{sup -3} in the jet exit. The concentration of metastable oxygen molecules (a 1 Dg and b 1 Sg{sup +} ) is estimated to be between 10{sup 12} to 10{sup 13} cm{sup -3} . By contrast, the ozone concentration increases from about 5 x 10{sup 14} cm{sup -3} inside the plasma to 1 x 10{sup 16} cm{sup -3} in the effluent. The ozone molecules are produced by the reaction of O atoms with O{sub 2} molecules: O + O{sub 2} + M a O{sub 3} + M. To generate the amount of ozone observed, the O atom concentration in the plasma must be near 1 x 10{sup 16} cm{sup -3}, or about 10% of the oxygen fed. These results are quite unexpected, because most non-equilibrium, low-temperature plasmas achieve a much lower degree of dissociation. The etching of actinide metals has been simulated by using tantalum as a surrogate material. Tantalum etching rates of up to 1.2 mm/min are achieved with the plasma jet using a CF{sub 4}/O{sub 2}/He gas feed. This is 10 times faster than conventional plasma systems, and indicates that the atmospheric-pressure plasma is a promising technology for decontamination of DOE sites. Finally, the plasma jet has been successfully modified to process larger areas, up to about 1.0 ft{sup 2} . Work is underway to increase the process scale further. The authors are confident that this technology is capable of being adapted for decontamination operations in the field.'

Hicks, R.F. [Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (US); Selwyn, G. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (US)

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

The Interactions between Non-thermal Atmospheric Pressure Plasma and Ex-vivo Dermal Fibroblasts  

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Abstract The cold atmospheric plasma (CAPs) is the fourth state of matter, which means that it is an ionized gas, obtained at room temperature and atmospheric pressure when energy is supplied to a gas. Its composition is complex, involving chemical (gas's molecules, free radicals, ions and electrons) and physical (Ultra-violet radiation and electric field) components. It has been successfully used in the industry for the processing of materials and the recent discovery of its efficacy in sterilization of microorganisms has trigged a large quantity of research in the biomedical field. The expectations of good that the \\{CAPs\\} may bring to medical treatments are high and therefore this study analyzes the effects caused by cold atmospheric pressure plasma in ex-vivo dermal fibroblasts. For that, fibroblast cell culture was obtained from ex-vivo human skin and treated with different conditions of CAPs, such as treatment type (direct or indirect). This work aimed to determine if ex-vivo human fibroblasts remain viable after these treatments. For that, we counted the number of cells right after the experiments and compared it with the control, which did not receive any kind of plasma. For further results we also counted the number of viable cells 3 and 5 days after the application. The fibroblasts were treated with 85W plasma, from 30 seconds up to 60 seconds. Our findings show that \\{CAPs\\} obtained from Argon gas can be applied to in-house human fibroblasts culture directly and indirectly without altering the cells’ viability. It does not cause apoptosis in all of the cells treated nor does it exacerbate its proliferation. Further studies need to be done in order to analyze if it alters the cells’ functionality.

Bruno Bellotti Lopes; Maria Beatriz de Paula Leite Kraft; Jussara Rehder; Fabiana Regina Xavier Batista; Maria Beatriz Puzzi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle Based on Pressurized Fluidized Bed Gasification  

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Enviropower Inc. has developed a modern power plant concept based on an integrated pressurized fluidized bed gasification and gas turbine combined cycle (IGCC)....

Kari Salo; J. G. Patel

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A High-Performance Liquid Chromatographic-Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionization-Tandem Mass Spectrometric Method for Determination of Risperidone and 9-Hydroxyrisperidone in Human Plasma  

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......Chromatographic-Atmospheric Pressure Chemical...9-Hydroxyrisperidone in Human Plasma David E. Moody...spec- trometry and atmospheric pressure chemical...or polar drugs in plasma. Ther. Drug Monit...their metabolites in plasma by liquid chromatography...spectrometry with atmospheric pres- sure chemical......

David E. Moody; John D. Laycock; Wei Huang; Rodger L. Foltz

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Laser schlieren deflectometry for temperature analysis of filamentary non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasma  

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The heat convection generated by micro filaments of a self-organized non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasma jet in Ar is characterized by employing laser schlieren deflectometry (LSD). It is demonstrated as a proof of principle that the spatial and temporal changes of the refractive indexn in the optical beam path related to the neutral gas temperature of the plasma jet can be monitored and evaluated simultaneously. The refraction of a laser beam in a high gradient field of n(r) with cylindrical symmetry is given for a general real refraction index profile. However the usually applied Abel approach represents an ill-posed problem and in particular for this plasma configuration. A simple analytical model is proposed in order to minimize the statistical error. Based on that the temperature profile specifically the absolute temperature in the filament core the FWHM and the frequencies of the collective filament dynamics are obtained for non-stationary conditions. For a gas temperature of 700 K inside the filament the presented model predicts maximum deflection angles of the laser beam of 0.3 mrad which is in accordance to the experimental results obtained with LSD. Furthermore the experimentally obtained FWHM of the temperature profile produced by the filament at the end of capillary is (1.5 ± 0.2) mm which is about 10 times wider than the visual radius of the filament. The obtained maximum temperature in the effluent is (450 ± 30) K and is in consistence with results of other techniques. The study demonstrates that LSD represents a useful low-cost method for monitoring the spatiotemporal behaviour of microdischarges and allows to uncover their dynamic characteristics e.g. the temperature profile even for challenging diagnostic conditions such as moving thin discharge filaments. The method is not restricted to the miniaturized and self-organizedplasma studied here. Instead it can be readily applied to other configurations that produce measurable gradients of refractive index by local gas heating and opens new diagnostics prospects particularly for microplasmas.

J. Schäfer; R. Foest; S. Reuter; T. Kewitz; J. Šperka; K.-D. Weltmann

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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.

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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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Influence of oxygen traces on an atmospheric-pressure radio-frequency capacitive argon plasma discharge  

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An atmospheric-pressure capacitive discharge source driven by radio-frequency power supply at 13.56 MHz has been developed experimentally that is capable of producing a homogeneous and cold glow discharge in O2/Ar. With respect to the influence of oxygen component when diluted into argon plasmadischarge on the dischargecharacteristics the measurements of the electrical parameters (impedance phase angle resistance and reactance) are made systematically and the densities of the metastable and resonant state of argon are determined by means of optical emission spectroscopy(OES). It is shown that the admixture of oxygen into argon plasma not only changes the electric characteristics but also alters the optical emission spectra greatly due to strong interaction between the oxygen content and the argon in the plasma environment.

Shou-Zhe Li; Qi Wu; Wen Yan; Dezhen Wang; Han S. Uhm

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

Enhancing polymer adhesion through surface activation using an in-line atmospheric pressure plasma  

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A reel-to-reel atmospheric pressure plasma treatment system known as Lablineâ?¢, was used to activate the surface of Polypropylene (PP) and Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET). An epoxy adhesive was used to bond the activated polymers and the bond strength was assessed using the tensile lap shear test method. For PP treated in a helium discharge at 900 W a fivefold increase in adhesive bond strength was observed compared with that of the untreated polymer. The effect of adding nitrogen and oxygen into the helium plasma was examined, both with respect to the bond strength of the epoxy and polymer surface energy. An 18-fold increase in adhesive strength was observed after the treatment of PP in a helium/oxygen plasma, while a threefold increase was observed for PET. A similar increase in adhesion was observed for PET treated in a helium/nitrogen plasma, while a 16-fold increase in adhesion was obtained for PP.

John Tynan; Denis P. Dowling; Gerald Byrne; Donal Hughes

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Driving frequency effects on the characteristics of atmospheric pressure capacitive helium discharge  

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Atmospheric pressure helium discharge characteristics were investigated for varying driving radio frequencies in the range between 1.86 and 27.1 MHz. As the driving frequency is raised, both gas breakdown and {alpha}-{gamma} transition voltages decrease due to the reduction in the electron drift loss. In addition, different discharge features such as normal, abnormal, {alpha}, and {gamma} modes show certain dependences on the frequency. Using a simple circuit model, the changes in sheath thickness from 2.35 to 0.11 mm, electron density from 0.26 to 15.6x10{sup 11} cm{sup -3} was obtained by raising the frequency from 1.86 to 27.1 MHz.

Moon, Se Youn; Kim, D. B.; Gweon, B.; Choe, W. [Department of Physics, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 335 Gwahangno, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of)

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Two-phase flow visualization in a transparent, atmospheric pressure, boiling water loop  

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The Simulant Boiling Flow Visualization (SBFV) loop, a transparent, atmospheric pressure test apparatus employing boiling water as a simulant for boiling liquid sodium, has been designed and operated at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The objective of testing in this loop has been to study two-phase flow behavior that is phenomenologically similar to that observed in sodium boiling experiments, as part of the US Department of Energy Breeder Reactor Safety Program. A detailed description of the design of the SBFV loop is presented, as well as experimental results that show the similarity between low-power boiling behavior in water and liquid sodium. Future tests are planned in a seven-pin flow visualization bundle that will be installed in the SBFV loop. The design of this bundle is also discussed.

Levin, A.E.; Carbajo, J.J.; Montgomery, B.H.; Wantland, J.L.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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XAFS Measurements under Atmospheric Pressure in the Soft X-ray Region  

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We have developed a compact experimental set-up for X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS) measurements in He at atmospheric pressure (AP) in the soft X-ray region and used it for Mg and Cl K-edge XAFS measurements of MgCl{sub 2} and MgCl{sub 2{center_dot}}6H{sub 2}O. The spectra of MgCl{sub 2{center_dot}}6H{sub 2}O measured in He at AP were significantly different from those measured in vacuum. This suggests the importance of performing soft X-ray XAFS experiments under AP to obtain reliable spectra from hydrated compounds.

Nakanishi, Koji; Ohta, Toshiaki [SR center, Ritsumeikan University, Noji-Higashi, Kusatsu, Shiga, 525-8577 (Japan); Yagi, Shinya [School of Engineering, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, 464-8603 (Japan)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Electron density and temperature measurement by continuum radiation emitted from weakly ionized atmospheric pressure plasmas  

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The electron-atom neutral bremsstrahlung continuum radiation emitted from weakly ionized plasmas is investigated for electron density and temperature diagnostics. The continuum spectrum in 450–1000?nm emitted from the argon atmospheric pressure plasma is found to be in excellent agreement with the neutral bremsstrahlung formula with the electron-atom momentum transfer cross-section given by Popovi?. In 280–450?nm, however, a large discrepancy between the measured and the neutral bremsstrahlung emissivities is observed. We find that without accounting for the radiative H{sub 2} dissociation continuum, the temperature, and density measurements would be largely wrong, so that it should be taken into account for accurate measurement.

Park, Sanghoo; Choe, Wonho, E-mail: wchoe@kaist.ac.kr [Department of Physics, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of); Youn Moon, Se [High-enthalpy Plasma Research Center, Chonbuk National University, 567 Baekje-daero, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju 561-756 (Korea, Republic of); Park, Jaeyoung [5771 La Jolla Corona Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037 (United States)

2014-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

185

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

186

Array of surface-confined glow discharges in atmospheric pressure helium: Modes and dynamics  

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Array of atmospheric pressure surface discharges confined by a two-dimensional hexagon electrode mesh is studied for its discharge modes and temporal evolution so as to a theoretical underpinning to their growing applications in medicine aerodynamic control and environmental remediation. Helium plasma surface-confined by one hexagon-shaped rim electrode is shown to evolve from a Townsend mode to a normal and abnormal glow mode and its evolution develops from the rim electrodes as six individual microdischarges merging in the middle of the hexagon mesh element. Within one hexagon element microdischarges remain largely static with the mesh electrode being the instantaneous cathode but move towards the hexagon center when the electrode is the instantaneous anode. On the entire array electrode surface plasma ignition is found to beat an unspecific hexagon element and then spreads to ignite surrounding hexagon elements. The spreading of microdischarges is in the form of an expanding circle at a speed of about 3?×?104 m/s and their quenching starts in the location of the initial plasma ignition. Plasma modes influence how input electrical power is used to generate and accelerate electrons and as such the reaction chemistry whereas plasma dynamics are central to understand and control plasma instabilities. The present study provides an important aspect of plasma physics of the atmospheric surface-confined discharge array and a theoretical underpinning to its future technological innovation.

M. G. Kong

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimation of point of zero charge for activated carbon treated with atmospheric pressure non-thermal oxygen plasmas  

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Commercial activated carbon was treated with a non-thermal oxygen plasma under atmospheric pressure using three types of reactors: a dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) parallel-plate reactor; an atmospheric pressure glow discharge plasma jet reactor and a DBD coaxial type reactor. The samples treated with the plasma were characterized by the pH value at the point of zero charge. An estimation of the adsorption properties of samples for copper ions in aqueous solution was also carried out in order to explain the effect of pH value on the adsorption results.

Satoshi Kodama; Hidetoshi Sekiguchi

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Decontamination of chemical and biological warfare (CBW) agents using an atmospheric pressure plasma jet (APPJ)  

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The atmospheric pressure plasma jet (APPJ) [A. Schütze et al. IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 26 1685 (1998)] is a nonthermal high pressure uniform glowplasmadischarge that produces a high velocity effluent stream of highly reactive chemical species. The discharge operates on a feedstock gas (e.g. He/O 2 /H 2 O ) which flows between an outer grounded cylindrical electrode and an inner coaxial electrode powered at 13.56 MHz rf. While passing through the plasma the feedgas becomes excited dissociated or ionized by electron impact. Once the gas exits the discharge volume ions and electrons are rapidly lost by recombination but the fast-flowing effluent still contains neutral metastable species (e.g. O 2 * He * ) and radicals (e.g. O OH). This reactive effluent has been shown to be an effective neutralizer of surrogates for anthrax spores and mustard blister agent. Unlike conventional wet decontamination methods the plasma effluent does not cause corrosion and it does not destroy wiring electronics or most plastics making it highly suitable for decontamination of sensitive equipment and interior spaces. Furthermore the reactive species in the effluent rapidly degrade into harmless products leaving no lingering residue or harmful by-products.

H. W. Herrmann; I. Henins; J. Park; G. S. Selwyn

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Pressure &Pressure & TemperatureTemperature  

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to measure atmospheric pressure, and thermometer toprobe to measure atmospheric pressure, and thermometer toprobe to measure atmospheric pressure, and thermometer toprobe to measure atmospheric pressure, and thermometer to measure air temperature.measure air temperature.measure air temperature.measure air temperature

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190

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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PHYSICAL REVIEW E 88, 013107 (2013) Spectroscopic study of plasma evolution in runaway nanosecond atmospheric-pressure  

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PHYSICAL REVIEW E 88, 013107 (2013) Spectroscopic study of plasma evolution in runaway nanosecond atmospheric-pressure He discharges S. Yatom,1 E. Stambulchik,2 V. Vekselman,1 and Ya. E. Krasik1 1 Department-resolved visible-emission spectroscopy measurements are applied to study plasma parameters in nanosecond electrical

192

The effects of non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasma jet on cellular activity at SLA-treated titanium surfaces  

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Titanium (Ti) is a primary material used for dental implants, and the sandblasted, large-grit, and acid-etched (SLA) surface treatment is commonly used on titanium to promote early osseointegration. Despite their benefits, SLA-treated Ti surfaces are disadvantaged by their hydrophobic property, and much research has been performed to address this problem. In current study, we hypothesized the effects of a nitrogen-based non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasma jet (NTAPPJ) treatment on SLA-treated Ti would increase hydrophilicity and cellular activity. Samples with and without the NTAPPJ treatment were analyzed using a field emission scanning electron microscope, optical surface roughness system, X-ray photoelectron spectroscope, and water contact angle measuring system. MC3T3-E1 cells (murine osteoblastic cell line) attachments and proliferations were examined by the MTT and BrdU colorimetry assay. Cell immunofluorescent microscopic images were observed by a confocal laser scanning microscope for a morphological analysis. This study found that the nitrogen-based NTAPPJ treatment on SLA-treated Ti significantly increased the hydrophilicity and MC3T3-E1 cell attachments and proliferations. Hence, it was concluded that an additional procedure of nitrogen-based NTAPPJ treatment just prior to implantation of SLA-treated Ti into oral defect sites could improve the success of dental implant surgery.

Eun-Jung Lee; Jae-Sung Kwon; Soo-Hyuk Uhm; Doo-Hoon Song; Yong Hee Kim; Eun Ha Choi; Kyoung-Nam Kim

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

Thermodynamic and economic analysis of polygeneration system integrating atmospheric pressure coal pyrolysis technology with circulating fluidized bed power plant  

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Abstract Lignite-based polygeneration system has been considered as a feasible technology to realize clean and efficient utilization of coal resources. A newly polygeneration system has been proposed, featuring the combination of a 2 × 300 MW circulating fluidized bed (CFB) power plant and atmospheric pressure fluidized bed pyrolyzers. Xiaolongtan lignite is pyrolyzed in pyrolyzers. Pyrolyzed volatiles are further utilized for the co-generation of methanol, oil, and electricity, while char residues are fired in CFB boilers to maintain the full load condition of boilers. Detailed system models were built, and the optimum operation parameters of the polygeneration plant were sought. Technical and economic performances of optimum design of the polygeneration plant were analyzed and compared with those of the conventional CFB power plant based on the evaluation of energy and exergy efficiency, internal rate of return (IRR), and payback period. Results revealed that system efficiency and the IRR of the polygeneration plant are ca. 9% and 14% points higher than those of the power plant, respectively. The study also analyzed the effects of market fluctuations on the economic condition of the polygeneration plant, and found that prices of fuel, material, and products have great impacts on the economic characteristics of the polygeneration plant. Polygeneration plant is more economic than CFB power plant even when prices fluctuate within a wide range. This paper provides a thorough evaluation of the polygeneration plant, and the study indicates that the proposed polygeneration plant has a bright prospect.

Zhihang Guo; Qinhui Wang; Mengxiang Fang; Zhongyang Luo; Kefa Cen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Statistical pressure snakes based on color images.  

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The traditional mono-color statistical pressure snake was modified to function on a color image with target errors defined in HSV color space. Large variations in target lighting and shading are permitted if the target color is only specified in terms of hue. This method works well with custom targets where the target is surrounded by a color of a very different hue. A significant robustness increase is achieved in the computer vision capability to track a specific target in an unstructured, outdoor environment. By specifying the target color to contain hue, saturation and intensity values, it is possible to establish a reasonably robust method to track general image features of a single color. This method is convenient to allow the operator to select arbitrary targets, or sections of a target, which have a common color. Further, a modification to the standard pixel averaging routine is introduced which allows the target to be specified not only in terms of a single color, but also using a list of colors. These algorithms were tested and verified by using a web camera attached to a personal computer.

Schaub, Hanspeter [ORION International Technologies, Albuquerque, NM

2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

The effects of non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasma jet on attachment of osteoblast  

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Despite the high success rate of dental implant surgery, the failures are still being reported and investigation have been undergone to improve attachment of osteoblast on the surface of implant material. With increasing interest in non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasma jet (NTAPPJ), the effects of it on the cellular mechanisms have been previously reported. Hence in this experiment, effects of NTAPPJ on osteoblast for improved attachment and possible application in dental implant surgery were investigated. Mouse osteoblast cells of MC3T3-E1 were first directly treated with NTAPPJ with air for various durations. Also to investigate the effects by culture media, culture media were separately treated with NTAPPJ for the same durations. Cell attachments were then assessed following 4 and 24 h of cell culture using Water Soluble Tetrazolium salt (WST) assay and confirmed by automated cell counter and examining under confocal laser microscope. The results showed that there was significantly improved osteoblast attachment with relatively short duration of NTAPPJ treatment. Also results indicated that NTAPPJ possibly improved osteoblast attachment through interactions with proteins in culture media that in turn interacted with cells. Hence the application of NTAPPJ on osteoblast improves cellular attachment and would be useful tool for dental implant surgery.

Jae-Sung Kwon; Yong Hee Kim; Eun Ha Choi; Kyoung-Nam Kim

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Potential cellular targets and antibacterial efficacy of atmospheric pressure non-thermal plasma  

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Abstract Atmospheric pressure non-thermal plasma (APNTP) has been gaining increasing interest as a new alternative antibacterial approach. Although this approach has demonstrated promising antibacterial activity, its exact mechanism of action remains unclear. Mechanistic elucidation of the antimicrobial activity will facilitate development and rational optimisation of this approach for potential medical applications. In this study, the antibacterial efficacy of an in-house-built APNTP jet was evaluated alongside an investigation of the interactions between APNTP and major cellular components in order to identify the potential cellular targets involved in plasma-mediated bacterial destruction mechanisms. The investigated plasma jet exhibited excellent, rapid antibacterial activity against a selected panel of clinically significant bacterial species including Bacillus cereus, meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, all of which were completely inactivated within 2 min of plasma exposure. Plasma-mediated damaging effects were observed, to varying degrees, on all of the investigated cellular components including DNA, a model protein enzyme, and lipid membrane integrity and permeability. The antibacterial efficacy of APNTP appears to involve a multiple-target mechanism, which potentially reduces the likelihood of emergence of microbial resistance towards this promising antimicrobial approach. However, cellular membrane damage and resulting permeability perturbation was found to be the most likely rate-determining step in this mechanism.

Mahmoud Y. Alkawareek; Sean P. Gorman; William G. Graham; Brendan F. Gilmore

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of oxygen in atmospheric-pressure argon plasma jet on sterilization of Bacillus atrophaeous spores  

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A nonequilibrium Ar ? O 2 plasmadischarge at atmospheric pressure was carried out in a coaxial cylindrical reactor with a stepped electrode configuration powered by a 13.56 MHz rf power supplier. The argon glow discharge with high electron density produces oxygen reactive species in large quantities. Argon plasma jets penetrate deep into ambient air and create a path for oxygen radicals to sterilize microbes. A sterilization experiment with bacterial endospores indicates that an argon-oxygen plasma jet very effectively kills endospores of Bacillus atrophaeus (ATCC 9372) thereby demonstrating its capability to clean surfaces and its usefulness for reinstating contaminated equipment as free from toxic biological warfare agents. The decimal reduction time ( D values) of the Ar ? O 2 plasma jet at an exposure distance of 0.5 – 1.5 cm ranges from 5 to 57 s . An actinometric comparison of the sterilization data shows that atomic oxygen radicals play a significant role in plasma sterilization. When observed under a scanning electron microscope the average size of the spores appears to be greatly reduced due to chemical reactions with the oxygen radicals.

Jin-Pyo Lim; Han S. Uhm; Shou-Zhe Li

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Cold atmospheric pressure plasma and decontamination. Can it contribute to preventing hospital-acquired infections?  

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Summary Healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) affect ?4.5 million patients in Europe alone annually. With the ever-increasing number of ‘multi-resistant’ micro-organisms, alternative and more effective methods of environmental decontamination are being sought as an important component of infection prevention and control. One of these is the use of cold atmospheric pressure plasma (CAPP) systems with clinical applications in healthcare facilities. \\{CAPPs\\} have been shown to demonstrate antimicrobial, antifungal and antiviral properties and have been adopted for other uses in clinical medicine over the past decade. \\{CAPPs\\} vary in their physical and chemical nature depending on the plasma-generating mechanism (e.g. plasma jet, dielectric barrier discharge, etc.). CAPP systems produce a ‘cocktail’ of species including positive and negative ions, reactive atoms and molecules (e.g. atomic oxygen, ozone, superoxide and oxides of nitrogen), intense electric fields, and ultraviolet radiation (UV). The effects of these ions have been studied on micro-organisms, skin, blood, and DNA; thus, a range of possible applications of \\{CAPPs\\} has been identified, including surface decontamination, wound healing, biofilm removal, and even cancer therapy. Here we evaluate plasma devices, their applications, mode of action and their potential role specifically in combating \\{HCAIs\\} on clinical surfaces.

N. O'Connor; O. Cahill; S. Daniels; S. Galvin; H. Humphreys

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of pathogen inactivation on sliced cheese induced by encapsulated atmospheric pressure dielectric barrier discharge plasma  

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Abstract Pathogen inactivation induced by atmospheric pressure dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) (250 W, 15 kHz, air discharge) produced in a rectangular plastic container and the effect of post-treatment storage time on inactivation were evaluated using agar plates and cheese slices. When agar plates were treated with plasma, populations of Escherichia coli, Salmonella Typhimurium, and Listeria monocytogenes showed 3.57, 6.69, and 6.53 decimal reductions at 60 s, 45 s, and 7 min, respectively. When the pathogens tested were inoculated on cheese slices, 2.67, 3.10, and 1.65 decimal reductions were achieved at the same respective treatment times. The post-treatment storage duration following plasma treatment potently affected further reduction in pathogen populations. Therefore, the newly developed encapsulated DBD-plasma system for use in a container can be applied to improve the safety of sliced cheese, and increasing post-treatment storage time can greatly enhance the system's pathogen-inactivation efficiency.

Hae In Yong; Hyun-Joo Kim; Sanghoo Park; Amali U. Alahakoon; Kijung Kim; Wonho Choe; Cheorun Jo

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of oxygen in atmospheric-pressure argon plasma jet on sterilization of Bacillus atrophaeous spores  

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A nonequilibrium Ar/O{sub 2} plasma discharge at atmospheric pressure was carried out in a coaxial cylindrical reactor with a stepped electrode configuration powered by a 13.56 MHz rf power supplier. The argon glow discharge with high electron density produces oxygen reactive species in large quantities. Argon plasma jets penetrate deep into ambient air and create a path for oxygen radicals to sterilize microbes. A sterilization experiment with bacterial endospores indicates that an argon-oxygen plasma jet very effectively kills endospores of Bacillus atrophaeus (ATCC 9372), thereby demonstrating its capability to clean surfaces and its usefulness for reinstating contaminated equipment as free from toxic biological warfare agents. The decimal reduction time (D values) of the Ar/O{sub 2} plasma jet at an exposure distance of 0.5-1.5 cm ranges from 5 to 57 s. An actinometric comparison of the sterilization data shows that atomic oxygen radicals play a significant role in plasma sterilization. When observed under a scanning electron microscope, the average size of the spores appears to be greatly reduced due to chemical reactions with the oxygen radicals.

Lim, Jin-Pyo; Uhm, Han S.; Li, Shou-Zhe [Department of Molecular Science and Technology, Ajou University, San 5 Wonchon-Dong, Youngtong-Gu, Suwon 443-749 (Korea, Republic of); State Key Laboratory of Materials Modification by Laser, Ion and Electron Beams Department of Physics, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China)

2007-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Silicon nanoparticle synthesis by short-period thermal anneals at atmospheric pressure in argon  

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Silicon nanoparticles have been studied for a wide variety of applications including nanoelectronic, photovoltaic, and optoelectronic devices. In this work, silicon nanoparticles were synthesized by short-period annealing of silicon-on-insulator substrates to temperatures ranging between 600 and 900 deg. C in argon gas at atmospheric pressure. Two different top silicon layers were deposited by ion-beam sputtering onto oxidized substrates. The thinner 6 nm top layer samples were annealed to temperatures for 30 s periods while thicker 15 nm top layer samples were annealed for 60 s periods. For both sets of samples, nanoparticles were observed to form at all the anneal temperatures through imaging by AFM. One long-period UHV anneal study, with 30-min anneal times, observed nanoparticle formation at temperatures similar to the current work while another similar long-period UHV anneal reported nanoparticle formation only above well-defined formation temperatures that depended upon the starting top layer thickness. In the current work, the average nanoparticle radius was found to increase both with the final anneal temperature and anneal period. For the highest anneal temperatures of the 6 nm top layer samples, a changing surface topography indicated that the thinner Si source layer was becoming depleted and the nanoparticle formation process was nearing completion. No such changes were observed for the thicker 15 nm samples at the same temperatures.

Spencer, Gregory; Anyamesem-Mensah, Benedict; Galloway, Heather C.; Bandyopadhyay, Anup; Frasier, Daniel [Department of Physics, Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas 78666 (United States); Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas 76207 (United States); Department of Physics, Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas 78666 (United States)

2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Step-coverage simulation for tetraethoxysilane and ozone atmospheric pressure chemical vapor deposition  

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A simulation model for atmospheric pressure (AP) CVD has bee developed using one-dimensional diffusion and mass conservation equations. The model was applied to trench step-coverage of the tetraethoxysilane (TEOS) and O[sub 3] CVD, in which it was not necessary to consider lateral diffusion because of narrow (and deep) trenches. For nondoped silicate glass (NSG), the step-coverage of a 4.5 aspect ratio trench showed a good fit if a sticking probability of 0.0039 was assumed for the 0.6% ozone (in oxygen) deposition and of 0.0026 for the 6% ozone deposition (both 400 C). The reaction rate constant was compared with the diffusion mass-transfer coefficient, and the reaction proved to be limited by diffusion of the reactant, TEOS, which directly participated in the CVD reaction. For the 2 m/o phosphosilicate glass (PSG) step-coverage, which had a slight overhang, the model matched the obtained results well only when an active growth species with a high sticking probability of 1.0 was added to the growth species of nondoped oxide. This analytical simulation method satisfactorily explains the experimental data.

Fujino, K. (Semiconductor Process Lab., Toyko (Japan)); Egashira, Y.; Shimogaki, Y.; Komiyama, H. (Univ. of Tokyo, (Japan). Dept. of Chemical Engineering)

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Constraints on early Mars atmospheric pressure1 inferred from small ancient craters2  

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the history of Mars' atmosphere. Wind erosio . Of particular interest is the climate that allowed rivers to flow early12 in Mars history, which was affected thicker atmospheres: the modern Mars atmosphere can remove >90% of33 the kinetic energy of >240 kg

Kite, Edwin

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Model based rail pressure control of GDI engine  

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This paper proposes a model-based rail pressure control (RPC) scheme for GDI engines. First, a control-oriented first-principle physics model is established for the rail pressure system. The backstepping technique is then used to derive a non-linear controller with guaranteed stability. For an engineering application, some compensations and corrections are further considered, such as input shaping, non-linear correction, anti-windup of integrator, battery voltage correction, etc. Finally, the proposed rail pressure controller is tested on the pump test rig and engine test bench. The results show the control performance is satisfactory.

Jialing Li; Pengyuan Sun; Tonghao Song; Jun Li; Baiyu Xin

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Flammability Characteristics of Hydrogen and Its Mixtures with Light Hydrocarbons at Atmospheric and Sub-atmospheric Pressures  

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of hydrogen and each hydrocarbon were determined experimentally at room temperature (20ºC) and initial pressures ranging from 1.0 atm to 0.1 atm. The experiments were conducted in a closed cylindrical stainless steel vessel with upward flame propagation...

Le, Thuy Minh Hai

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On-line coating of glass with tin oxide by atmospheric pressure chemical vapor deposition.  

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Atmospheric pressure chemical vapor deposition (APCVD) of tin oxide is a very important manufacturing technique used in the production of low-emissivity glass. It is also the primary method used to provide wear-resistant coatings on glass containers. The complexity of these systems, which involve chemical reactions in both the gas phase and on the deposition surface, as well as complex fluid dynamics, makes process optimization and design of new coating reactors a very difficult task. In 2001 the U.S. Dept. of Energy Industrial Technologies Program Glass Industry of the Future Team funded a project to address the need for more accurate data concerning the tin oxide APCVD process. This report presents a case study of on-line APCVD using organometallic precursors, which are the primary reactants used in industrial coating processes. Research staff at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, CA, and the PPG Industries Glass Technology Center in Pittsburgh, PA collaborated to produce this work. In this report, we describe a detailed investigation of the factors controlling the growth of tin oxide films. The report begins with a discussion of the basic elements of the deposition chemistry, including gas-phase thermochemistry of tin species and mechanisms of chemical reactions involved in the decomposition of tin precursors. These results provide the basis for experimental investigations in which tin oxide growth rates were measured as a function of all major process variables. The experiments focused on growth from monobutyltintrichloride (MBTC) since this is one of the two primary precursors used industrially. There are almost no reliable growth-rate data available for this precursor. Robust models describing the growth rate as a function of these variables are derived from modeling of these data. Finally, the results are used to conduct computational fluid dynamic simulations of both pilot- and full-scale coating reactors. As a result, general conclusions are reached concerning the factors affecting the growth rate in on-line APCVD reactors. In addition, a substantial body of data was generated that can be used to model many different industrial tin oxide coating processes. These data include the most extensive compilation of thermochemistry for gas-phase tin-containing species as well as kinetic expressions describing tin oxide growth rates over a wide range of temperatures, pressures, and reactant concentrations.

Allendorf, Mark D.; Sopko, J.F. (PPF Industries, Pittsburgh, PA); Houf, William G.; Chae, Yong Kee; McDaniel, Anthony H.; Li, M. (PPF Industries, Pittsburgh, PA); McCamy, J.W. (PPF Industries, Pittsburgh, PA)

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simple method for preparing hydrogenated amorphous silicon films by chemical vapor deposition at atmospheric pressure  

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An inexpensive one-step method is presented for fabricating hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) films with good photovoltaic properties using chemical vapor deposition (CVD) from a mixture of silane, disilane, trisilane, and higher polysilanes in hydrogen at one atmosphere total pressure. The gas mixture is generated by the action of dilute acid on magnesium silicide and used immediately in the CVD process. Thus, elaborate techniques for handling, transporting or storing the pyrophoric polysilanes are avoided. In addition, the method requires no expensive vacuum or electrical equipment. The conditions necessary for high (approx. =10%) hydrogen incorporation and very high deposition rates (50-100 A/sec) are explained. Experimental parameters are explained and properties as a function of these parameters are shown. The measurements include hydrogen content, optical, electrical and photovoltaic properties of the a-Si:H films. A chemical kinetic model is presented for this and other silane and polysilane CVD systems between about 400 and 600/sup 0/C. Both homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions are considered. The model is derived from homogeneous gas-phase silane and polysilane chemistry and predicts, in agreement with our experiments, that the homogeneous gas-phase chemistry determines the a-Si:H film growth rate under a variety of conditions. The model is sufficiently predictive to be useful in determining appropriate experimental conditions. Stable solar cells are proposed for a-Si:H and fluorine doped tin oxide which can be produced by CVD at very high deposition rates. The unstable a-Si:H/tin oxide interface is eliminated by a very thin layer of titanium nitride and oxide between the a-Si:H and tin oxide.

Ellis, F.B. Jr.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasma treatment of carbon fibres and glass-fibre-reinforced polyesters at atmospheric pressure for adhesion improvement  

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Atmospheric pressure plasma treatment is useful for adhesion improvement, because cleaning, roughening and addition of polar functional groups can be expected at the surfaces. Its possible applications in the wind energy industry include plasma treatment of fibres and fibre-reinforced polymer composites before assembling them to build wind turbine blades. In the present work, unsized carbon fibres are continuously treated using a dielectric barrier discharge plasma in helium at atmospheric pressure, and carbon fibre reinforced epoxy composite plates are manufactured for the mechanical test. The plasma treatment improved fracture toughness, indicating that adhesion between the fibres and the epoxy was enhanced by the treatment. In addition, glass-fibre-reinforced polyester plates are treated using a gliding arc and an ultrasound enhanced dielectric barrier discharge, improving the wettability and/or the adhesive strength with a vinylester resin.

Yukihiro Kusano; Tom L. Andersen; Helmuth L. Toftegaard; Frank Leipold; Alexander Bardenshtein; Niels Krebs

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Nonequilibrium atmospheric pressure plasma jet using a combination of 50?kHz/2?MHz dual-frequency power sources  

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An atmospheric pressure plasma jet is generated by dual sinusoidal wave (50?kHz and 2?MHz). The dual-frequency plasma jet exhibits the advantages of both low frequency and radio frequency plasmas namely the long plasma plume and the high electron density. The radio frequency ignition voltage can be reduced significantly by using dual-frequency excitation compared to the conventional radio frequency without the aid of the low frequency excitation source. A larger operating range of ? mode discharge can be obtained using dual-frequency excitation which is important to obtain homogeneous and low-temperature plasma. A larger controllable range of the gas temperature of atmospheric pressure plasma could also be obtained using dual-frequency excitation.

Yong-Jie Zhou; Qiang-Hua Yuan; Fei Li; Xiao-Min Wang; Gui-Qin Yin; Chen-Zhong Dong

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A passive measurement of dissociated atom densities in atmospheric pressure air discharge plasmas using vacuum ultraviolet self-absorption spectroscopy  

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We demonstrate a method for determining the dissociation degree of atmospheric pressure air discharges by measuring the self-absorption characteristics of vacuum ultraviolet radiation from O and N atoms in the plasma. The atom densities are determined by modeling the amount of radiation trapping present in the discharge, without the use of typical optical absorption diagnostic techniques which require external sources of probing radiation into the experiment. For an 8.0?mm spark discharge between needle electrodes at atmospheric pressure, typical peak O atom densities of 8.5?×?10{sup 17}?cm{sup ?3} and peak N atom densities of 9.9?×?10{sup 17}?cm{sup ?3} are observed within the first ?1.0?mm of plasma near the anode tip by analyzing the OI and NI transitions in the 130.0–132.0?nm band of the vacuum ultraviolet spectrum.

Laity, George [Center for Pulsed Power and Power Electronics, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Department of Physics, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 79409 (United States); Applied Science and Technology Maturation Department, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87123 (United States); Fierro, Andrew; Dickens, James; Neuber, Andreas [Center for Pulsed Power and Power Electronics, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Department of Physics, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 79409 (United States); Frank, Klaus [Erlangen Centre for Astroparticle Physics, Department of Physics, Friedrich–Alexander University at Erlangen-Nürnberg, 91058 Erlangen (Germany)

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Nanosecond discharge in air at atmospheric pressure as an x-ray source with high pulse repetition rates  

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The properties of x-ray radiation and runaway electrons produced using a nanosecond volume discharge are examined. X-ray radiation at a pulse repetition rate of 3 kHz was obtained time in a gas diode filled with air at atmospheric pressure. The current pulse width (FWHM) for runaway electrons generated in the gas diode was {approx}100 ps. A prepulse was observed on an oscilloscope trace of the main runaway electron beam current.

Tarasenko, Victor F. [Institute of High Current Electronics, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Tomsk 634021, pr. Akademicheskii 2/3 (Russian Federation)

2006-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Eradication of marine biofilms by atmospheric pressure non-thermal plasma: A potential approach to control biofouling?  

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Abstract Although the antimicrobial activity of atmospheric pressure non-thermal plasmas, including its capacity to eradicate microbial biofilms, has been gaining an ever increasing interest for different medical applications, its potential utilisation in the control of biofouling and biodeterioration has, to date, received no attention. In this study, the ability of atmospheric pressure plasma to eradicate biofilms of four biofouling bacterial species, frequently encountered in marine environments, was investigated. Biofilms were grown on both polystyrene and stainless steel surfaces before being exposed to the plasma source. Viability and biomass of biofilms were evaluated using colony count method and differential Live/Dead fluorescence staining followed by confocal laser scanning microscopy. Rapid and complete eradication of all biofilms under study was achieved after plasma exposures ranging from 60 to 120 s. Confocal microscopy examination showed that plasma treatment has mediated not only cell killing but also varying degrees of physical removal of biofilms. Further investigation and tailored development of atmospheric pressure non-thermal plasma sources for this particular application could provide an additional powerful and effective weapon in the current anti-biofouling armamentarium.

Mahmoud Y. Alkawareek; Sean P. Gorman; William G. Graham; Brendan F. Gilmore

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical and experimental study on laminar burning velocity of syngas produced from biomass gasification in sub-atmospheric pressures  

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Abstract The laminar burning velocity of syngas mixtures has been studied by various researches. However, most of these studies have been conducted in atmospheric conditions at sea level. In the present study, the effect of sub atmospheric pressure was evaluated on the laminar burning velocity for a mixture of H2, CO and N2 (20:20:60 vol%) in real sub atmospheric condition. The measurements was conducted in an altitude of 2130 m.a.s.l (0.766 atm) and 21 m.a.s.l (0.994 atm) to evaluate the effect of pressure, the temperature and relative humidity were controlled using an air conditioning unit and was maintained in 295 ± 1 K and 62.6 ± 2.7% respectively. The Flames were generated using contoured slot-type nozzle burner, and an ICCD camera was used to capture chemiluminescence emitted by OH?-CH? radicals present in the flame and thus obtain the flame front and determinate the laminar burning velocity using the angle method. The experimental results were compared with numerical calculations, conducted using the detailed mechanisms of Li et al. and the GRI-Mech 3.0. It was found that the laminar burning velocity increases at lower pressure, for an equivalence ratio of 1.1, the laminar burning velocity increases by almost 23% respect to the sea level conditions.

Andres A. Amell; Hernando A. Yepes; Francisco J. Cadavid

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E-Print Network 3.0 - atmospheric pressure nitrogen Sample Search...  

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study over the temperature range... studied for comparison with oxygen and nitrogen adsorption over the pressure range 0-1.8 kPa for pressure... is the industrial separation of...

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Micro-structured electrode arrays:: high-frequency discharges at atmospheric pressure—characterization and new 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 ?m-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 (RF, 13.56 MHz) voltages (80–390 V in Ne, He, Ar and N2). The non-thermal plasma system is characterized by a special probe measuring the electric parameters. The MSE-driven plasmas show a different behavior from conventional discharge plasmas depending on the pressure and the type of gas. With the MSE arrays as plasma sources, several applications were developed and successfully tested: Plasma chemistry (decomposition of waste gases like CF4) and thin film deposition (e.g. SiO2 layers on various substrates). A new atmospheric pressure application realized in our lab is the sterilization of food packaging materials.

Lutz Baars-Hibbe; Christian Schrader; Philipp Sichler; Thorben Cordes; Karl-Heinz Gericke; Stephanus Büttgenbach; Siegfried Draeger

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Passive landfill gas emission – Influence of atmospheric pressure and implications for the operation of methane-oxidising biofilters  

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A passively vented landfill site in Northern Germany was monitored for gas emission dynamics through high resolution measurements of landfill gas pressure, flow rate and composition as well as atmospheric pressure and temperature. Landfill gas emission could be directly related to atmospheric pressure changes on all scales as induced by the autooscillation of air, diurnal variations and the passage of pressure highs and lows. Gas flux reversed every 20 h on average, with 50% of emission phases lasting only 10 h or less. During gas emission phases, methane loads fed to a connected methane oxidising biofiltration unit varied between near zero and 247 g CH4 h?1 m?3 filter material. Emission dynamics not only influenced the amount of methane fed to the biofilter but also the establishment of gas composition profiles within the biofilter, thus being of high relevance for biofilter operation. The duration of the gas emission phase emerged as most significant variable for the distribution of landfill gas components within the biofilter.

Julia Gebert; Alexander Groengroeft

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical and electrical characterization of pulse-modulated argon atmospheric-pressure inductively coupled microplasma jets  

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The critical parameters determining the generation of the pulse-modulated argon atmospheric-pressure inductively coupled plasma (AP-ICP) microjet were studied by varying the power, P, pulse-modulation frequency, f, and duty ratio, DR. The temporal changes in the net output power, P{sub net}, monitored between the very high frequency power supply and matching network by an rf sampler, and ArI 4s{sup '}[1/2]{sub 1}{sup O}-4p{sup '}[1/2]{sub 0} emission from the antenna were measured to elucidate the behavior of this plasma. The AP-ICP microjet, which produces high-density (0.9-1.1x10{sup 15} cm{sup -3}) nonequilibrium plasma, consists of an alumina discharge tube with the inner diameter of 0.8 mm. The generation diagram of the pulse-modulated plasma was created by having f as the horizontal axis and DR as the vertical axis while varying P up to 50 W. At f{<=}10 kHz, the plasma was generated at above the linear lines of f and DR, which indicated the existence of the critical power-off period of approximately 80 {mu}s. At f>10 kHz, the pulse-modulated plasma was produced above constant DR and almost independent of f. The time-averaged power, P, which is the product of P and DR, had to be more than 8-10 W to sustain the pulse-modulated plasma. From the measurement of the temporal changes in the net power and ArI emission, the dynamic behavior of the pulse-modulated plasma was revealed as follows. The prebreakdown period was present for {approx}5 {mu}s after the power was turned on. Once the plasma was generated, the impedance was changed and the reflected power gradually decreased. A strong emission peak was observed immediately after the breakdown, followed by the gradual increase up to the steady state. Finally, the intense afterpeak was observed at 0.8 {mu}s after the power was turned off.

Tajima, Satomi; Tsuchiya, Shouichi [Department of Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo, 2-11-16 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan); Matsumori, Masashi; Nakatsuka, Shigeki [Panasonic Factory Solutions Co., Ltd., 2-7 Matsuba-cho, Kadoma-city, Osaka 571-8502 (Japan); Ichiki, Takanori [Department of Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo, 2-11-16 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan); Institute of Engineering Innovation, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo, 2-11-16 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan)

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Two-Temperature Two-Dimensional Non Chemical Equilibrium Modeling of Ar–CO2–H2 Induction Thermal Plasmas at Atmospheric Pressure  

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Here the authors developed a two-dimensional two-temperature chemical non-equilibrium (2T-NCE) model of Ar–...2–H2 inductively coupled thermal plasmas (ICTP) around atmospheric pressure (760 torr). Assuming 22 di...

Sharif Abdullah Al-Mamun; Yasunori Tanaka…

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Measurement of Reactive Hydroxyl Radical Species Inside the Biosolutions During Non-thermal Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jet Bombardment onto the Solution  

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Non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasma jet could generate various kinds of radicals ... The electron temperature and ion density for this non-thermal plasma jet have been measured to be about...13 cm?3 in this e...

Yong Hee Kim; Young June Hong; Ku Youn Baik…

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Plasma Deposition Using Low-Power/Non-thermal Atmospheric Pressure Plasma on Promoting Adhesion of Composite Resin to Enamel  

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...This study investigated the effect of monomer deposition through a low-power, non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasma (NT-APP) on adhesion of resin ... stereomicroscope and a scanning electron microscope. The

Geum-Jun Han; Jae-Hoon Kim; Sung-No Chung…

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The effect of plasma polymer coating using atmospheric-pressure glow discharge on the shear bond strength of composite resin to ceramic  

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If plasma technology can come out of the vacuum chamber and plasma can be extruded through a small pencil- ... we designed a small pencil-type non-thermal atmospheric-pressure glow discharge plasma torch. The pur...

Byeong-Hoon Cho; Geum-Jun Han; Kyu-Hwan Oh; Sung-No Chung…

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decomposition Mechanism of Fluorinated Compounds in Water Plasmas Generated Under Atmospheric Pressure  

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We developed a DC water plasma torch which with a cathode of...16...]. The hafnium used as cathode material can overcome the erosion problems and achieve a long operating time in oxidation atmospheric. The torch ...

Narengerile; Hironori Saito; Takayuki Watanabe

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Engine control system having pressure-based timing  

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A control system for an engine having a first cylinder and a second cylinder is disclosed having a first engine valve movable to regulate a fluid flow of the first cylinder and a first actuator associated with the first engine valve. The control system also has a second engine valve movable to regulate a fluid flow of the second cylinder and a sensor configured to generate a signal indicative of a pressure within the first cylinder. The control system also has a controller that is in communication with the first actuator and the sensor. The controller is configured to compare the pressure within the first cylinder with a desired pressure and selectively regulate the first actuator to adjust a timing of the first engine valve independently of the timing of the second engine valve based on the comparison.

Willi, Martin L. (Dunlap, IL); Fiveland, Scott B. (Metamora, IL); Montgomery, David T. (Edelstein, IL); Gong, Weidong (Dunlap, IL)

2011-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

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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...

Rüdiger Foest; Florian Sigeneger; Martin Schmidt

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric pressure chemical vapor deposition of TiN from tetrakis(dimethylamido)titanium and ammonia  

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pressure chemical vapor deposition. Experiments were conducted in a belt furnace; static experiments, in particular, is used for tool coating, solar-control films, and micro- electronic applications. Optically

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Enhancement of film-forming reactions for microcrystalline Si growth in atmospheric-pressure plasma using porous carbon electrode  

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We have investigated the structural and electrical properties of microcrystalline silicon ( ? c -Si : H ) filmsdeposited with high rates ( ? 5 ? nm / s ) at 220 ? ° C in atmospheric-pressure He / H 2 / SiH 4 plasma excited by a 150 MHz very high-frequency (VHF) power. For this purpose Si films are prepared varying the deposition parameters such as H 2 and SiH 4 flow rates ( H 2 and SiH 4 concentrations) and VHF power density using two types of electrode (porous carbon and cylindrical rotary electrodes). In the case of using the porous carbonelectrode a ? c -Si : H film having a crystalline volume fraction of 71.9% is obtained even when hydrogen is not added to the process gas mixture ( H 2 / SiH 4 = 0 ) . In addition the films exhibit considerably low defect densities of ( 3 – 5 ) × 10 16 ? cm – 3 despite the high deposition rates. Such high-rate depositions of good-quality films are realized primarily due to the chemical and physical excitations of the film-growing surface by the atmospheric-pressure plasma while suppressing ion damage and excessive heating of the surface. On the other hand when using the cylindrical rotary electrode the phase transition from amorphous to microcrystalline occurs at around H 2 / SiH 4 = 70 . The enhancement of the film-forming reactions by the porous carbonelectrode are discussed from the viewpoint of the gas residence time in the plasma.

Hiroaki Kakiuchi; Hiromasa Ohmi; Ryohei Inudzuka; Kentaro Ouchi; Kiyoshi Yasutake

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New consideration of atmospheric refraction in laser ranging data  

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......atmosphere near the Earth. Atmospheric refraction increases...function based on the generator function method proposed...incorporated with the generator function theory and...which P is the total atmospheric pressure in millibars...partial pressure of water vapour in millibars......

Haojian Yan; Guangli Wang

1999-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of Pt/SiO2 Model Catalysts at UHV and Near Atmospheric Pressures  

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catalyst samples, prepared under UHV conditions in a contiguous high pressure reactor cell surface analysis with measurements on a Pt(110) single crystal for direct com- parison. CO desorption measurements and STM measure, turnover frequency (TOF, product molecules produced/site/s) is a standard metric used for comparison

Goodman, Wayne

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Tree-based Trajectory Planning to Exploit Atmospheric Energy Jack W. Langelaan  

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Tree-based Trajectory Planning to Exploit Atmospheric Energy Jack W. Langelaan The Pennsylvania-distance flights is dependent on exploiting atmospheric energy, which is possible in regions where there is a strong vertical component of wind. Here a tree- based approach is used to find a feasible trajectory

Langelaan, Jack W.

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Non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasma: Screening for gentle process conditions and antibacterial efficiency on perishable fresh produce  

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Abstract Fresh fruits and vegetables, destined to be eaten raw or minimally processed only, harbor the risk of conveying pathogenic microorganisms. Factors such as weather conditions, which favor survival or growth of microorganisms, and improper handling during cultivation or in the postharvest chain, can contribute to outbreaks of food-borne illness. Application of chemical sanitizers or physical treatments often shows a limited efficiency or does not meet consumer acceptance. Availability of gentle and effective techniques for disinfection of fresh produce, therefore, is highly desirable. Non-thermal gas plasma (NTP) treatment is a promising novel technique to reduce the microbial load on fresh fruits and vegetables. However, knowledge on practical applicability of NTP for fresh fruits and vegetables is very limited. In this study, chlorophyll fluorescence imaging (CFI) was used to elucidate suitable process parameters for application of an atmospheric pressure plasma-jet (kINPen 09, INP Greifswald, Germany) on corn salad, a perishable leafy green. Keeping a distance of 17 mm to the plasma-jet, corn salad leaves could be treated for up to 60 s at a fixed power (8 W) and 5 L min? 1 of argon mixed with 0.1% oxygen. Surface temperature on leaves did never exceed 35.2 °C. Antibacterial tests were performed on corn salad, cucumber, apple, and tomato and achieved an inactivation of artificially inoculated Escherichia coli DSM 1116 of 4.1 ± 1.2, 4.7 ± 0.4, 4.7 ± 0, and 3.3 ± 0.9 log units, respectively, after 60 s treatment time. Additional tests with a dielectric barrier discharge plasma and indirect plasma treatment within a remote exposure reactor, fed by a microwave induced plasma torch, did not result in equivalent levels of quality retention as observed using the plasma-jet. Industrial relevance Development of gentle non-thermal disinfection methods aims to provide the industry with new tools to actively improve the microbial status of fresh produce beyond the preventive benefits of good hygiene practices and the limited efficacy of post-harvest washing. The presented study shows how cold plasma can be applied to heat-sensitive lettuce leaves without detrimental effects to product quality. The additional microbiological tests offer insights into the antibacterial capacity of cold plasma on different produce surfaces. The results contribute to prompt the development of appropriate large-scale plasma sources to establish a new plasma-based sanitation technique for fresh fruits and vegetables, which should also be implementable into running process lines.

Matthias Baier; Mandy Görgen; Jörg Ehlbeck; Dietrich Knorr; Werner B. Herppich; Oliver Schlüter

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of a floating electrode on an atmospheric-pressure non-thermal arc discharge  

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Characteristics of the atmospheric non-thermal ac arc air plasmas produced by a plasma generator with a floating electrode are investigated. The measurements show that with the help of the surface dielectric barrier discharges between the main electrodes and the floating electrode the ignition voltage of the non-thermal arc discharges can be reduced significantly and an arc discharge mode can be stabilized at high gas flow rates. The measuredtemperatures of the non-thermal arcs are at the level of 2000–3000 K under different operating conditions.

Zhi-Bin Wang; Guo-Xu Chen; Zhe Wang; Nan Ge; He-Ping Li; Cheng-Yu Bao

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pilot-scale pressurized base hydrolysis of HMX plastic-bonded explosives  

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A pilot-scale, pressurized, base hydrolysis reactor has been designed and its construction is nearly completed. Up to 120 L of 1--6 M NaOH aqueous solutions will convert as much as 25 kg of consolidated, explosive pieces to non-energetic compounds. Temperatures approaching 155 C in the pressurized unit will reduce reaction times significantly for the destruction of plastic-bonded explosives compared to previous atmospheric-pressure reactors. The hydrolysis effluent is then pumped into a holding tank where it is fed into a hydrothermal oxidation reactor for complete destruction to non-hazardous products. The hydrothermal unit operates at 480 C and 100 MPa and hydrogen peroxide fed into the reactor at two points will ensure complete destruction of all organic species and nitrogen-containing salts. The entire system is comprised of eight major components and is assembled on five separate and transportable skids. Following construction and preliminary testing at Los Alamos National Laboratory, the unit will be shipped to the Pantex Plant where it will be used for continuous demilitarization activities.

Larson, S.A.; Brewer, G.R.; Harradine, D.M.; Polston, C.E.; Le, L.A.; Bishop, R.L.; Dell`Orco, P.C.; Flesner, R.L.

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of pressure on the behavior of copper-, iron-, and nickel-based oxygen carriers for chemical-looping combustion  

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This work analyzes the main characteristics related to the chemical looping combustion (CLC) process necessary to use the syngas obtained in an integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) power plant. The kinetics of reduction with H{sub 2} and CO and oxidation with O{sub 2} of three high-reactivity oxygen carriers used in the CLC system have been determined in a thermogravimetric analyzer at atmospheric pressure. The iron- and nickel-based oxygen carriers were prepared by freeze-granulation, and the copper-based oxygen carrier was prepared by impregnation. The changing grain size model (CGSM) was used for the kinetic determination, assuming spherical grains for the freeze-granulated particles containing iron and nickel and a platelike geometry for the reacting surface of the copper-based impregnated particles. The dependence of the reaction rates on temperature was low, with the activation energy values varying from 14 to 33 kJ mol{sup -1} for the reduction and 7 to 15 kJ mol{sup -1} for the oxidation. The reaction order depended on the reacting gas and oxygen carrier, with values ranging from 0.25 to 1. However, an increase in the operating pressure for the IGCC + CLC system increases the thermal efficiency of the process, and the CO{sub 2} is recovered as a high pressure gas, decreasing the energy demand for further compression. The effect of pressure on the behavior of the oxygen carriers has been analyzed in a pressurized thermogravimetric analyzer at 1073 K and pressures up to 30 atm. It has been found that an increase in total pressure has a negative effect on the reaction rates of all the oxygen carriers. Moreover, the use of the CGSM with the kinetic parameters obtained at atmospheric pressure predicted higher reaction rates than those experimentally obtained at higher pressures, and therefore, the kinetic parameters necessary to design pressurized CLC plants must be determined at the operating pressure. 34 refs., 8 figs., 2 tabs.

Francisco Garcia-Labiano; Juan Adanez; Luis F. de Diego; Pilar Gayan; Alberto Abad [Instituto de Carboquimica (CSIC), Zaragoza (Spain). Department of Energy and Environment

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Organic pollutants abatement and biodecontamination of brewery effluents by a non-thermal quenched plasma at atmospheric pressure  

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A preliminary study was carried out to investigate possible decontamination of the waste waters from a Cameroonian brewery by using a non-thermal atmospheric plasma. Samples of waste waters collected during periods of intense activity of production were first analysed for organoleptic, physical–chemical and organic parameters, and then exposed to a humid air electric discharge at ambient temperature and pressure. The resultant pollution abatement and germicidal effects are both ascribed to strong oxidising effects of OH and NO radicals formed in the plasma. The BOD removal efficiency of the process with brewery industrial wastewaters under BOD concentration of 385 and 1018 mg l?1 were 74% and 98% respectively. The alkaline wastewaters are rapidly neutralised due to the pH lowering effects of the plasma treatment.

A. Doubla; S. Laminsi; S. Nzali; E. Njoyim; J. Kamsu-Kom; J.-L. Brisset

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Localized DLC etching by a non-thermal atmospheric-pressure helium plasma jet in ambient air  

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Abstract Using a versatile atmospheric-pressure helium plasma jet, diamond-like carbon (DLC) films were etched in ambient air. We observed that the DLC films are etched at a nominal rate of around 60 nm/min in the treated area (230 ?m in diameter) during a 20-min exposure. The etching rate increased after the initial 10-min exposure. During this period, the flat DLC surface was structurally modified to produce carbon nanostructures with a density of ~ 2.4 × 1011 cm? 2. With this increase in surface area, the etching rate increased. After 20 min, the DLC film had a circular pattern etched into it down to the substrate where silicon nanostructures were observed with sizes varying from 10 nm to 1 ?m. The initial carbon nanostructure formation is believed to involve selective removal of the sp2-bonded carbon domains. The carbon etching results from the formation of reactive oxygen species in the plasma.

Jun-Seok Oh; Yoshiaki Kakuta; Yuki Yasuoka; Hiroshi Furuta; Akimitsu Hatta

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low refractive index silicon oxide coatings at room temperature using atmospheric-pressure very high-frequency plasma  

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Low refractive index silicon oxide films were deposited using atmospheric-pressure He/SiH4/CO2 plasma excited by a 150-MHz very high-frequency power. Significant increase in deposition rate at room temperature could prevent the formation of dense SiO2 network, decreasing refractive index of the resulting film effectively. As a result, a silicon oxide film with the lowest refractive index, n = 1.24 at 632.8 nm, was obtained with a very high deposition rate of 235 nm/s. The reflectance and transmittance spectra showed that the low refractive index film functioned as a quarter-wave anti-reflection coating of a glass substrate.

H. Kakiuchi; H. Ohmi; Y. Yamaguchi; K. Nakamura; K. Yasutake

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Discharge dynamics of pin-to-plate dielectric barrier discharge at atmospheric pressure  

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The discharge dynamics of pin-to-plate dielectric barrier discharge was studied in atmospheric helium at 20 kHz. The discharge was predominately ignited in positive half cycle of applied voltage with sinusoidal waveform. The temporal evolution of the discharge was investigated vertically along the discharge gap and radically on the dielectric surface by time resolved imaging. It is found that a discharge column with a diameter of 2 mm was ignited above the pin electrode and expanded toward a plate electrode. On the dielectric surface with space charge accumulation, plasma disk in terms of plasma ring was formed with radius up to 25 mm. The expansion velocity of plasma ring can reach a hypersonic speed of 3.0 km/s. The ionization wave due to electron diffusion is considered to be the mechanism for plasma ring formation and dynamics.

Sun Liqun [College of Science, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620 (China); Huang, Xiaojiang [College of Science, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620 (China); Member of Magnetic Confinement Fusion Research Center, Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, Shanghai 201620 (China); Zhang Jie [College of Science, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620 (China); State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials, College of Material Science and Engineering, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620 (China); Zhang Jing; Shi, J. J. [College of Science, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620 (China); State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials, College of Material Science and Engineering, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620 (China); Member of Magnetic Confinement Fusion Research Center, Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, Shanghai 201620 (China)

2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Low loss hollow optical-waveguide connection from atmospheric pressure to ultra-high vacuum  

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A technique for optically accessing ultra-high vacuum environments, via a photonic-crystal fiber with a long small hollow core, is described. The small core and the long bore enable a pressure ratio of over 10{sup 8} to be maintained between two environments, while permitting efficient and unimpeded delivery of light, including ultrashort optical pulses. This delivery can be either passive or can encompass nonlinear optical processes such as optical pulse compression, deep UV generation, supercontinuum generation, or other useful phenomena.

Ermolov, A.; Mak, K. F.; Tani, F.; Hölzer, P.; Travers, J. C. [Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Günther-Scharowsky-Str. 1, 91058 Erlangen (Germany)] [Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Günther-Scharowsky-Str. 1, 91058 Erlangen (Germany); Russell, P. St. J. [Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Günther-Scharowsky-Str. 1, 91058 Erlangen (Germany) [Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Günther-Scharowsky-Str. 1, 91058 Erlangen (Germany); Department of Physics, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Günther-Scharowsky-Str. 1, 91058 Erlangen (Germany)

2013-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhancement of film-forming reactions for microcrystalline Si growth in atmospheric-pressure plasma using porous carbon electrode  

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We have investigated the structural and electrical properties of microcrystalline silicon ({mu}c-Si:H) films deposited with high rates ({>=}5 nm/s) at 220 deg. C in atmospheric-pressure He/H{sub 2}/SiH{sub 4} plasma excited by a 150 MHz, very high-frequency (VHF) power. For this purpose, Si films are prepared varying the deposition parameters, such as H{sub 2} and SiH{sub 4} flow rates (H{sub 2} and SiH{sub 4} concentrations) and VHF power density, using two types of electrode (porous carbon and cylindrical rotary electrodes). In the case of using the porous carbon electrode, a {mu}c-Si:H film having a crystalline volume fraction of 71.9% is obtained even when hydrogen is not added to the process gas mixture (H{sub 2}/SiH{sub 4}=0). In addition, the films exhibit considerably low defect densities of (3-5)x10{sup 16} cm{sup -3} despite the high deposition rates. Such high-rate depositions of good-quality films are realized primarily due to the chemical and physical excitations of the film-growing surface by the atmospheric-pressure plasma while suppressing ion damage and excessive heating of the surface. On the other hand, when using the cylindrical rotary electrode, the phase transition from amorphous to microcrystalline occurs at around H{sub 2}/SiH{sub 4}=70. The enhancement of the film-forming reactions by the porous carbon electrode are discussed from the viewpoint of the gas residence time in the plasma.

Kakiuchi, Hiroaki; Ohmi, Hiromasa; Inudzuka, Ryohei; Ouchi, Kentaro; Yasutake, Kiyoshi [Department of Precision Science and Technology, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamada-oka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan)

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The driving frequency effects on the atmospheric pressure corona jet plasmas from low frequency to radio frequency  

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Lately the atmospheric pressure jet type coronaplasma which has been typically driven by dc to low frequency (LF: several tens of kHz) is often generated by using radio frequency of 13.56 MHz. Yet the relationship between the plasma and its driving frequency has seldom been investigated. Hence in this study dependence of the atmospheric pressurecoronaplasmacharacteristics on the driving frequency was explored experimentally from LF to rf (5 kHz–13.56 MHz). The plasmas generated by the driving frequency under 2 MHz were cylindrical shape of several tens of millimeters long while the 13.56 MHz plasma is spherical and a few millimeters long. As the driving frequency was increased the plasma length became shortened. At the lower driving frequencies (below 2 MHz) the plasmas existed as positive streamer and negative glow for each half period of the applied voltage but the discharge was more continuous in time for the 13.56 MHz plasma. It was inferred from the measured I–V curves that the higher driving frequency induced higher discharge currents and the gas temperature was increased as the driving frequency was increased.

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

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-temperature formation of Si O 2 layers using a two-step atmospheric pressure plasma-enhanced deposition-oxidation process  

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Silicon oxide ( Si O 2 ) layers were fabricated at low temperatures ( ? 400 ° C ) by combining the deposition of hydrogenated amorphous Si ( a - Si : H ) with its oxidation using atmospheric pressure plasmas excited by a 150 MHz very high-frequency (VHF) power. The surface excitation by the atmospheric pressure VHF plasma was capable of reducing the temperature for the hydrogen effusion from a - Si : H . As a result a porous a - Si : H film containing a large amount of hydrogen could be transformed into a stoichiometric Si O 2 with an approximately 24% increase in oxidation rate compared with the oxidation of Si(001) at a temperature of 400 ° C .

Hiroaki Kakiuchi; Hiromasa Ohmi; Makoto Harada; Heiji Watanabe; Kiyoshi Yasutake

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stratospheric and mesospheric pressure-temperature profiles from rotational analysis of CO2 lines in atmospheric trace molecule spectroscopy/ATLAS 1 infrared solar occultation spectra  

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A simple, classical, and expedient method for the retrieval of atmospheric pressure-temperature profiles has been applied to the high-resolution infrared solar absorption spectra obtained with the atmospheric trace molecule spectroscopy (ATMOS) instrument. The basis for this method is a rotational analysis of retrieved apparent abundances from CO2 rovibrational absorption lines, employing existing constituent concentration retrieval software used in the analysis of data returned by ATMOS. Pressure-temperature profiles derived from spectra acquired during the ATLAS 1 space shuttle mission of March-April 1992 are quantitatively evaluated and compared with climatological and meteorological data as a means of assessing the validity of this approach.

Stiller, G.P.; Gunson, M.R.; Lowes, L.L.; Abrams, M.C.; Raper, O.F.; Farmer, C.B.; Zander, R.; Rinsland, C.P. [Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe (Germany)] [Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe (Germany); [Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA (United States); [Liege Univ., Liege (Belgium); [NASA, Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA (United States)

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Argon and neon plasma columns in continuous surface wave microwave discharge at atmospheric pressure  

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In this paper the results of experimental investigations of a surface wave sustained discharge during continuous mode of operation are given. The surfaguide based microwave plasma torch operated at frequency of 2...

D. Czylkowski; M. Jasi?ski; J. Mizeraczyk; Z. Zakrzewski

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Antimicrobial Treatment of Heat Sensitive Products by Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Sources  

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The technological potential of non-thermal plasmas for the antimicrobial treatment of heat sensitive ... within the last years the realization of industrial plasma-based decontamination or sterilization technolog...

R. Brandenburg; U. Krohmann; M. Stieber…

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Micro-structured electrode arrays: Plasma based sterilization and coating over a wide pressure range  

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Micro-structured electrode (MSE) arrays consist of an interlocked comb-like electrode system with micron gap widths. These arrays are capable of generating large area uniform glow discharges up to atmospheric pressure. In order to ignite discharges at atmospheric pressure, this approach using the Paschen similarity law (pd=constant) is established beneath dielectric barrier arrays and plasma jets. The generated electric field strengths to ignite gas discharges apply only moderate radiofrequency (RF, 13.56 MHz) voltages. The electric parameters of the non-thermal plasma system are characterized by a special probe and the generated excited species of the plasma are observed by optical emission spectroscopy.

C. Schrader; P. Sichler; L. Baars-Hibbe; N. Lucas; A. Schenk; S. Draeger; K.-H. Gericke; S. Büttgenbach

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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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 24 h and a linear increase of DNA damage were observed, which was no longer evident 24 h 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

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Characteristics of atmospheric-pressure non-thermal N2 and N2/O2 gas mixture plasma jet  

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An atmospheric-pressure non-thermal plasma jet driven by high frequency alternating current and operating on N2 and N2/O2 gas mixture is investigated. The plasma jet can reach 55?mm in length at a gas flow rate of 2500?l/h. The gas temperature at a distance of 4?mm from the nozzle is close to room temperature. Optical emission spectroscopy is employed to investigate the important plasma parameters such as the excited species rotational temperature vibrational temperature and excitation temperature under different discharge conditions. The results show that the plasma source operates under non-equilibrium conditions. The absolute irradiance intensity of the vibrational band N2(C-B) in the active region is measured. Taking into account the irradiance intensity of N2(C-B 0-0) and N2(B-X 0-0) as well as measured current the electron density which is determined by considering direct and step-wise electron impact excitation of nitrogen emission reaches a maximum value of 5.6?×?1020/m3.

Dezhi Xiao; Cheng Cheng; Jie Shen; Yan Lan; Hongbing Xie; Xingsheng Shu; Jiangang Li; Paul K. Chu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Localized etching of an insulator film coated on a copper wire using an atmospheric-pressure microplasma jet  

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Atmospheric-pressure microplasma jets (AP{mu}PJs) of Ar and Ar/O{sub 2} gases were generated from the tip of a stainless steel surgical needle having outer and inner diameters of 0.4 and 0.2 mm, respectively, with a rf excitation of 13.56 MHz. The steel needle functions both as a powered electrode and a gas nozzle. The operating power is 1.2-6 W and the corresponding peak-to-peak voltage Vp.p. is about 1.5 kV. The AP{mu}PJ was applied to the localized etching of a polyamide-imide insulator film (thickness of 10 {mu}m) of a copper winding wire of 90 {mu}m diameter. The insulator film around the copper wire was completely removed by the irradiated plasma from a certain direction without fusing the wire. The removal time under the Ar AP{mu}PJ irradiation was only 3 s at a rf power of 4 W. Fluorescence microscopy and scanning electron microscope images reveal that good selectivity of the insulator film to the copper wire was achieved. In the case of Ar/O{sub 2} AP{mu}PJ irradiation with an O{sub 2} concentration of 10% or more, the removed copper surface was converted to copper monoxide CuO.

Yoshiki, Hiroyuki [Tsuruoka National College of Technology, Inooka-Sawada 104, Tsuruoka, Yamagata 997-8511 (Japan)

2007-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Preparation of Ti O 2 thin films on the inner surface of a quartz tube using atmospheric-pressure microplasma  

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Titanium dioxide ( Ti O 2 ) thin films were prepared on the inner surface of a quartz tube with inner and outer diameters of 1 and 3 mm respectively using plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition with titanium tetraisopropoxide and oxygen ( O 2 ) as reactants and helium as the carrier gas at atmospheric pressure. A microplasma was generated inside the tube by rf ( 13.56 MHz ) excitation using externally attached parallel-plate electrodes. The characteristics of the depositedfilms were examined by scanning electron microscopy x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and x-ray diffraction. A typical as-deposited film had an amorphous structure with a smooth surface and was transparent. With increasing O 2 concentration in the plasma gas phase the depositedfilmsurface was covered with a large number of Ti O 2 nanoparticles. However the depositedfilms were a mixture of Ti O 2 and amorphous carbon and showed rough surface in the absence of O 2 in the source gas. The effects of the O 2 concentration in the plasma gas on the characteristics of the deposited Ti O 2 films are discussed on the basis of the analysis of the gas species generated in the plasma using optical emission spectroscopy.

Hiroyuki Yoshiki; Taku Saito

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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A dominant role of oxygen additive on cold atmospheric-pressure He + O{sub 2} plasmas  

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We present in this paper how oxygen additive impacts on the cold atmospheric-pressure helium plasmas by means of a one-dimensional fluid model. For the oxygen concentration [O{sub 2}]?>??0.1%, the influence of oxygen on the electron characteristics and the power dissipation becomes important, e.g., the electron density, the electron temperature in sheath, the electron-coupling power, and the sheath width decreasing by 1.6 to 16 folds with a two-log increase in [O{sub 2}] from 0.1% to 10%. Also the discharge mode evolves from the ? mode to the ? mode. The reactive oxygen species are found to peak in the narrow range of [O{sub 2}]?=?0.4%–0.9% in the plasmas, similar to their power-coupling values. This applies to their wall fluxes except for those of O* and O{sub 2}{sup ?}. These two species have very short lifetimes, thus only when generated in boundary layers within several micrometers next to the electrode can contribute to the fluxes. The dominant reactive oxygen species and the corresponding main reactions are schematically presented, and their relations are quantified for selected applications.

Yang, Aijun; Liu, Dingxin, E-mail: liudingxin@gmail.com, E-mail: xhw@mail.xjtu.edu.cn; Rong, Mingzhe; Wang, Xiaohua, E-mail: liudingxin@gmail.com, E-mail: xhw@mail.xjtu.edu.cn [Centre for Plasma Biomedicine, State Key Laboratory of Electrical Insulation and Power Equipment, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049 (China); Kong, Michael G. [Centre for Plasma Biomedicine, State Key Laboratory of Electrical Insulation and Power Equipment, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049 (China); Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia 23508 (United States); Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia 23529 (United States)

2014-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A study of production of {alpha}-form plaster from FGD sludge in an aqueous solution at atmospheric pressure  

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A process for directly converting FGD sludge solid into {alpha}-form plaster in an aqueous solution at atmospheric pressure with simultaneous collection of SO{sub 2} evolved has been studied. The reactant suspension comprises FGD sludge solid in a ratio of solid to liquid from 1:1.25 to 1:10, sulfuric acid from 5% to 30%, alkali earth metal chloride salts no more than 8% which serves as the catalyst for crystallization. Experiments are proceeded in pH values from acidic range to near neutral range in a temperature range from 80 C to the near boiling point of suspension. It has been found that the concentrations of acid in liquid and the reaction temperature are the most sensitive factors to the rate of dehydration of FGD gypsum. Increasing the ratio of solid to liquid is disadvantageous for growth of crystals even though it does not effect obviously on the rate of dehydration of FGD gypsum. Addition of glycerol less than 3% plays a role in stabilizing {alpha}-form calcium sulfate hemihydrate crystals occurring in solution long enough so that crystals grow big. On the other hand, the pH range is the most important to modify crystal habit in presence of succinic acid. The more closed to the neutral range of pH value the liquid is adjusted, the better stability of the crystals appears, the more favorable for producing big squat crystals in high quality the process is believed.

Tong, S. [Wuhan Yejin Univ. of Technology and Science, Wuhan, Hubei (China). Dept.of Chemical Engineering; Kirk, D. [Univ. of Toronto, Ontario (Canada). Dept. of Chemical Engineering

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Ambient Temperature Hydrocarbon Selective Catalytic Reduction of NOx Using Atmospheric Pressure Nonthermal Plasma Activation of a Ag/Al2O3 Catalyst  

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Ambient Temperature Hydrocarbon Selective Catalytic Reduction of NOx Using Atmospheric Pressure Nonthermal Plasma Activation of a Ag/Al2O3 Catalyst ... This low temperature activity provides the basis for applying nonthermal plasmas to activate emission control catalysts during cold start conditions, which remains an important issue for mobile and stationary applications. ... (14, 15) Therefore, the combination of heterogeneous catalysis with plasmas has attracted interest due to the combined possible advantages of having a fast and low-temperature reaction from atmospheric nonthermal plasma and high product selectivity from heterogeneous catalysis. ...

Cristina E. Stere; Wameedh Adress; Robbie Burch; Sarayute Chansai; Alexandre Goguet; William G. Graham; Fabio De Rosa; Vincenzo Palma; Christopher Hardacre

2014-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of pressure buildup curves based on field experience  

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This paper deals with the application of pressure build-up data in computing vital reservoir parameters in oil fields. Generally the technique of Miller Dyes and Hutchinson is utilized to determine flow capacity, permeability skin effect and completion efficiency. Pressure build-up data is utilized in detecting the existence of faults. The method of Brons and Marting has been found to be more reliable to determine the partial penetration effect. The computer software package which was developed recently is discussed and, due to near ideal behaviour of pressure build-up curves, is safely utilized. The computational work using the software package is rapid.

Arora, P.D.

1983-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Atmospheric Pressure  

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On the performance and mechanisms of toluene removal by FeOx/SBA-15-assisted non-thermal plasma at atmospheric pressure and room temperature  

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Abstract FeOx/SBA-15 catalysts were prepared via impregnation and utilized for toluene removal in dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) plasma at atmospheric pressure and room temperature. Toluene removal was investigated in the environment of various mixed N2/O2 plasmas, showing that toluene removal efficiency and \\{COx\\} selectivity were greatly increased by FeOx/SBA-15 and that the organic intermediates were greatly reduced by catalysts. In pure N2 plasma, the bulk oxygen in the catalyst was involved in the toluene oxidation, and the 3%FeOx/SBA-15 catalyst showed the optimal toluene oxidation activity. The catalysts were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), N2 adsorption–desorption, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), H2 temperature-programmed reduction (H2-TPR) and O2 temperature-programmed desorption (O2-TPD), showing that toluene oxidation was closely related to the highly dispersed nature of iron on the SBA-15 surface, the reduction temperature of Fe2+ and the oxygen adsorption ability of the catalyst. The pathways of toluene decomposition in the combination of FeOx/SBA-15 with a non-thermal plasma (NTP) system were proposed based on the identified intermediates.

Meijuan Lu; Rong Huang; Junliang Wu; Mingli Fu; Limin Chen; Daiqi Ye

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-temperature formation of SiO{sub 2} layers using a two-step atmospheric pressure plasma-enhanced deposition-oxidation process  

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Silicon oxide (SiO{sub 2}) layers were fabricated at low temperatures ({<=}400 deg. C) by combining the deposition of hydrogenated amorphous Si (a-Si:H) with its oxidation using atmospheric pressure plasmas excited by a 150 MHz very high-frequency (VHF) power. The surface excitation by the atmospheric pressure VHF plasma was capable of reducing the temperature for the hydrogen effusion from a-Si:H. As a result, a porous a-Si:H film containing a large amount of hydrogen could be transformed into a stoichiometric SiO{sub 2} with an approximately 24% increase in oxidation rate compared with the oxidation of Si(001) at a temperature of 400 deg. C.

Kakiuchi, Hiroaki; Ohmi, Hiromasa; Harada, Makoto; Watanabe, Heiji; Yasutake, Kiyoshi [Department of Precision Science and Technology, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamada-oka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan)

2007-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The quenching effect of hydrogen on the nitrogen in metastable state in atmospheric-pressure N{sub 2}-H{sub 2} microwave plasma torch  

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The atmospheric-pressure microwave N{sub 2}-H{sub 2} plasma torch is generated and diagnosed by optical emission spectroscopy. It is found that a large amount of N atoms and NH radicals are generated in the plasma torch and the emission intensity of N{sub 2}{sup +} first negative band is the strongest over the spectra. The mixture of hydrogen in nitrogen plasma torch causes the morphology of the plasma discharge to change with appearance that the afterglow shrinks greatly and the emission intensity of N{sub 2}{sup +} first negative band decreases with more hydrogen mixed into nitrogen plasma. In atmospheric-pressure microwave-induced plasma torch, the hydrogen imposes a great influence on the characteristics of nitrogen plasma through the quenching effect of the hydrogen on the metastable state of N{sub 2}.

Li, Shou-Zhe, E-mail: lisz@dlut.edu.cn; Zhang, Xin; Chen, Chuan-Jie; Zhang, Jialiang [Key Laboratory of Materials Modification by Laser, Ion, Electron Beams (Dalian University of Technology), Ministry of Education, Dalian 116024 (China); School of Physics and Optoelectronic Technology, Dalian 116024 (China); Wang, Yong-Xing [College of Electrical Engineering, Dalian 116024 (China); Xia, Guang-Qing [School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China)

2014-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental Analysis of Water Based Drilling Fluid Aging Processes at High Temperature and High Pressure Conditions  

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! ! EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS OF WATER BASED DRILLING FLUID AGING PROCESSES AT HIGH TEMPERATURE AND HIGH PRESSURE CONDITIONS A Thesis by BRANDON SCOTT ZIGMOND Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University... Temperature and High Pressure Conditions Copyright 2012 Brandon Scott Zigmond ! ! EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS OF WATER BASED DRILLING FLUID AGING PROCESSES AT HIGH TEMPERATURE AND HIGH PRESSURE CONDITIONS A Thesis by BRANDON SCOTT ZIGMOND Submitted...

Zigmond, Brandon

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract Atmospheric CO2 partial pressure (pCO2) was as low as 18 Pa during the Pleistocene and is projected to  

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Abstract Atmospheric CO2 partial pressure (pCO2) was as low as 18 Pa during the Pleistocene and is projected to increase from 36 to 70 Pa CO2 before the end of the 21st century. High pCO2 often increases the growth and repro- duction of C3 annuals, whereas low pCO2 decreases growth and may reduce or prevent

Antonovics, Janis

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Experimental Assessment of Water Based Drilling Fluids in High Pressure and High Temperature Conditions  

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coming into effect, it becomes necessary to examine and understand the behavior of water based drilling fluids - which are cheaper and less polluting than their oil based counterpart - under extreme temperature and pressure conditions. In most...

Ravi, Ashwin

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Single crystal flow reactor for studying reactivities on metal oxide model catalysts at atmospheric pressure to bridge the pressure gap to the adsorption properties determined under UHV conditions  

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A flow reactor for the investigation of heterogeneous catalytic reactions on single crystalline metal oxide model catalysts has been designed. It is located in a high pressure cell attached to an UHV analysis cha...

C. Kuhrs; M. Swoboda; W. Weiss

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Applicability of Henry's law to hydrogen, helium, and nitrogen solubilities in water and olive oil at 37 °C and pressures up to 300 atmospheres  

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The solubilities of pure hydrogen, helium, and nitrogen in water and olive oil were measured at 37 °C at gas-saturation pressures from 25 to 300 atmospheres. Rigorous thermodynamic criteria were used to assess the applicability of Henry's law to the pressure dependence of the gas solubility in each system. The solubilities of the three gases in water and helium in olive oil followed Henry's law as given by the Krichevsky-Kasarnovsky equation. In contrast, hydrogen and nitrogen in olive oil each attained concentrations high enough to cause significant concentration-dependent variations of the dissolved gas activity coefficient and/or partial molal volume. The consequent deviations from Henry's law were greatest in the nitrogen-oil system, where mole fraction nitrogen solubilities calculated from the Krichevsky-Kasarnovsky equation exceeded measured values by 8, 14, and 23% at 50, 100, and 250 atm, respectively. Incorporation of results into the critical volume model of nitrogen anesthesia, using olive oil as a model of the physiological anesthetic site and literature data for the anesthetic potency of nitrogen in mice breathing high-pressure He-N2-O2 atmospheres, shows that nonideal solution behavior may become important for gases dissolved in physiological hydrophobic regions at biologically active concentrations, even if dissolved gas binding to proteins or other macromolecules is not involved.

Wayne A. Gerth

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Liquid Sampling-Atmospheric Pressure Glow Discharge (LS-APGD) Ionization Source for Elemental Mass Spectrometry: Preliminary Parametric Evaluation and Figures of Merit  

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A new, low power ionization source for the elemental analysis of aqueous solutions has recently been described. The liquid sampling-atmospheric pressure glow discharge (LS-APGD) source operates at relatively low currents (<20 mA) and solution flow rates (<50 ?L min-1), yielding a relatively simple alternative for atomic mass spectrometry applications. The LS-APGD has been interfaced to what is otherwise an organic, LC-MS mass analyzer, the Thermo Scientific Exactive Orbitrap without any modifications; other than removing the electrospray ionization (ESI) source supplied with that instrument. A glow discharge is initiated between the surface of the test solution exiting a glass capillary and a metallic counter electrode mounted at a 90° angle and separated by a distance of ~5 mm. As with any plasma-based ionization source, there are key discharge operation and ion sampling parameters that affect the intensity and composition of the derived mass spectra; including signal-to-background ratios. We describe here a preliminary parametric evaluation of the roles of discharge current, solution flow rate, argon sheath gas flow rate, and ion sampling distance as they apply on this mass analyzer system. A cursive evaluation of potential matrix effects due to the presence of easily ionized elements (EIEs) indicate that sodium concentrations of up to 500 ?g mL-1 generally cause suppressions of less than 50%, dependant upon the analyte species. Based on the results of this series of studies, preliminary limits of detection (LOD) have been established through the generation of calibration functions. Whilst solution-based concentrations LOD levels of 0.02 – 2 ?g mL-1 3 are not impressive on the surface, the fact that they are determined via discrete 5 ?L injections leads to mass-based detection limits at picogram to singlenanogram levels. The overhead costs associated with source operation (10 W d.c. power, solution flow rates of <50 ?L min-1, and gas flow rates <10 mL min-1) are very attractive. While further optimization in the source design is suggested here, it is believed that the LS-APGD ion source may present a practical alternative to inductively-coupled plasma (ICP) sources typically employed in elemental mass spectrometry.

Quarles, C. Derrick; Carado, Anthony J.; Barinaga, Charles J.; Koppenaal, David W.; Marcus, R. Kenneth

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MRO/CRISM Retrieval of Surface Lambert Albedos for Multispectral Mapping of Mars with DISORT-based Rad. Transfer Modeling: Phase 1 - Using Historical Climatology for Temperatures, Aerosol Opacities, & Atmo. Pressures  

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We discuss the DISORT-based radiative transfer pipeline ('CRISM_LambertAlb') for atmospheric and thermal correction of MRO/CRISM data acquired in multispectral mapping mode (~200 m/pixel, 72 spectral channels). Currently, in this phase-one version of the system, we use aerosol optical depths, surface temperatures, and lower-atmospheric temperatures, all from climatology derived from Mars Global Surveyor Thermal Emission Spectrometer (MGS-TES) data, and surface altimetry derived from MGS Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA). The DISORT-based model takes as input the dust and ice aerosol optical depths (scaled to the CRISM wavelength range), the surface pressures (computed from MOLA altimetry, MGS-TES lower-atmospheric thermometry, and Viking-based pressure climatology), the surface temperatures, the reconstructed instrumental photometric angles, and the measured I/F spectrum, and then outputs a Lambertian albedo spectrum. The Lambertian albedo spectrum is valuable geologically since it allows the mineralogical ...

McGuire, P C; Smith, M D; Arvidson, R E; Murchie, S L; Clancy, R T; Roush, T L; Cull, S C; Lichtenberg, K A; Wiseman, S M; Green, R O; Martin, T Z; Milliken, R E; Cavender, P J; Humm, D C; Seelos, F P; Seelos, K D; Taylor, H W; Ehlmann, B L; Mustard, J F; Pelkey, S M; Titus, T N; Hash, C D; Malaret, E R

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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 300–450?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 306–312?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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Temperature measurement of an atmospheric pressure arc discharge plasma jet using the diatomic CN (B {sup 2}{sigma}{sup +}-X {sup 2}{sigma}{sup +}, violet system) molecular spectra  

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The CN (B {sup 2}{sigma}{sup +}-X {sup 2}{sigma}{sup +}) molecular emission spectrum is used to measure both the vibrational and rotational temperatures in atmospheric pressure arc jet discharges. The vibrational and rotational temperature effects on the synthetic diatomic molecular spectra were investigated from the (v{sup '},v{sup ''})=(0,0) band to the (5,5) band. The temperatures obtained from the synthetic spectra compared with the experimental result of a low-frequency arc discharge show a vibrational temperature of (4250-5010) K and a rotational temperature of (3760-3980) K for the input power in the range of (80-280) W. As the (0,0) band is isolated from other vibrational transition bands, determination of the rotational temperature is possible based only on the (0,0) band, which simplifies the temperature measurement. From the result, it was found that the CN molecular spectrum can be used as a thermometer for atmospheric pressure plasmas containing carbon and nitrogen.

Moon, Se Youn; Kim, D. B.; Gweon, B.; Choe, W. [Department of Physics, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 335 Gwahangno, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of)

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electron density measurements of atmospheric-pressure non-thermal N2 plasma jet by Stark broadening and irradiance intensity methods  

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An atmospheric-pressure non-thermal plasma jet excited by high frequency alternating current using nitrogen is developed and the electron density in the active region of this plasma jet is investigated by two different methods using optical emission spectroscopy Stark broadening and irradiance intensity method. The irradiance intensity method shows that the average electron density is about 1020/m3 which is slightly smaller than that by the Stark broadening method. However the trend of the change in the electron density with input power obtained by these two methods is consistent.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Single-Step Process for the Deposition of High Water Contact Angle and High Water Sliding Angle Surfaces by Atmospheric Pressure Dielectric Barrier Discharge  

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Single-Step Process for the Deposition of High Water Contact Angle and High Water Sliding Angle Surfaces by Atmospheric Pressure Dielectric Barrier Discharge ... The process used a high voltage alternating current (10?000 or 22?500 Hz) with a constant dissipated power of 100 W (1.1 W cm–2) generated by a Corona generator 7010R from SOFTAL electronic GmbH. ... high adhesion, presumably by generating large van der Waals' forces from the large surface area in very close contact with water. ...

Nicolas D. Boscher; David Duday; Stéphane Verdier; Patrick Choquet

2013-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Microwave plasma based single step method for free standing graphene synthesis at atmospheric conditions  

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Microwave atmospheric pressure plasmas driven by surface waves were used to synthesize graphene sheets from vaporized ethanol molecules carried through argon plasma. In the plasma, ethanol decomposes creating carbon atoms that form nanostructures in the outlet plasma stream, where external cooling/heating was applied. It was found that the outlet gas stream temperature plays an important role in the nucleation processes and the structural quality of the produced nanostructures. The synthesis of few layers (from one to five) graphene has been confirmed by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy. Raman spectral studies were conducted to determine the ratio of the 2D to G peaks (>2). Disorder D-peak to G-peak intensity ratio decreases when outlet gas stream temperature decreases.

Tatarova, E.; Henriques, J.; Dias, A.; Ferreira, C. M. [Institute of Plasmas and Nuclear Fusion, Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon (Portugal)] [Institute of Plasmas and Nuclear Fusion, Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon (Portugal); Luhrs, C. C.; Phillips, J. [Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California 93943 (United States)] [Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California 93943 (United States); Abrashev, M. V. [Faculty of Physics, Sofia University, 1164 Sofia (Bulgaria)] [Faculty of Physics, Sofia University, 1164 Sofia (Bulgaria)

2013-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Pressurized chemical-looping combustion of coal with an iron ore-based oxygen carrier  

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Chemical-looping combustion (CLC) is a new combustion technology with inherent separation of CO{sub 2}. Most of the previous investigations on CLC of solid fuels were conducted under atmospheric pressure. A pressurized CLC combined cycle (PCLC-CC) system is proposed as a promising coal combustion technology with potential higher system efficiency, higher fuel conversion, and lower cost for CO{sub 2} sequestration. In this study pressurized CLC of coal with Companhia Valedo Rio Doce (CVRD) iron ore was investigated in a laboratory fixed bed reactor. CVRD iron ore particles were exposed alternately to reduction by 0.4 g of Chinese Xuzhou bituminous coal gasified with 87.2% steam/N{sub 2} mixture and oxidation with 5% O{sub 2} in N{sub 2} at 970 C. The operating pressure was varied between 0.1 MPa and 0.6 MPa. First, control experiments of steam coal gasification over quartz sand were performed. H{sub 2} and CO{sub 2} are the major components of the gasification products, and the operating pressure influences the gas composition. Higher concentrations of CO{sub 2} and lower fractions of CO, CH{sub 4}, and H{sub 2} during the reduction process with CVRD iron ore was achieved under higher pressures. The effects of pressure on the coal gasification rate in the presence of the oxygen carrier were different for pyrolysis and char gasification. The pressurized condition suppresses the initial coal pyrolysis process while it also enhances coal char gasification and reduction with iron ore in steam, and thus improves the overall reaction rate of CLC. The oxidation rates and variation of oxygen carrier conversion are higher at elevated pressures reflecting higher reduction level in the previous reduction period. Scanning electron microscope and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (SEM-EDX) analyses show that particles become porous after experiments but maintain structure and size after several cycles. Agglomeration was not observed in this study. An EDX analysis demonstrates that there is very little coal ash deposited on the oxygen carrier particles but no appreciable crystalline phases change as verified by X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis. Overall, the limited pressurized CLC experiments carried out in the present work suggest that PCLC of coal is promising and further investigations are necessary. (author)

Xiao, Rui; Song, Min; Zhang, Shuai; Shen, Laihong [School of Energy and Environment, Southeast University, Sipailou No. 2, Nanjing 210096 (China); Song, Qilei [School of Energy and Environment, Southeast University, Sipailou No. 2, Nanjing 210096 (China); Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge, Pembroke Street, Cambridge CB2 3RA (United Kingdom); Lu, Zuoji [School of Energy and Environment, Southeast University, Sipailou No. 2, Nanjing 210096 (China); GCL Engineering Limited, Zhujiang No. 1, Nanjing 210008 (China)

2010-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A study of diurnal pressure and temperature oscillations in the atmosphere between 500 MB and 50 MB  

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A STUDY OF DIURNAL PRESSURE AND 'IEMPERATURE OSCILLATIONS IN TRE ATMOSPMSRE BETWEEN 500 MB AND 50 MB A Thesis By Victor Shelby Whitehead Submitted to the Graduate School of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas in partial... fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of January l960 IlaJor subJect - Meteorology A STUDY OP DIURNAL PRESSURE AND TEMPERATURE OSCILLATIONS IN THE ATII)SPHERE BETWEEN 500 MB AND 50 MB A Thesis By Victor Shelby Whitehead Approved as to style...

Whitehead, Victor Shelby

1960-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Discrimination of nuclear explosions against civilian sources based on atmospheric xenon isotopic activity ratios  

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A global monitoring system for atmospheric xenon radioactivity is being established as part of the International Monitoring System that will be used to verify compliance with the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) once the treaty has entered into force. This paper studies isotopic activity ratios to support interpretation of observed atmospheric concentrations of 135Xe, 133mXe, 133Xe and 131mXe. The goal is to distinguish nuclear explosion sources from civilian releases. Simulations of nuclear explosions, empirical data for both test and reactor releases as well as observations by measurement stations of the International Noble Gas Experiment (INGE) are used to provide a proof of concept for the isotopic ratio based method for source discrimination.

Kalinowski, Martin B.; Axelssson, A.; Bean, Marc; Blanchard, X.; Bowyer, Ted W.; Brachet, G.; McIntyre, Justin I.; Peters, Jana; Pistner, Christoph; Raith, Maria; Ringbom, Anders; Saey, P. R.; Schlosser, C.; Stocki, Trevor J.; Taffary, T.; Ungar, R. Kurt

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric Physics and Earth Observations  

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...has been used by atmospheric modelers as a vertical...Ackerman, in Atmospheric Physics from Spacelab...shut-tle allows recovery of the film, we...dry nitrogen at atmospheric pressure. To avoid water condensation on the optical...

M. HERSÉ

1984-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling the barotropic response of the global ocean to atmospheric wind and pressure forcing -comparisons with observations  

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-G. Model outputs are compared to in situ observations with tide gauge data (TG) and bottom pressure gauge data (BPR), and also with T/P altimetric cross over points (noted CO). Intercomparisons were performed/P and Jason altimeters deliver very accurate data sets (within 2 centimeter global error for T/P). How- ever

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A new design criterion based on pressure testing of torispherical heads  

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Two vessels with torispherical heads were pressurized to destruction at the Praxair Tonawanda facility on September 12--13, 1994. The objective was to determine pressures at which observable or measurable indications of failure could be detected. Plastic limit pressures for the two heads were calculated at 190 and 240 psi, respectively. For Vessel 1, the only observable action was a slow formation of some waviness of the knuckle profile at approximately 600 psi. It lost pressure at 700 psi when a crack developed at a nozzle weld at the bottom of the shell. For Vessel 2, no indication of any sign of failure was observed until it burst at a pressure of 1,080 psi by a ductile fracture along the longitudinal weld of the shell. The main conclusion is that there is a problem in the application of the double elastic slope collapse criterion to torispherical heads. It was determined that when using this criterion a collapse pressure signaling excessive deformation cannot be determined with any certainty. Furthermore, the test data do not show anything at any of the calculated collapse pressures that suggests excessive deformation. Thus, the collapse pressures for torispherical heads cannot be confirmed by test. This leads to the inconsistency that if the collapse load is divided by a safety factor, say 1.5, to obtain an allowable pressure, the actual safety margin of the design is not known and may not be 1.5. For a material with sufficient ductility, the use of an estimated burst pressure appears preferable. A design criterion based on the membrane stress at the crown of a torispherical head reaching the ultimate tensile strength is proposed, which is simple, can be supported by theoretical arguments, and is shown to be conservative by current test results as well as by those of two previous test programs.

Kalnins, A. [Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, PA (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics; Rana, M.D. [Praxair, Inc., Tonawanda, NY (United States). Research and Development Dept.

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NETL: Development of a Novel Gas Pressurized Stripping Process-Based  

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Development of a Novel Gas Pressurized Stripping Process-Based Technology for CO2 Capture Development of a Novel Gas Pressurized Stripping Process-Based Technology for CO2 Capture Project No.: DE-FE0007567 Carbon Capture Scientific is developing and testing a novel, proprietary, Gas Pressurized Stripping (GPS) process-based technology for CO2 capture from post-combustion flue gases. GPS process-based technology has many advantages. For the solvent based process it will be able to: Reduce the energy penalty associated with solvent regeneration Increase the CO2 desorption pressure Integrate CO2 capture and compression into one step Reduce CO2 compression needs Reduce solvent degradation These advantages could potentially eliminate CO2 compression entirely, hence reducing the total parasitic power load of a CO2 capture process to about 0.14kWh/kgCO2. This power load is a 60 percent reduction compared to the baseline case of 0.38kWh/kgCO2. The economic impact of this parasitic power reduction is a reduction in the incremental cost of electricity (COE) by about 21 mills/kWh.

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Growth of HfO{sub 2} films using an alternate reaction of HfCl{sub 4} and O{sub 2} under atmospheric pressure  

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HfO{sub 2} films were deposited onto a Si(100) substrate using an alternate reaction of HfCl{sub 4} and O{sub 2} under atmospheric pressure. Self-limiting growth of the HfO{sub 2} was achieved in the range of the growth temperature above 873K. The X-ray diffraction of the HfO{sub 2} films showed a typical diffraction pattern assigned to the monoclinic polycrystalline phase. Residual chloride concentration in HfO{sub 2} films were not higher than 0.1at%. When the growth temperature was 973K, the HfSiO{sub x} is formed in HfO{sub 2} film. This gives effective permittivity value of 9.6 for the HfO{sub 2} film grown at 573K.

Takahashi, Naoyuki [Department of Materials Science and Technology, Faculty of Engineering Shizuoka University, 3-5-1 Johoku, Hamamatu, Shizuoka 432-8561 (Japan)]. E-mail: tntakah@ipc.shizuoka.ac.jp; Nonobe, Shinichi [Department of Materials Science and Technology, Faculty of Engineering Shizuoka University, 3-5-1 Johoku, Hamamatu, Shizuoka 432-8561 (Japan); Nakamura, Takato [Department of Materials Science and Technology, Faculty of Engineering Shizuoka University, 3-5-1 Johoku, Hamamatu, Shizuoka 432-8561 (Japan)

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and apparatus for directing ions and other charged particles generated at near atmospheric pressures into a region under vacuum  

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A method and apparatus for focusing dispersed charged particles. More specifically, a series of elements within a region maintained at a pressure between 10.sup.-1 millibar and 1 bar, each having successively larger apertures forming an ion funnel, wherein RF voltages are applied to the elements so that the RF voltage on any element has phase, amplitude and frequency necessary to define a confinement zone for charged particles of appropriate charge and mass in the interior of the ion funnel, wherein the confinement zone has an acceptance region and an emmitance region and where the acceptance region area is larger than the emmitance region area.

Smith, Richard D. (Richland, WA); Shaffer, Scott A. (Seattle, WA)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessing blood-pressure measurement in tablet-based mHealth apps  

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Assessing blood-pressure measurement in tablet-based mHealth apps Rima Murthy Department, remained supported. Together, these two methods can allow mHealth applications to guide untrained patients with personal medical sensors have proven particularly effective for community health-data collection [3]. Any mHealth

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Pulsed CO{sub 2} laser with an X-ray preioniser based on a high-voltage low-pressure glow discharge  

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An X-ray preioniser with an electron beam energy density of 0.1 J cm{sup -2} based on a high-voltage (20 - 40 kV) low-pressure glow discharge is developed for repetitively pulsed gas lasers. The electron concentration in the CO{sub 2} - N{sub 2} - He mixture as a function of the voltage across the preioniser is calculated for titanium and other foils. The preioniser can be operated both in a single-pulse regime and at pulse repetition rates ranging up to hundreds of Hertz. A specific energy yield of 51 J L{sup -1} is achieved in the X-ray preionised pulsed CO{sub 2} atmospheric-pressure laser. This preioniser was shown to be efficient for other active media (CO and excimer lasers), which opens up new opportunities for the development of repetitively pulsed gas lasers. (lasers)

Oreshkin, V F; Seregin, Aleksandr M; Sinaiskii, V V; Shchetinkina, T A ['Astrofizika' Research and Production Association (Russian Federation); Sorokin, A R [Institute of Semiconductor Physics, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk (Russian Federation)

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Molecule-based approach for computing chemical-reaction rates in upper atmosphere hypersonic flows.  

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This report summarizes the work completed during FY2009 for the LDRD project 09-1332 'Molecule-Based Approach for Computing Chemical-Reaction Rates in Upper-Atmosphere Hypersonic Flows'. The goal of this project was to apply a recently proposed approach for the Direct Simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) method to calculate chemical-reaction rates for high-temperature atmospheric species. The new DSMC model reproduces measured equilibrium reaction rates without using any macroscopic reaction-rate information. Since it uses only molecular properties, the new model is inherently able to predict reaction rates for arbitrary nonequilibrium conditions. DSMC non-equilibrium reaction rates are compared to Park's phenomenological non-equilibrium reaction-rate model, the predominant model for hypersonic-flow-field calculations. For near-equilibrium conditions, Park's model is in good agreement with the DSMC-calculated reaction rates. For far-from-equilibrium conditions, corresponding to a typical shock layer, the difference between the two models can exceed 10 orders of magnitude. The DSMC predictions are also found to be in very good agreement with measured and calculated non-equilibrium reaction rates. Extensions of the model to reactions typically found in combustion flows and ionizing reactions are also found to be in very good agreement with available measurements, offering strong evidence that this is a viable and reliable technique to predict chemical reaction rates.

Gallis, Michail A.; Bond, Ryan Bomar; Torczynski, John Robert

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface modification of biphasic calcium phosphate scaffolds by non-thermal atmospheric pressure nitrogen and air plasma treatment for improving osteoblast attachment and proliferation  

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Abstract Surface modifications induced by non-thermal plasma have been used extensively in biomedical applications. The attachment and proliferation of osteoblast cells are important in bone tissue engineering using scaffolds. Hence the effect of non-thermal plasma on hydroxyapatite/?-tri-calcium phosphate (HA/?-TCP) scaffolds in terms of improving osteoblast attachment and proliferation was investigated. Experimental groups were treated with non-thermal plasma for 10 min and 20 min and a control group was not treated with non-thermal plasma. For surface chemistry analysis, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) analysis was carried out. The hydrophilicity was determined from contact angle measurement on the surface. Atomic force microscopy analysis (AFM) was used to test the change in surface roughness and cell attachment and proliferation were evaluated using MC3T3-E1 osteoblast cells. XPS spectra revealed a decreased amount of carbon on the surface of the plasma-treated sample. The contact angle was also decreased following plasma treatment, indicating improved hydrophilicity of plasma-treated surfaces compared to the untreated disc. A significant increase in MC3T3E-1 cell attachment and proliferation was noted on plasma-treated samples as compared to untreated specimens. The results suggest that non-thermal atmospheric pressure nitrogen and air plasma treatments provide beneficial surface characteristics on HA/?-TCP scaffolds.

Yu-Ri Choi; Jae-Sung Kwon; Doo-Hoon Song; Eun Ha Choi; Yong-Keun Lee; Kyoung-Nam Kim; Kwang-Mahn Kim

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Characteristics of high-purity Cu thin films deposited on polyimide by radio-frequency Ar/H2 atmospheric-pressure plasma jet  

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With a view to fabricating future flexible electronic devices an atmospheric-pressure plasma jet driven by 13.56?MHz radio-frequency power is developed for depositing Cu thin films on polyimide where a Cu wire inserted inside the quartz tube was used as the evaporation source. A polyimide substrate is placed on a water-cooled copper heat sink to prevent it from being thermally damaged. With the aim of preventing oxidation of the deposited Cu film we investigated the effect of adding H2 to Ar plasma on film characteristics. Theoretical fitting of the OH emission line in OES spectrum revealed that adding H2 gas significantly increased the rotational temperature roughly from 800 to 1500?K. The LMM Auger spectroscopy analysis revealed that higher-purity Cu films were synthesized on polyimide by adding hydrogen gas. A possible explanation for the enhancement in the Cu film deposition rate and improvement of purity of Cu films by H2 gas addition is that atomic hydrogen produced by the plasma plays important roles in heating the gas to promote the evaporation of Cu atoms from the Cu wire and removing oxygen from copper oxide components via reduction reaction.

P. Zhao; W. Zheng; Y. D. Meng; M. Nagatsu

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Simultaneous determination of nine trace mono- and di-chlorophenols in water by ion chromatography atmospheric pressure chemical ionization mass spectrometry  

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A novel analytical method was proposed for the rapidly simultaneous determination of nine mono-chlorophenols (MCPs) and di-chlorophenols (DCPs) in water samples using eluent generator ion chromatography (IC) coupled with an atmospheric pressure chemical ionization mass spectrometry (APCI-MS) in the negative mode. The IC separation was carried out on an IonPac® AS11 analytical column (250 mm × 4.0 mm) using gradient KOH containing 15% acetonitrile as organic modifier at a constant flow rate of 1.0 mL/min. The molecular ions m/z [M ? H]? 127 and 161 were selected for the quantification in selected ion monitoring (SIM) mode for \\{MCPs\\} and DCPs, respectively. The average recoveries were between 80.6% and 92.6%. Within-day and day-to-day relative standard deviations were less than 12.1% and 13.3%, respectively. The method allowed the nine objective compounds in water samples to be determined at ?g/L levels. It was confirmed that this method could be used in routine analysis.

Micong Jin; Yiwen Yang

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Microcrystalline Si films grown at low temperatures (90-220 deg. C) with high rates in atmospheric-pressure VHF plasma  

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This work deals with the structural properties of microcrystalline silicon (muc-Si:H) films grown at low temperatures (90-220 deg. C) with high rates in atmospheric-pressure He/H{sub 2}/SiH{sub 4} plasma, which is excited by a 150 MHz very high frequency power using a porous carbon electrode. This plasma permits to enhance the chemical reactions both in gas phase and on the film-growing surface, while suppressing ion impingement upon the surface. Raman crystalline volume fractions of the muc-Si:H films are studied in detail as functions of film thickness and substrate temperature (T{sub sub}). The results show that the muc-Si:H film deposited with 50 (SCCM) (SCCM denotes standard cubic centimeters per minute at STP) SiH{sub 4} has no amorphous transition layers at the film/substrate interface in spite of the high deposition rate of 6.4 nm/s, which is verified by the cross sectional observations with a transmission electron microscope. In addition, the T{sub sub} dependence of Raman crystallinity of the muc-Si:H films indicates that a highly crystallized muc-Si:H film grows even when T{sub sub} is reduced to 90 deg. C. Further systematic studies are needed for both device applications and deposition on thermally sensitive plastic materials.

Kakiuchi, Hiroaki; Ohmi, Hiromasa; Ouchi, Kentaro; Tabuchi, Keita; Yasutake, Kiyoshi [Department of Precision Science and Technology, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamada-oka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan)

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Preparation of TiO{sub 2} thin films on the inner surface of a quartz tube using atmospheric-pressure microplasma  

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Titanium dioxide (TiO{sub 2}) thin films were prepared on the inner surface of a quartz tube, with inner and outer diameters of 1 and 3 mm, respectively, using plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition with titanium tetraisopropoxide and oxygen (O{sub 2}) as reactants and helium as the carrier gas at atmospheric pressure. A microplasma was generated inside the tube by rf (13.56 MHz) excitation using externally attached parallel-plate electrodes. The characteristics of the deposited films were examined by scanning electron microscopy, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and x-ray diffraction. A typical as-deposited film had an amorphous structure with a smooth surface and was transparent. With increasing O{sub 2} concentration in the plasma gas phase, the deposited film surface was covered with a large number of TiO{sub 2} nanoparticles. However, the deposited films were a mixture of TiO{sub 2} and amorphous carbon and showed rough surface in the absence of O{sub 2} in the source gas. The effects of the O{sub 2} concentration in the plasma gas on the characteristics of the deposited TiO{sub 2} films are discussed on the basis of the analysis of the gas species generated in the plasma using optical emission spectroscopy.

Yoshiki, Hiroyuki; Saito, Taku [Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Tsuruoka National College of Technology, 104 Inooka-Sawada, Tsuruoka, Yamagata 997-8511 (Japan)

2008-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis and experimental study on formation conditions of large-scale barrier-free diffuse atmospheric pressure air plasmas in repetitive pulse mode  

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Atmospheric air diffuse plasmas have enormous application potential in various fields of science and technology. Without dielectric barrier, generating large-scale air diffuse plasmas is always a challenging issue. This paper discusses and analyses the formation mechanism of cold homogenous plasma. It is proposed that generating stable diffuse atmospheric plasmas in open air should meet the three conditions: high transient power with low average power, excitation in low average E-field with locally high E-field region, and multiple overlapping electron avalanches. Accordingly, an experimental configuration of generating large-scale barrier-free diffuse air plasmas is designed. Based on runaway electron theory, a low duty-ratio, high voltage repetitive nanosecond pulse generator is chosen as a discharge excitation source. Using the wire-electrodes with small curvature radius, the gaps with highly non-uniform E-field are structured. Experimental results show that the volume-scaleable, barrier-free, homogeneous air non-thermal plasmas have been obtained between the gap spacing with the copper-wire electrodes. The area of air cold plasmas has been up to hundreds of square centimeters. The proposed formation conditions of large-scale barrier-free diffuse air plasmas are proved to be reasonable and feasible.

Li, Lee, E-mail: leeli@mail.hust.edu.cn; Liu, Lun; Liu, Yun-Long; Bin, Yu; Ge, Ya-Feng; Lin, Fo-Chang [State Key Laboratory of Advanced Electromagnetic Engineering and Technology, School of Electric and Electronic Engineering, HuaZhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan 430074 (China)

2014-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Chemiluminescence-based multivariate sensing of local equivalence ratios in premixed atmospheric methane-air flames  

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Chemiluminescence emissions from OH*, CH*, C2, and CO2 formed within the reaction zone of premixed flames depend upon the fuel-air equivalence ratio in the burning mixture. In the present paper, a new partial least square regression (PLS-R) based multivariate sensing methodology is investigated and compared with an OH*/CH* intensity ratio-based calibration model for sensing equivalence ratio in atmospheric methane-air premixed flames. Five replications of spectral data at nine different equivalence ratios ranging from 0.73 to 1.48 were used in the calibration of both models. During model development, the PLS-R model was initially validated with the calibration data set using the leave-one-out cross validation technique. Since the PLS-R model used the entire raw spectral intensities, it did not need the nonlinear background subtraction of CO2 emission that is required for typical OH*/CH* intensity ratio calibrations. An unbiased spectral data set (not used in the PLS-R model development), for 28 different equivalence ratio conditions ranging from 0.71 to 1.67, was used to predict equivalence ratios using the PLS-R and the intensity ratio calibration models. It was found that the equivalence ratios predicted with the PLS-R based multivariate calibration model matched the experimentally measured equivalence ratios within 7%; whereas, the OH*/CH* intensity ratio calibration grossly underpredicted equivalence ratios in comparison to measured equivalence ratios, especially under rich conditions ( > 1.2). The practical implications of the chemiluminescence-based multivariate equivalence ratio sensing methodology are also discussed.

Tripathi, Markandey M.; Krishnan, Sundar R.; Srinivasan, Kalyan K.; Yueh, Fang-Yu; Singh, Jagdish P.

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical and electrical characterization of an atmospheric pressure microplasma jet for Ar/CH{sub 4} and Ar/C{sub 2}H{sub 2} mixtures  

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A rf microplasma jet working at atmospheric pressure has been characterized for Ar, He, and Ar/CH{sub 4} and Ar/C{sub 2}H{sub 2} mixtures. The microdischarge has a coaxial configuration, with a gap between the inner and outer electrodes of 250 {mu}m. The main flow runs through the gap of the coaxial structure, while the reactive gases are inserted through a capillary as inner electrode. The discharge is excited using a rf of 13.56 MHz, and rms voltages around 200-250 V and rms currents of 0.4-0.6 A are obtained. Electron densities around 8x10{sup 20} m{sup -3} and gas temperatures lower than 400 K have been measured using optical emission spectroscopy for main flows of 3 slm and inner capillary flows of 160 SCCM. By adjusting the flows, the flow pattern prevents the mixing of the reactive species with the ambient air in the discharge region, so that no traces of air are found even when the microplasma is operated in an open atmosphere. This is shown in Ar/CH{sub 4} and Ar/C{sub 2}H{sub 2} plasmas, where no CO and CN species are present and the optical emission spectroscopy spectra are mainly dominated by CH and C{sub 2} bands. The ratio of these two species follows different trends with the amount of precursor for Ar/CH{sub 4} and Ar/C{sub 2}H{sub 2} mixtures, showing the presence of distinct chemistries in each of them. In Ar/C{sub 2}H{sub 2} plasmas, CH{sub x} species are produced mainly by electron impact dissociation of C{sub 2}H{sub 2} molecules, and the CH{sub x}/C{sub 2}H{sub x} ratio is independent of the precursor amount. In Ar/CH{sub 4} mixtures, C{sub 2}H{sub x} species are formed mainly by recombination of CH{sub x} species through three-body reactions, so that the CH{sub x}/C{sub 2}H{sub x} ratio depends on the amount of CH{sub 4} present in the mixture. All these properties make our microplasma design of great interest for applications such as thin film growth or surface treatment.

Yanguas-Gil, A.; Focke, K.; Benedikt, J.; Keudell, A. von [Arbeitsgruppe Reaktive Plasmen, Fakultaet fuer Physik und Astronomie, Ruhr Universitaet Bochum, Universitaetsstrasse 150, 44780 Bochum (Germany)

2007-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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On the use of the double floating probe method to infer the difference between the electron and the heavy particles temperatures in an atmospheric pressure, vortex-stabilized nitrogen plasma jet  

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Sweeping double probe measurements in an atmospheric pressure direct current vortex-stabilized plasma jet are reported (plasma conditions: 100 A discharge current, N{sub 2} gas flow rate of 25 Nl/min, thoriated tungsten rod-type cathode, copper anode with 5 mm inner diameter). The interpretation of the double probe characteristic was based on a generalization of the standard double floating probe formulae for non-uniform plasmas coupled to a non-equilibrium plasma composition model. Perturbations caused by the current to the probe together with collisional and thermal processes inside the probe perturbed region were taken into account. Radial values of the average electron and heavy particle temperatures as well as the electron density were obtained. The calculation of the temperature values did not require any specific assumption about a temperature relationship between different particle species. An electron temperature of 10?900 ± 900 K, a heavy particle temperature of 9300 ± 900 K, and an electron density of about 3.5 × 10{sup 22} m{sup ?3} were found at the jet centre at 3.5 mm downstream from the torch exit. Large deviations from kinetic equilibrium were found toward the outer border of the plasma jet. These results showed good agreement with those previously reported by the authors by using a single probe technique. The calculations have shown that this method is particularly useful for studying spraying-type plasma torches operated at power levels of about 15 kW.

Prevosto, L., E-mail: prevosto@waycom.com.ar; Mancinelli, B. R. [Grupo de Descargas Eléctricas, Departamento Ingeniería Electromecánica, Facultad Regional Venado Tuerto (UTN), Laprida 651, 2600 Venado Tuerto, Santa Fe (Argentina)] [Grupo de Descargas Eléctricas, Departamento Ingeniería Electromecánica, Facultad Regional Venado Tuerto (UTN), Laprida 651, 2600 Venado Tuerto, Santa Fe (Argentina); Kelly, H. [Grupo de Descargas Eléctricas, Departamento Ingeniería Electromecánica, Facultad Regional Venado Tuerto (UTN), Laprida 651, 2600 Venado Tuerto, Santa Fe (Argentina) [Grupo de Descargas Eléctricas, Departamento Ingeniería Electromecánica, Facultad Regional Venado Tuerto (UTN), Laprida 651, 2600 Venado Tuerto, Santa Fe (Argentina); Instituto de Física del Plasma (CONICET), Departamento de Física, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales (UBA) Ciudad Universitaria Pab. I, 1428 Buenos Aires (Argentina)

2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy characteristics of an electron-beam-controlled atmospheric-pressure CO/sub 2/ laser utilizing CO/sub 2/--N/sub 2/--H/sub 2/O mixtures  

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An experimental investigation was made of the energy characteristics of a pulsed electron-beam-controlled atmospheric-pressure CO/sub 2/ laser utilizing CO/sub 2/--N/sub 2/--H/sub 2/O mixtures as a function of the gas mixture composition, of the electric field strength, and of the specific pump power. The energy parameters of the laser were calculated for the experimental conditions. Qualitative and quantitative agreement was obtained between the calculated and experimentally measured data.

Krasyukov, A.G.; Likhanskii, V.V.; Naumov, V.G.; Panchenko, Y.M.; Petrushevich, Y.V.; Pis'mennyi, V.D.; Shachkin, L.V.

1983-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of POLDER Apparent and Corrected Oxygen Pressure to ARM/MMCR Cloud Boundary Pressures  

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POLDER (POLarization and Directionality of the Earth’s Reflectances) cloud oxygen pressures are compared to cloud boundary pressures obtained from the combination of Lidar and Millimeter Wave Cloud Radar ground measurements located at the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Southern Great Plains (SGP) site. Without ground reflection correction, the apparent pressures are found to be closer to the mean cloud pressure than to the cloud top pressure. Nevertheless, for almost a quarter of our comparison cases the apparent pressure level is found to be below the cloud base level. This problem practically disappears applying a simple correction for the surface reflection effect. The corrected oxygen pressures are then found to be very close (12 hPa on average) to the mean cloud pressure.

Vanbauce, Claudine; Cadet, Bertrand; Marchand, Roger T.

2003-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Vaporization of bulk metals into single-digit nanoparticles by non-thermal plasma filaments in atmospheric pressure dielectric barrier discharges  

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Abstract A compact, inexpensive and simple dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) design is presented with related electro-thermal properties for the production of metal nanoparticles. Nanoparticle formation and growth mechanisms are depicted from size distributions and chemical analyses of particles collected just after the 70 kHz DBD in nitrogen. At first, it is confirmed that the initial local vapor flux is produced from the spots of interaction between plasma filaments and different metal electrodes (Au, Ag, and Cu). Amorphous and crystalline pure metal primary nanoparticles with diameters below 5 nm are then produced by physical nucleation in expanding vapors jets. Finally, some small agglomerates with diameters still below 5 nm are also formed by ballistic agglomeration of a fraction of these primary particles. This happens at the end of the vapor jet expansion, as well as after the production during the transit between subsequent filaments in the DBD. The first local agglomeration step can be limited at reduced energy per filament by lowering the initial vapor flux in smaller gaps, while the second growth step depends on the transit time in the DBD. Hence, such “low” energy plasma filaments (up to a few tens of µJ) lower the initial vapor flux to control the agglomeration. DBD were thus successfully tested for the production of tailored nanoparticles with tunable size, controlled morphology of spherical agglomerates and the same composition as the metal electrode. The production per unit energy (mol J?1) is related to both plasma and material properties. Besides, neglecting vapor and nanoparticles losses, the mass production rate (g s?1) depends on the input power related to the product of the energy controlling the production per filament times the number of filaments per second, for any given material. This non-thermal plasma process presents great potentialities for nano-technologies since it is performed at atmospheric pressure and can be used to reach size-dependent properties of nano-materials, without any gaseous precursor or solvent.

J.-P. Borra; N. Jidenko; J. Hou; A. Weber

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Cook-off of an HMX Based Explosive: Pressure Gauge Experiments and Modeling  

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Safety issues related to thermal cook-off are important for handling and storing explosive devices. Violence of event as a function of confinement is important for prediction of collateral events. There are major issues, which require an understanding of the following events: (1) transit to detonation of a pressure wave from a cook-off event, (2) sensitivity of HMX based explosives changes with thermally induced phase transitions and (3) the potential danger of neighboring explosive devices being affected by a cook-off reaction. Results of cook-off events of known size, confinement and thermal history allows for development and/or calibrating computer models for calculating events that are difficult to measure experimentally.

Urtiew, P A; Forbes, J W; Tarver, C M; Garcia, F; Greenwood, D W; Vandersall, K S

2002-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

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University Collection: Engineering 2 Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jet Treatment of Polyethylene Surfaces for Summary: Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jet Treatment of Polyethylene...

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competencies Atmospheric Chemistry Atmospheric Chemistry is the study of the composition of the atmosphere, the sources and fates of gases and particles in air, and changes induced...

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Sensitive multi-photon nonlinear laser spectroscopic methods for isotope analysis in atmospheric and environmental applications  

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measurements in atmospheric pressure plasma. However, nonean atmospheric radio-frequency inductively coupled plasma (atmospheric atomizer. Also, the inductively coupled plasma

Lyons, Wendy Jean

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-Proliferative, Thorium-Based, Core and Fuel Cycle for Pressurized Water Reactors  

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Two of the major barriers to the expansion of worldwide adoption of nuclear power are related to proliferation potential of the nuclear fuel cycle and issues associated with the final disposal of spent fuel. The Radkowsky Thorium Fuel (RTF) concept proposed by Professor A. Radkowsky offers a partial solution to these problems. The main idea of the concept is the utilization of the seed-blanket unit (SBU) fuel assembly geometry which is a direct replacement for a 'conventional' assembly in either a Russian pressurized water reactor (VVER-1000) or a Western pressurized water reactor (PWR). The seed-blanket fuel assembly consists of a fissile (U) zone, known as seed, and a fertile (Th) zone known as blanket. The separation of fissile and fertile allows separate fuel management schemes for the thorium part of the fuel (a subcritical 'blanket') and the 'driving' part of the core (a supercritical 'seed'). The design objective for the blanket is an efficient generation and in-situ fissioning of the U233 isotope, while the design objective for the seed is to supply neutrons to the blanket in a most economic way, i.e. with minimal investment of natural uranium. The introduction of thorium as a fertile component in the nuclear fuel cycle significantly reduces the quantity of plutonium production and modifies its isotopic composition, reducing the overall proliferation potential of the fuel cycle. Thorium based spent fuel also contains fewer higher actinides, hence reducing the long-term radioactivity of the spent fuel. The analyses show that the RTF core can satisfy the requirements of fuel cycle length, and the safety margins of conventional pressurized water reactors. The coefficients of reactivity are comparable to currently operating VVER's/PWR's. The major feature of the RTF cycle is related to the total amount of spent fuel discharged for each cycle from the reactor core. The fuel management scheme adopted for RTF core designs allows a significant decrease in the amount of discharged spent fuel, for a given energy production, compared with standard VVER/PWR. The total Pu production rate of RTF cycles is only 30 % of standard reactor. In addition, the isotopic compositions of the RTF's and standard reactor grade Pu are markedly different due to the very high burnup accumulated by the RTF spent fuel.

Todosow M.; Todosow M.; Raitses, G. (BNL) Galperin, A. (Ben Gurion University)

2009-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Knowledge base expert system control of spatial xenon oscillations in pressurized water reactors  

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Current xenon oscillation control methods used in pressurized water reactors are knowledge intensive, and heuristic in nature. An expert system is developed to implement the heuristic constant axial offset control procedure to aid reactor operators in increasing the plant reliability by reducing the human error component of the failure probability. An expert system is written in the production system language, OPS5, with a forward chaining algorithm. It samples the reactor core with a certain time interval, evaluates the core status to determine the necessary corrective actions in terms of reactivity insertion, and selects the control parameter to realize this reactivity insertion. The amount of control action is determined using a knowledge base which consists of the differential rod worth curves, and the boron reactivity worth of a given reactor. The controller has been tested using a one-dimesional core model for verification of the rules and the code. It has been shown that, having the reactor dependent parameters in its knowledge base, the controller is able to follow a typical load demand for a daily cycle of a reactor, and is able to keep the axial offset within a target band.

Serhat Alten; Richard A Danofsky

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New retaining wall design criteria based on lateral earth pressure measurements  

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. , 72 1X LIST OF FIGURES Figures Page Condition of Active Rankine State, Cantilever Wall . . 3 Cross Section of Cantilever Wall Location of Earth Pressure Cells, Cantilever Wall Movement Measurement Scheme, Cantilever Wall. 12 Measured Lateral... INTRODUCTION Earth Pressure Theories -- The principles of limiting equilibrium mechanics are used to desiqn earth retaining structures. In this approach the pressures that would exist at a failure condition are predicted from Coulomb or Rankine (13...

Wright, William Vincent

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Steam Gasification of Coal at Low?Medium (600?800 °C) Temperature with Simultaneous CO2 Capture in a Bubbling Fluidized Bed at Atmospheric Pressure. 2. Results and Recommendations for Scaling Up  

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Steam Gasification of Coal at Low?Medium (600?800 °C) Temperature with Simultaneous CO2 Capture in a Bubbling Fluidized Bed at Atmospheric Pressure. ... Once the existence of segregation in the bed of the gasifier with the particles' sizes used for coal and for the CaO in the preliminary tests are confirmed and analyzed, the particle size of the coal was increased to 0.4?2.0 ... In general small differences in d. readily lead to segregation while quite differently sized particles are fairly easily mixed. ...

Jose Corella; Jose M. Toledo; Gregorio Molina

2008-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric Water Vapor Pressure over Land Surfaces: A Generic Algorithm with Data Input Limited to Air Temperature, Precipitation and Geographic Location  

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A lack of information for surface water vapor pressure (WVP) represents a major impediment to model-assisted ecosystem analysis for understanding plant-environment interactions or for projecting biospheric re...

X. Yin

1999-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An improved approach for hydrogen analysis in metal samples using single laser-induced gas plasma and target plasma at helium atmospheric pressure  

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We report in this paper the results of an experimental study on hydrogen analysis of solid samples in high pressure helium ambient gas employing the basic scheme of laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS)....

S.N. Abdulmadjid; M.M. Suliyanti; K.H. Kurniawan; T.J. Lie; M. Pardede…

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Linear model-based estimation of blood pressure and cardiac output for Normal and Paranoid cases  

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Provisioning a generic simple linear mathematical model for Paranoid and Healthy cases leading to auxiliary investigation of the neuroleptic drugs effect imposed on cardiac output (CO) and blood pressure (BP). Multi-input single output system identification ... Keywords: Blood pressure, Cardiac output, Heart rate, MISO transfer function, Stroke volume, System identification

Mohamed Abdelkader Aboamer, Ahmad Taher Azar, Khaled Wahba, Abdallah S. Mohamed

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ch.6 Atmospheric and Oceanic Circulations  

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difference in air pressure. #12;Measure Air Pressure-- Mercury Barometer ·Seal the glass tube at one end of latitude. Meridional flows Zonal flows #12;Learning Objective Two: Air Pressure #12;Air Pressure Atmospheric pressure is the force per unit area exerted against a surface by the weight of air above

Pan, Feifei

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Geodesic Transport Barriers in Jupiter's Atmosphere: A Video-Based Analysis  

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Jupiter's zonal jets and Great Red Spot are well known from still images. Yet the planet's atmosphere is highly unsteady, which suggests that the actual material transport barriers delineating its main features should be time-dependent. Rare video footages of Jupiter's clouds provide an opportunity to verify this expectation from optically reconstructed velocity fields. Available videos, however, provide short-time and temporally aperiodic velocity fields that defy classical dynamical systems analyses focused on asymptotic features. To this end, we use here the recent theory of geodesic transport barriers to uncover finite-time mixing barriers in the wind field extracted from a video captured by NASA's Cassini space mission. More broadly, the approach described here provides a systematic and frame-invariant way to extract dynamic coherent structures from time-resolved remote observations of unsteady continua.

Alireza Hadjighasem; George Haller

2014-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

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1 - Solubility of Atmospheric Gases in Freshwater  

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This chapter presents tabular information on the standard air saturation concentration (moist air at 1 atm) for oxygen, nitrogen, argon, and carbon dioxide gas in terms of ?mol/kg, mg/L, and mL/L; and in terms of Bunsen coefficients L real gas/(L atm); mg real gas/(L mmHg); and mg real gas/(L kPa) for 0–40°C and freshwater conditions. Because the mole fraction of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is changing, solubility information is provided for 2010 (390 ?atm) and for 2030 (440 ?atm) based on projected atmospheric values. Tabular information is also provided to allow computation of standard air saturation concentrations of carbon dioxide gas directly as a function of atmospheric mole fraction. Conversion factors are presented to convert these concentrations to other commonly used units. Equations and tabular information are provided to compute air saturation concentration for moist air at local barometric pressure for the four atmospheric gases. Because of the importance of dissolved oxygen in biological processes, the air solubility concentration is also presented as a function of elevation for both metric and English elevations. Equations and tabular information are provided to allow conversion of concentrations in mg/L to partial pressures in mmHg. Sample problems are included for representative examples. Keywords gas solubility, freshwater, oxygen, nitrogen, argon, carbon dioxide, standard air solubility, air solubility, Bunsen coefficients, partial pressures

John Colt

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Thermal cook-off of an HMX based explosive: Pressure gauge experiments and modeling  

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Safety issues related to thermal cook-off are important for handling and storing explosive ... to detonation of a pressure wave from a cook-off event, (2) sensitivity of changes in ... of neighboring explosive de...

P. A. Urtiew; J. W. Forbes; C. M. Tarver…

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GSOD Based Daily Global Mean Surface Temperature and Mean Sea Level Air Pressure (1982-2011)  

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This data product contains all the gridded data set at 1/4 degree resolution in ASCII format. Both mean temperature and mean sea level air pressure data are available. It also contains the GSOD data (1982-2011) from NOAA site, contains station number, location, temperature and pressures (sea level and station level). The data package also contains information related to the data processing methods

Xuan Shi, Dali Wang

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GSOD Based Daily Global Mean Surface Temperature and Mean Sea Level Air Pressure (1982-2011)  

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This data product contains all the gridded data set at 1/4 degree resolution in ASCII format. Both mean temperature and mean sea level air pressure data are available. It also contains the GSOD data (1982-2011) from NOAA site, contains station number, location, temperature and pressures (sea level and station level). The data package also contains information related to the data processing methods

Xuan Shi, Dali Wang

2014-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a GPU-based high-performance radiative transfer model for the Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (IASI)  

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Satellite-observed radiance is a nonlinear functional of surface properties and atmospheric temperature and absorbing gas profiles as described by the radiative transfer equation (RTE). In the era of hyperspectral sounders with thousands of high-resolution channels, the computation of the radiative transfer model becomes more time-consuming. The radiative transfer model performance in operational numerical weather prediction systems still limits the number of channels we can use in hyperspectral sounders to only a few hundreds. To take the full advantage of such high-resolution infrared observations, a computationally efficient radiative transfer model is needed to facilitate satellite data assimilation. In recent years the programmable commodity graphics processing unit (GPU) has evolved into a highly parallel, multi-threaded, many-core processor with tremendous computational speed and very high memory bandwidth. The radiative transfer model is very suitable for the GPU implementation to take advantage of the hardware's efficiency and parallelism where radiances of many channels can be calculated in parallel in GPUs. In this paper, we develop a GPU-based high-performance radiative transfer model for the Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (IASI) launched in 2006 onboard the first European meteorological polar-orbiting satellites, METOP-A. Each IASI spectrum has 8461 spectral channels. The IASI radiative transfer model consists of three modules. The first module for computing the regression predictors takes less than 0.004% of CPU time, while the second module for transmittance computation and the third module for radiance computation take approximately 92.5% and 7.5%, respectively. Our GPU-based IASI radiative transfer model is developed to run on a low-cost personal supercomputer with four GPUs with total 960 compute cores, delivering near 4 TFlops theoretical peak performance. By massively parallelizing the second and third modules, we reached 364x speedup for 1 GPU and 1455x speedup for all 4 GPUs, both with respect to the original CPU-based single-threaded Fortran code with the -O{sub 2} compiling optimization. The significant 1455x speedup using a computer with four GPUs means that the proposed GPU-based high-performance forward model is able to compute one day's amount of 1,296,000 IASI spectra within nearly 10 min, whereas the original single CPU-based version will impractically take more than 10 days. This model runs over 80% of the theoretical memory bandwidth with asynchronous data transfer. A novel CPU-GPU pipeline implementation of the IASI radiative transfer model is proposed. The GPU-based high-performance IASI radiative transfer model is suitable for the assimilation of the IASI radiance observations into the operational numerical weather forecast model.

Huang Bormin, E-mail: bormin@ssec.wisc.ed [Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison (United States); Mielikainen, Jarno [Department of Computer Science, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio (Finland); Oh, Hyunjong; Allen Huang, Hung-Lung [Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison (United States)

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Steam gasification of coal at low-medium (600-800{sup o}C) temperature with simultaneous CO{sub 2} capture in fluidized bed at atmospheric pressure: The effect of inorganic species. 1. Literature review and comments  

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This paper addresses the H{sub 2} production with simultaneous CO{sub 2} capture by steam gasification of coal in a fluidized bed, at low/medium temperatures (600-800{sup o}C) and atmospheric pressure. This work is mainly aimed at reviewing the effects of the inorganic species present in the matrix of the coal or added to the gasifier bed. The most promising species seems to be the calcined limestone (CaO), which intervenes in the overall gasification reaction network in at least five different types of reactions. The effectiveness of the CaO for CO{sub 2} capture in the coal gasifier is, therefore, affected/influenced by the other four simultaneous or competitive types of reactions in the gasifier. The effects of the temperature in the gasifier and of the (CaO/coal) ratio fed to the gasifier are finally reviewed and discussed in detail.

Corella, J.; Toledo, J.M.; Molina, G. [Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid (Spain). Dept. for Chemical Engineering

2006-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of a non-thermal, atmospheric-pressure, plasma brush on conversion of model self-etch adhesive formulations compared to conventional photo-polymerization  

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Objective To determine the effectiveness and efficiency of non-thermal, atmospheric plasmas for inducing polymerization of model dental self-etch adhesives. Methods The monomer mixtures used were bis-[2-(methacryloyloxy)ethyl] phosphate (2MP) and 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA), with mass ratios of 70/30, 50/50 and 30/70. Water was added to the above formulations: 10–30 wt%. These monomer/water mixtures were treated steadily for 40 s under a non-thermal atmospheric plasma brush working at temperatures from 32 to 35 °C. For comparison, photo-initiators were added to the above formulations for photo-polymerization studies, which were light-cured for 40 s. The degree of conversion (DC) of both the plasma- and light-cured samples was measured using FTIR spectroscopy with an attenuated total reflectance attachment. Results The non-thermal plasma brush was effective in inducing polymerization of the model self-etch adhesives. The presence of water did not negatively affect the DC of plasma-cured samples. Indeed, DC values slightly increased, with increasing water content in adhesives: from 58.3% to 68.7% when the water content increased from 10% to 30% in the adhesives with a 50/50 (2MP/HEMA) mass ratio. Conversion values of the plasma-cured groups were higher than those of light-cured samples with the same mass ratio and water content. Spectral differences between the plasma- and light-cured groups indicate subtle structural distinctions in the resultant polymer networks. Significance This research if the first to demonstrate that the non-thermal plasma brush induces polymerization of model adhesives under clinical settings by direct/indirect energy transfer. This device shows promise for polymerization of dental composite restorations having enhanced properties and performance.

Mingsheng Chen; Ying Zhang; Xiaomei Yao; Hao Li; Qingsong Yu; Yong Wang

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamics of Planetary Atmospheres  

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pressure (bars) N2 82%; Ar 12%; CH4 6%CO2 96.5%; N2 3.5%Atmospheric composition 26177Orbital inclination (1992) orbiter ­ Winds from cloud-tracking and probe drifts ­ IR temperatures, solar-fixed tides, polar-Huygens mission (from 2005) ­ Doppler wind descent profile ­ IR temperature and composition maps ­ Visible, IR

Read, Peter L.

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Operation of a THGEM-based detector in low-pressure Helium  

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In view of a possible application as a charge-particle track readout for an Active Target Time Projection Chamber (AT-TPC), the operating properties of THick Gaseous Electron Multipliers (THGEM) in pure low-pressure Helium were investigated. This paper includes the effective gain dependence on pressure for different detector configurations (single-, double-, triple-cascade setup), long-term gain stability and energy resolution from tracks of 5.5 MeV alpha particles. Stable operational conditions and maximum detector gains of 10^4-10^7 have been achieved in pure Helium at pressure ranging from 100 torr up to 760 torr. Energy resolution of 6.65% (FWHM) for 690 keV of energy deposited by 5.5 MeV alpha particles at 350 torr was measured. The expected energy resolution for the full track is around 2.4% (FWHM). These results, together with the robustness of THGEM electrodes against spark damage, make THGEM structures highly competitive compared to other technologies considered for TPC applications in an active targ...

Cortesi, Marco; Stolz, Andreas

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Asymmetric Yield Function Based on the Stress Invariants for Pressure Sensitive Metals  

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A general asymmetric yield function is proposed with dependence on the stress invariants for pressure sensitive metals. The pressure sensitivity of the proposed yield function is consistent with the experimental result of Spitzig and Richmond (1984) for steel and aluminum alloys while the asymmetry of the third invariant is preserved to model strength differential (SD) effect of pressure insensitive materials. The proposed yield function is transformed in the space of the stress triaxaility, the von Mises stress and the normalized invariant to theoretically investigate the possible reason of the SD effect. The proposed plasticity model is further extended to characterize the anisotropic behavior of metals both in tension and compression. The extension of the yield function is realized by introducing two distinct fourth-order linear transformation tensors of the stress tensor for the second and third invariants, respectively. The extended yield function reasonably models the evolution of yield surfaces for a zirconium clock-rolled plate during in-plane and through-thickness compression reported by Plunkett et al. (2007). The extended yield function is also applied to describe the orthotropic behavior of a face-centered cubic metal of AA 2008-T4 and two hexagonal close-packed metals of high-purity-titanium and AZ31 magnesium alloy. The orthotropic behavior predicted by the generalized model is compared with experimental results of these metals. The comparison validates that the proposed yield function provides sufficient predictability on SD effect and anisotropic behavior both in tension and compression. When it is necessary to consider r-value anisotropy, the proposed function is efficient to be used with nonassociated flow plasticity by introducing a separate plastic potential for the consideration of r-values as shown in Stoughton & Yoon (2004, 2009).

Jeong Wahn Yoon; Yanshan Lou; Jong Hun Yoon; Michael V. Glazoff

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rheological properties of oil-based drilling fluids at high temperature and high pressure  

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The rheological properties of two kinds of oil-based drilling fluids with typically composition were studied at ... The major factor influencing the rheological properties of oil-based drilling fluids is temperat...

Sheng-ying Zhao ???; Jie-nian Yan ???…

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Innovative high pressure gas MEM's based neutron detector for ICF and active SNM detection.  

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An innovative helium3 high pressure gas detection system, made possible by utilizing Sandia's expertise in Micro-electrical Mechanical fluidic systems, is proposed which appears to have many beneficial performance characteristics with regards to making these neutron measurements in the high bremsstrahlung and electrical noise environments found in High Energy Density Physics experiments and especially on the very high noise environment generated on the fast pulsed power experiments performed here at Sandia. This same system may dramatically improve active WMD and contraband detection as well when employed with ultrafast (10-50 ns) pulsed neutron sources.

Martin, Shawn Bryan; Derzon, Mark Steven; Renzi, Ronald F.; Chandler, Gordon Andrew

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pressure Wave Measurements from Thermal Cook-Off of an HMX Based High Explosive PBX 9501  

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A better understanding of thermal cook-off is important for safe handling and storing explosive devices. A number of safety issues exist about what occurs when a cased explosive thermally cooks off. For example, violence of the events as a function of confinement are important for predictions of collateral damage. This paper demonstrates how adjacent materials can be gauged to measure the resulting pressure wave and how this wave propagates in this adjacent material. The output pulse from the thermal cook-off explosive containing fixture is of obvious interest for assessing many scenarios.

Garcia, F; Forbes, J W; Tarver, C M; Urtiew, P A; Greenwood, D W; Vandersall, K S

2001-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Pressure wave measurements from thermal cook-off of an HMX based high explosive  

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A better understanding of thermal cook-off is important for safe handling and storing explosive devices. A number of safety issues exist about what occurs when a cased explosive thermally cooks off. For example, violence of the events as a function of confinement are important for predictions of collateral damage. This paper demonstrates how adjacent materials can be gauged to measure the resulting pressure wave and how this wave propagates in this adjacent material. The output pulse from the thermal cook-off explosive containing fixture is of obvious interest for assessing many scenarios.

Forbes, J W; Tarver, C M; Urtiew, P A; Garcia, F; Greenwood, D W; Vandersall, K S

2000-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Pressure Wave Measurements from Thermal Cook-off of an HMX Based Explosive  

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A better understanding of thermal cook-off is important for safe handling and storing explosive devices. A number of safety issues exist about what occurs when a cased explosive thermally cooks off. For example, violence of the events as a function of confinement are important for predictions of collateral damage. This paper demonstrates how adjacent materials can be gauged to measure the resulting pressure wave and how this wave propagates in this adjacent material. The output pulse from the thermal cook-off explosive containing fixture is of obvious interest for assessing many scenarios.

Forbes, J W; Tarver, C M; Urtiew, P A; Garcia, F; Greenwood, D W; Vandersall, K S

2001-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

325

Musical Atmospherics  

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... THE characteristics of audio musical atmospherics which are obtained when an ... musical atmospherics which are obtained when an audio amplifier is placed in a long line or aerial have been discussed from time to ...

T. L. ECKERSLEY

1935-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Pressure Model Catalyst System | EMSL  

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of one atmosphere or below in a reactor situated just below an ultra-high vacuum (UHV) chamber. In particular, heterogeneous catalytic reactions at realistic pressures over...

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Solid-Phase Extraction Combined with High-Performance Liquid Chromatography?Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionization?Mass Spectrometry Analysis of Pesticides in Water:? Method Performance and Application in a Reconnaissance Survey of Residues in Drinking Water in Greater Cairo, Egypt  

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Solid-Phase Extraction Combined with High-Performance Liquid Chromatography?Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionization?Mass Spectrometry Analysis of Pesticides in Water:? Method Performance and Application in a Reconnaissance Survey of Residues in Drinking Water in Greater Cairo, Egypt ... Each shipment, which included 24 cartridges, weighed <454 g and cost approximately 200 Egyptian pounds ($40 U.S.). ...

Thomas L. Potter; Mahmoud A. Mohamed; Hannah Ali

2006-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

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High-pressure turbine deposition in land-based gas turbines from various synfuels  

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Ash deposits from four candidate power turbine synfuels were studied in an accelerated deposition test facility. The facility matches the gas temperature and velocity of modern first-stage high-pressure turbine vanes. A natural gas combustor was seeded with finely ground fuel ash particulate from four different fuels: straw, sawdust, coal, and petroleum coke. The entrained ash particles were accelerated to a combustor exit flow Mach number of 0.31 before impinging on a thermal barrier coating (TBC) target coupon at 1150{sup o}C. Postexposure analyses included surface topography, scanning electron microscopy and x-ray spectroscopy. Due to significant differences in the chemical composition of the various fuel ash samples, deposit thickness and structure vary considerably for fuel. Biomass products (e.g., sawdust and straw) are significantly less prone to deposition than coal and petcoke for the same particle loading conditions. In a test simulating one turbine operating year at a moderate particulate loading of 0.02 parts per million by weight, deposit thickness from coal and petcoke ash exceeded 1 and 2 mm, respectively. These large deposits from coal and petcoke were found to detach readily from the turbine material with thermal cycling and handling. The smaller biomass deposit samples showed greater tenacity, in adhering to the TBC surface. In all cases, corrosive elements (e.g., Na, K, V, Cl, S) were found to penetrate the TBC layer during the accelerated deposition test. Implications for the power generation goal of fuel flexibility are discussed.

Bons, J.P.; Crosby, J.; Wammack, J.E.; Bentley, B.I.; Fletcher, T.H. [Brigham Young University, Provo, UT (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

2007-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A Model-Based Decomposition of the Sea Ice–Atmosphere Feedback over the Barents Sea during Winter  

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The feedback between Barents Sea ice and the winter atmosphere was studied in a modeling framework by decomposing it into two sequential boundary forcing experiments. The Community Ice Code (CICE) model was initialized with anomalously high sea ...

Jessica Liptak; Courtenay Strong

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Injection Control Research on High Pressure Common Rail Diesel Engine Based on MPC5554  

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Based on new generation MCU MPC5554, new hardware for injection control was designed in this paper. The features of MPC5554 and the ¡®Peak & Hold' drive method for injection solenoids were introduced. The performance of eTPU module in MPC5554 was ... Keywords: Diesel Engine, Common Rail System, Injection Control, MPC5554, eTPU

Chong Luo; Ming Zhou; Shao-Jie Liu

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasma induces apoptosis in oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma: Involvement of DNA-damage-triggering sub-G1 arrest via the ATM/p53 pathway  

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Abstract Recent advances in physics have made possible the use of non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasma (NTP) in cancer research. Although increasing evidence suggests that NTP induces death of various cancer cell types, thus offering a promising alternative treatment, the mechanism of its therapeutic effect is little understood. In this study, we report for the first time that NTP led to apoptotic cell death in oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Interestingly, NTP induced a sub-G1 arrest in p53 wild-type OSCCs, but not in p53-mutated OSCCs. In addition, NTP increased the expression levels of ATM, p53 (Ser 15, 20 and 46), p21, and cyclin D1. A comet assay, Western blotting and immunocytochemistry of ?H2AX suggested that NTP-induced apoptosis and sub-G1 arrest were associated with DNA damage and the ATM/p53 signaling pathway in SCC25 cells. Moreover, ATM knockdown using siRNA attenuated the effect of NTP on cell death, sub-G1 arrest and related signals. Taken together, these results indicate that NTP induced apoptotic cell death in p53 wild-type \\{OSCCs\\} through a novel mechanism involving DNA damage and triggering of sub-G1 arrest via the ATM/p53 pathway. These findings show the therapeutic potential of NTP in OSCC.

Jae Won Chang; Sung Un Kang; Yoo Seob Shin; Kang Il Kim; Seong Jin Seo; Sang Sik Yang; Jong-Soo Lee; Eunpyo Moon; Seung Jae Baek; Keunho Lee; Chul-Ho Kim

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effective phase control of silicon films during high-rate deposition in atmospheric-pressure very high-frequency plasma: Impacts of gas residence time on the performance of bottom-gate thin film transistors  

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Abstract Hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si) and microcrystalline silicon (?c-Si) films were grown in atmospheric-pressure (AP) He/H2/SiH4 plasma excited by a 150-MHz very high-frequency (VHF) power at a temperature of 220 °C. The variations in thickness and crystallinity of the deposited Si films along the gas flow direction were studied as functions of gas residence time in the plasma, VHF power density and H2 flow rate. Furthermore, the electrical characteristics of bottom-gate thin film transistors (TFTs) were investigated to evaluate the film quality. The results revealed that the chemical reactions both in gas phase and on the growing film surface were significantly enhanced in AP-VHF plasma, promoting phase transition from amorphous to microcrystalline in a time of the order of 0.1 ms. The performance of the \\{TFTs\\} showed that a-Si layers formed in the upstream portion of the plasma zone had reasonably good electrical property (field-effect mobility of approximately 2 cm2/V s) despite very high deposition rates around 20 nm/s. While ?c-Si layers deposited in the downstream portion were very defective, which might come from the insufficient passivation of grain boundaries with a-Si tissues due to a too long gas residence time in the plasma. The precise control of gas residence time by adjusting the length of plasma will be effective for the phase control of Si films with desired quality.

H. Kakiuchi; H. Ohmi; T. Yamada; A. Hirano; T. Tsushima; W. Lin; K. Yasutake

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric Neutrinos  

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This paper is a brief overview of the theory and experimental data of atmospheric neutrino production at the fiftieth anniversary of the experimental discovery of neutrinos.

Thomas K. Gaisser

2006-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Measurement - Atmospheric moisture  

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moisture moisture ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Measurement : Atmospheric moisture The moisture content of the air as indicated by several measurements including relative humidity, specific humidity, dewpoint, vapor pressure, water vapor mixing ratio, and water vapor density; note that precipitable water is a separate type. Categories Atmospheric State Instruments The above measurement is considered scientifically relevant for the following instruments. Refer to the datastream (netcdf) file headers of each instrument for a list of all available measurements, including those recorded for diagnostic or quality assurance purposes. ARM Instruments AERI : Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer

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Feasibility study for lowering the minimum gas pressure in solution-mined caverns based on geomechanical analyses of creep-induced damage and healing  

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Geomechanical analyses were made to determine the minimum gas pressure allowable based on an existing stress-based criterion (Damage Potential) and an advanced constitutive model (MDCF model) capable of quantifying the level of damage and healing in rock salt. The MDCF model is a constitutive model developed for the WIPP to provide a continuum description of the dislocation and damage deformation of salt. The purpose of this study was to determine if the MDCF model is applicable for evaluating the minimum gas pressure of CNG storage caverns. Specifically, it was to be determined if this model would predict that the minimum gas pressure in the caverns could be lowered without compromising the stability of the cavern. Additionally, the healing behavior of the salt was analyzed to determine if complete healing of the damaged rock zone would occur during the period the cavern was at maximum gas pressure. Significant findings of this study are reported.

Ratigan, J.L.; Nieland, J.D.; Devries, K.L.

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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2015 Pearson Education, Inc. Chapter 6 Atmospheric and Oceanic  

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. Atmospheric Pressure Profile #12;© 2015 Pearson Education, Inc. Measure Air Pressure--Mercury Barometer · Seal Education, Inc. Learning Objectives · Define the concept of air pressure. · Describe instruments used to measure air pressure. · Define wind. · Locate the primary high- and low-pressure areas and principal winds

Pan, Feifei

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of stellar atmospheres Read Chapter 10... Hydrostatic equilibrium Pressure equation of state Pressure and density structure of stellar ... Source: Mamajek, Eric E. -...

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Cold Atmospheric Air Plasma Sterilization against Spores and Other Microorganisms of Clinical Interest  

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...Low temperature atmospheric pressure plasma sources for microbial...Bactericidal effects of non-thermal argon plasma in...bacterial cells by air plasmas at atmospheric pressure. Int...permeabilization using a non-thermal plasma. New J. Phys...

Tobias G. Klämpfl; Georg Isbary; Tetsuji Shimizu; Yang-Fang Li; Julia L. Zimmermann; Wilhelm Stolz; Jürgen Schlegel; Gregor E. Morfill; Hans-Ulrich Schmidt

2012-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermodynamic analysis of a low-pressure economizer based waste heat recovery system for a coal-fired power plant  

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Abstract An LPE (low-pressure economizer) based waste heat recovery system for a CFPP (coal-fired power plant) is investigated thermodynamically. With the installation of LPE in the flue before the FGD (flue gas desulfurizer), the heat contained in the exhaust flue gas can be recovered effectively and the water consumption can be reduced in the FGD resulted from the temperature dropped flue gas. The impacts on the related apparatuses after installing LPE in a CFPP are analyzed and the internal relationships among correlated parameters are presented. The efficiencies of LPE installed in a CFPP evaluated by the first law, the second law and the thermal equilibrium efficiencies are also compared and analyzed. A detailed case study based on a 350 MW CFPP unit is presented and the variations of the thermal performance after the installation of LPE are investigated. The results show that the second law and the thermal equilibrium efficiencies are increased which can be indicators to evaluate the performance of the LPE system while the first law efficiency is decreased after installing LPE. Results also show that the saving of SCE (standard coal equivalent) is 3.85 g/(kW·h) for this CFPP unit under full load after installing LPE.

Chaojun Wang; Boshu He; Linbo Yan; Xiaohui Pei; Shinan Chen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric pressure gas plasma-induced colorectal cancer cell death is mediated by Nox2–ASK1 apoptosis pathways and oxidative stress is mitigated by Srx–Nrf2 anti-oxidant system  

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Abstract Atmospheric pressure gas plasma (AGP) generates reactive oxygen species (ROS) that induce apoptosis in cultured cancer cells. The majority of cancer cells develop a ROS-scavenging anti-oxidant system regulated by Nrf2, which confers resistance to ROS-mediated cancer cell death. Generation of ROS is involved in the AGP-induced cancer cell death of several colorectal cancer cells (Caco2, HCT116 and SW480) by activation of ASK1-mediated apoptosis signaling pathway without affecting control cells (human colonic sub-epithelial myofibroblasts; CO18, human fetal lung fibroblast; MRC5 and fetal human colon; FHC). However, the identity of an oxidase participating in AGP-induced cancer cell death is unknown. Here, we report that AGP up-regulates the expression of Nox2 (NADPH oxidase) to produce ROS. RNA interference designed to target Nox2 effectively inhibits the AGP-induced ROS production and cancer cell death. In some cases both colorectal cancer HT29 and control cells showed resistance to AGP treatment. Compared to AGP-sensitive Caco2 cells, HT29 cells show a higher basal level of the anti-oxidant system transcriptional regulator Nrf2 and its target protein sulfiredoxin (Srx) which are involved in cellular redox homeostasis. Silencing of both Nrf2 and Srx sensitized HT29 cells, leads to ROS overproduction and decreased cell viability. This indicates that in HT29 cells, Nrf2/Srx axis is a protective factor against AGP-induced oxidative stress. The inhibition of Nrf2/Srx signaling should be considered as a central target in drug-resistant colorectal cancer treatments.

Musarat Ishaq; Margaret D.M. Evans; Kostya (Ken) Ostrikov

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric tritium  

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Research progress for the year 1979 to 1980 are reported. Concentrations of tritiated water vapor, tritium gas and tritiated hydrocarbons in the atmosphere at selected sampling points are presented. (ACR)

Oestlund, H.G.; Mason, A.S.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Stain Repellent-Antimicrobial Textiles via Atmospheric Plasma Finishes.  

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??This research was aimed to impart antimicrobial and stain repellent finishes to polyester fabrics using atmospheric pressure plasma-aided graft copolymerization of active monomers. The process… (more)

McLean, Robert II

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BNL | Atmospheric Systems Research  

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Atmospheric System Research is a DOE observation-based research program Atmospheric System Research is a DOE observation-based research program created to advance process-level understanding of the key interactions among aerosols, clouds, precipitation, radiation, dynamics, and thermodynamics, with the ultimate goal of reducing the uncertainty in global and regional climate simulations and projections. General areas of research at BNL under this program include studies of aerosol and cloud lifecycles, and cloud-aerosol-precipitation interactions. Contact Robert McGraw, 631.344.3086 aerosols Aerosol Life Cycle The strategic focus of the Aerosol Life Cycle research is observation-based process science-examining the properties and evolution of atmospheric aerosols. Observations come from both long-term studies conducted by the

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Formation of carbonaceous nano-layers under high interfacial pressures during lubrication with mineral and bio-based oils  

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In order to better protect steel surfaces against wear under high loads, understanding of chemical reactions between lubricants and metal at high interfacial pressures and elevated temperatures needs to be improved. Solutions at 5 to 20 wt. % of zinc di-2-ethylhexyl dithio phosphate (ZDDP) and chlorinated paraffins (CP) in inhibited paraffinic mineral oil (IPMO) and inhibited soy bean oil (ISBO) were compared on a Twist Compression Tribotester (TCT) at 200 MPa. Microscopy of wear tracks after 10 seconds tribotesting showed much smoother surface profiles than those of unworn areas. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) coupled with Ar-ion sputtering demonstrated that additive solutions in ISBO formed 2–3 times thicker carbon-containing nano-layers compared to IPMO. The amounts of Cl, S or P were unexpectedly low and detectable only on the top surface with less than 5 nm penetration. CP blends in IPMO formed more inorganic chlorides than those in ISBO. It can be concluded that base oils are primarily responsible for the thickness of carbonaceous nano-layers during early stages of severe boundary lubrication, while CP or ZDDP additive contributions are important, but less significant.

Baltrus, John P. [U.S. DOE

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Compressive Sensing Based Machine Learning Strategy For Characterizing The Flow Around A Cylinder With Limited Pressure Measurements  

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Compressive sensing is used to determine the flow characteristics around a cylinder (Reynolds number and pressure/flow field) from a sparse number of pressure measurements on the cylinder. Using a supervised machine learning strategy, library elements encoding the dimensionally reduced dynamics are computed for various Reynolds numbers. Convex L1 optimization is then used with a limited number of pressure measurements on the cylinder to reconstruct, or decode, the full pressure field and the resulting flow field around the cylinder. Aside from the highly turbulent regime (large Reynolds number) where only the Reynolds number can be identified, accurate reconstruction of the pressure field and Reynolds number is achieved. The proposed data-driven strategy thus achieves encoding of the fluid dynamics using the L2 norm, and robust decoding (flow field reconstruction) using the sparsity promoting L1 norm.

Bright, Ido; Lin, Guang; Kutz, Nathan

2013-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

346

Development of optimal diaphragm-based pulsation damper structure for high-pressure GDI pump systems through design of experiments  

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This study optimizes the profile of the diaphragms of the pressure pulsation damper structure in a high-pressure GDI pump system that is now under development by applying the design of experiments (DOE) method. Because a high-pressure pulsation ranging from 0 to 10 bar reduces the performance of a GDI engine and harms it from a structural point of view, attenuating the large amplitude of the fluid pulsation pressure of the gasoline fuel injected into a GDI pump is necessary. Both the relatively low frequency range of the pressure pulsation, i.e., from 0 Hz to 30 Hz, inside the GDI engine and the high pressure of the utilized gasoline fuel prevent us from applying the existing pressure pulsation dampers such as a T-filter and Helmholtz resonator. Therefore, automotive companies utilize a new pressure pulsation damper structure called an accumulator, which is filled with gas. In the development of this pressure accumulator, it is crucial to design optimal profiles for the enveloping diaphragms in terms of the pulsation efficiency and mechanical stress for the sake of safety. In order to optimize the profile of the diaphragms used in the accumulator developed for a GDI engine, this research develops a new finite element procedure that considers the pressure variation by assuming the isoenthalpy state of the enveloped gas inside the accumulator. The developed finite element procedure is then integrated with the DOE method to determine the optimal profile for the enveloping structure of the developed accumulator. To validate the performance of the developed accumulator, the optimized accumulator is manufactured and tested.

Juyeong Kim; Gil Ho Yoon; Jinyee Noh; Jongwook Lee; Kyungnam Kim; Hyoungjong Park; Jaekeun Hwang; Yeonhong Lee

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TDLAS-based sensors for in situ measurement of syngas composition in a pressurized, oxygen-blown, entrained flow coal gasifier  

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Tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy based in situ sensors for CO (2.33 ?m), CO2 (2.02 ?m), CH4 (2.29 ?m) and H2O (1.35 ?m) were deployed in a pilot-scale (1 ton/day), high-pressure (up to 18 atm), entrai...

Ritobrata Sur; Kai Sun; Jay B. Jeffries; Ronald K. Hanson…

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of High-Pressure Impregnation on Structure Variation and Desulfurization Property of a Zn-Based Sorbent Prepared Using Lignite as a Support  

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Effect of High-Pressure Impregnation on Structure Variation and Desulfurization Property of a Zn-Based Sorbent Prepared Using Lignite as a Support ... Lignite reserves are relatively abundant in China; however, its utilization is significantly limited because of its high water content and low calorific value. ...

Xiurong Ren; Qiang He; Yurong Dong; Meijun Wang; Liping Chang; Weiren Bao

2014-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of viscosity modifier nature and concentration on the viscous flow behaviour of oil-based drilling fluids at high pressure  

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Abstract This work deals with the effect of viscosity modifier nature and concentration on the rheological properties of model oil-based drilling fluids (OBM) submitted to high pressure. The oil-based fluids were formulated by dispersing, with a high shear mixer, two selected organobentonites in a mineral oil, at room temperature. The viscous flow behaviour of the corresponding dispersions was characterised as a function of pressure, organoclay nature and organoclay concentration, using a controlled-stress rheometer equipped with both pressure cell and coaxial cylinder geometries. A factorial Sisko–Barus model, which takes into account both shear and pressure effects in the same equation, fitted the experimental pressure–viscosity data fairly well. The influence of disperse phase concentration on the shear-thinning characteristics of these organoclay dispersions is related to the development of different microstructures, which depend on organoclay nature. In this sense, the resulting microstructure has been attributed to the cohesion energy between microgels domains. From the experimental results obtained, it can be concluded that the viscous flow behaviour of the OBM investigated is strongly affected by organoclay nature and concentration. The pressure–viscosity behaviour of these dispersions is mainly influenced by the piezoviscous properties of the oil and the properties of the continuous phase. The Sisko–Barus model proposed can be a useful tool, from an engineering point of view, for calculating pressure losses in the different sections of the bore, as well as being of significant help to solve other additional problems, such as hole cleaning, induced fracturing, and hole erosion during the drilling operation.

J. Hermoso; F. Martinez-Boza; C. Gallegos

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detonation pressure  

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detonation pressure ? Detonationsdruck m [Er ist dem Quadrat der Detonationsgeschwindigkeit und der Sprengstoffdichte proportional

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Wind Tunnel Evaluation of PAM II Pressure Ports  

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The Portable Automated Mesonet II (PAM II) is a network of automated remote weather stations developed by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) for measuring wind speed and direction, atmospheric pressure, temperature, humidity, and ...

Fikri Adnan Akyüz; Henry Liu; Tom Horst

1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A 25-month database of stratus cloud properties generated from ground-based measurements at the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Southern Great Plains Site  

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A 25-month database of the macrophysical, microphysical, and radiative properties of isolated and overcast low-level stratus clouds has been generated using a newly developed parameterization and surface measurements from the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement central facility in Oklahoma. The database (5-min resolution) includes two parts: measurements and retrievals. The former consist of cloud base and top heights, layer-mean temperature, cloud liquid water path, and solar transmission ratio measured by a ground-based lidar/ceilometer and radar pair, radiosondes, a microwave radiometer, and a standard Eppley precision spectral pyranometer, respectively. The retrievals include the cloud-droplet effective radius and number concentration and broadband shortwave optical depth and cloud and top-of-atmosphere albedos. Stratus without any overlying mid or high-level clouds occurred most frequently during winter and least often during summer. Mean cloud-layer altitudes and geometric thicknesses were higher and greater, respectively, in summer than in winter. Both quantities are positively correlated with the cloud-layer mean temperature. Mean cloud-droplet effective radii range from 8.1 {mu}m in winter to 9.7 {mu}m during summer, while cloud-droplet number concentrations during winter are nearly twice those in summer. Since cloud liquid water paths are almost the same in both seasons, cloud optical depth is higher during the winter, leading to greater cloud albedos and lower cloud transmittances. (c) 2000 American Geophysical Union.

Dong, Xiquan [Meteorology Department, University of Utah, Salt Lake City (United States)] [Meteorology Department, University of Utah, Salt Lake City (United States); Minnis, Patrick [NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia (United States)] [NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia (United States); Ackerman, Thomas P. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, DOE, Richland, Washington (United States)] [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, DOE, Richland, Washington (United States); Clothiaux, Eugene E. [Department of Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park (United States)] [Department of Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park (United States); Mace, Gerald G. [Meteorology Department, University of Utah, Salt Lake City (United States)] [Meteorology Department, University of Utah, Salt Lake City (United States); Long, Charles N. [Department of Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park (United States)] [Department of Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park (United States); Liljegren, James C. [Ames Laboratory, DOE, Ames, Iowa (United States)] [Ames Laboratory, DOE, Ames, Iowa (United States)

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2 - Solubility of Atmospheric Gases in Brackish and Marine Waters  

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This chapter presents tabular information on the standard air saturation concentration (moist air at 1 atm) for oxygen, nitrogen, argon, and carbon dioxide gas in terms of ?mol/kg, mg/L, and as Bunsen coefficients L real gas/(L atm) and mg real gas/(L mmHg) for 0–40°C in marine waters. Values are given at coarse salinity intervals for 0–40 g/kg (which embraces the range likely to be encountered in most common nearshore conditions) and at finer intervals for 33–37 g/kg for open water conditions. Because the mole fraction of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is changing, solubility information is provided for 2010 (390 ?atm) and for 2030 (440 ?atm) based on projected atmospheric values. Tabular information is also provided to allow computation of standard air saturation concentration of carbon dioxide gas directly as a function of atmospheric mole fraction. Equations and tabular information are provided to allow conversion of concentrations in mg/L to partial pressures in mmHg. Using the equations presented in Chapter 1, air saturation concentrations (at local barometric pressure) and solubility of arbitrary gas composition mixtures can be computed. Sample problems are included for representative examples. Keywords gas solubility, marine waters, oxygen, nitrogen, argon, carbon dioxide, standard air solubility, air solubility, Bunsen coefficients, partial pressures

John Colt

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Economic analysis of amine based carbon dioxide capture system with bi-pressure stripper in supercritical coal-fired power plant  

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Post-combustion CO2 capture and storage is among the most mature technologies to capture, compress, transport and store CO2 from flue gas in coal-fired power plant. This paper presents the simulation of monoethanolamine (MEA) based CO2 capture and compression process integrated within a 600 MWe supercritical coal-fired power plant using chemical process simulators. Comparison between bi-pressure stripper and single-pressure stripper reveals that improved CO2 capture system with bi-pressure stripper minimizes energy penalty of CO2 capture and compression by up to 6.3% at full unit load. The study also explores optimization of some important process parameters affecting the performance of coal-fired power plant by taking into account both CO2 capture process and CO2 compression at full unit load. These parameters include operating stripper pressure, CO2 capture efficiency and steam extraction location. Results show that the optimal stripper pressure is within the range of 1.9–2.1 bar and feasible CO2 capture efficiency is between 60% and 90%. Results also show that low-pressure steam extraction reduces energy penalty. Evaluation of improved CO2 capture system is also performed at part flue gas load ranging from 40% to 90%. The study reveals that operating at part flue gas load, as compared with full load, increases energy penalty of carbon capture. Not only energy penalty but also lean solution flow rate and plant efficiency are studied at different flue load levels in this paper. In addition, results show that bi-pressure stripper configuration is also effective in reducing energy penalty at part unit load.

Haiwen Liang; Zhigao Xu; Fengqi Si

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric Plasma Deposited Dense Silica Coatings on Plastics  

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Atmospheric Plasma Deposited Dense Silica Coatings on Plastics ... (8) Finally, some plasma techniques including atmospheric plasmas work at low gas temperature, are suitable for treating plastics with low glass transition temperatures, and can even be used on biological samples. ... These results suggest that the mechanism in the atm.-pressure plasma is the same as that in low-pressure plasmas. ...

Linying Cui; Alpana N. Ranade; Marvi A. Matos; Liam S. Pingree; Theo J. Frot; Geraud Dubois; Reinhold H. Dauskardt

2012-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Computational Fluid Dynamics-Based Design of a Microfabricated Cell Capture Device  

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......physical characteristics as water at 293.15 K with constant...CFD-based MCCD design, where water was applied as flowing...Outlet boundary was set to atmospheric pressure using the pressure...DWL 66fs laser pattern generator (Heidelberg Inst...rehydrated in double deionized water resulting in 5 million......

Gabor Jarvas; Marton Szigeti; Laszlo Hajba; Peter Furjes; Andras Guttman

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Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics 69 (2007) 249255 Auroral conjugacy studies based on global imaging  

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.M. Weygande a Department of Physics and Technology, University of Bergen, Allegt 55, N-5007, Norway b Space been well established and its response to varying solar wind conditions can now be modeled fairly sophisticatedly based on huge statistical data sets (Tsyganenko, 2002a, b). However, to understand how the energy

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Atmospheric plasma deposition of diamond-like carbon coatings Angela M. Ladwig a,b,  

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Atmospheric plasma deposition of diamond-like carbon coatings Angela M. Ladwig a,b, , Ronald D Available online xxxx Keywords: Atmospheric pressure plasma Diamond-like carbon deposition DLC PECVD The atmospheric pressure plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition of diamond-like carbon (DLC) has been

Hicks, Robert F.

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An In-situ Tensile Test Apparatus for Polymers in High Pressure Hydrogen  

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Degradation of material properties by high-pressure hydrogen is an important factor in determining the safety and reliability of materials used in high-pressure hydrogen storage and delivery. Hydrogen damage mechanisms have a time dependence that is linked to hydrogen outgassing after exposure to the hydrogen atmosphere that makes ex-situ measurements of mechanical properties problematic. Designing in-situ measurement instruments for high-pressure hydrogen is challenging due to known hydrogen incompatibility with many metals and standard high-power motor materials like Nd. Here we detail the design and operation of a solenoid based in-situ tensile tester under high-pressure hydrogen environments up to 5,000 psi. Modulus data from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) samples tested under high-pressure hydrogen are also reported as compared to baseline measurements taken in air.

Alvine, Kyle J.; Kafentzis, Tyler A.; Pitman, Stan G.; Johnson, Kenneth I.; Skorski, Daniel C.; Tucker, Joseph C.; Roosendaal, Timothy J.; Dahl, Michael E.

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An in situ tensile test apparatus for polymers in high pressure hydrogen  

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Degradation of material properties by high-pressure hydrogen is an important factor in determining the safety and reliability of materials used in high-pressure hydrogen storage and delivery. Hydrogen damage mechanisms have a time dependence that is linked to hydrogen outgassing after exposure to the hydrogen atmosphere that makes ex situ measurements of mechanical properties problematic. Designing in situ measurement instruments for high-pressure hydrogen is challenging due to known hydrogen incompatibility with many metals and standard high-power motor materials such as Nd. Here we detail the design and operation of a solenoid based in situ tensile tester under high-pressure hydrogen environments up to 42 MPa (6000 psi). Modulus data from high-density polyethylene samples tested under high-pressure hydrogen at 35 MPa (5000 psi) are also reported as compared to baseline measurements taken in air.

Alvine, K. J., E-mail: kyle.alvine@pnnl.gov; Kafentzis, T. A.; Pitman, S. G.; Johnson, K. I.; Skorski, D.; Tucker, J. C.; Roosendaal, T. J.; Dahl, M. E. [Energy and Environment Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington 99354 (United States)

2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric transmittance model for photosynthetically active radiation  

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A parametric model of the atmospheric transmittance in the PAR band is presented. The model can be straightforwardly applied for calculating the beam, diffuse and global components of the PAR solar irradiance. The required inputs are: air pressure, ozone, water vapor and nitrogen dioxide column content, Ångström's turbidity coefficient and single scattering albedo. Comparison with other models and ground measured data shows a reasonable level of accuracy for this model, making it suitable for practical applications. From the computational point of view the calculus is condensed into simple algebra which is a noticeable advantage. For users interested in speed-intensive computation of the effective PAR solar irradiance, a PC program based on the parametric equations along with a user guide are available online at http://solar.physics.uvt.ro/srms.

Paulescu, Marius; Stefu, Nicoleta; Gravila, Paul; Paulescu, Eugenia; Boata, Remus; Pacurar, Angel; Mares, Oana [Physics Department, West University of Timisoara, V Parvan 4, 300223 Timisoara (Romania); Pop, Nicolina [Department of Physical Foundations of Engineering, Politehnica University of Timisoara, V Parvan 2, 300223 Timisoara (Romania); Calinoiu, Delia [Mechanical Engineering Faculty, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Mihai Viteazu 1, 300222 Timisoara (Romania)

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CDIAC Atmospheric Moisture Data Sets  

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Atmospheric Moisture Atmospheric Moisture CDIAC Climate Holdings Containing Atmospheric Moisture Data Global Data Sets Data Set Name Investigators Data Type/Format Period of Record Extended Edited Synoptic Cloud Reports from Ships and Land Stations Over the Globe, 1952-2009 (CDIAC NDP-026C) C.J. Hahn, S.G. Warren, and R. Eastman Six-hourly synoptic observations of dew point depression (combined with air temperature) Land 1971-2009; Ocean 1952-2008 Regional Data Sets Data Set Name Investigators Data Type/Format Period of Record Six- and Three-Hourly Meteorological Observations from 223 Former U.S.S.R. Stations (CDIAC NDP-048) V. Razuvaev et al. Surface stations; 6- and 3-hourly observations of relative humidity, vapor pressure, humidity deficit, and dew point temperature Varies by station; through 2000

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Osmotic Pressure  

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... Whetham in which he attempts to consign actual experimental work on osmotic pressure to the humble rôle of showing how far the assumptions made in so-called thermodynamical proofs can be ... actual osmotic processes, and that the experimental work on osmotic pressure does not play that humble rôle to which Mr. Whetham would consign it. ...

LOUIS KAHLENBERG

1906-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Diode laser-based sensor system for long-path absorption measurements of atmospheric concentration and near-IR molecular spectral parameters  

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Line-locked near-IR diode lasers and a simple retroreflector/telescope system were used for remote sensing of atmospheric constituents over long atmospheric paths. The experimental configuration used in preliminary measurements of atmospheric water vapor and oxygen with AlGaAs diode lasers is presented. A prototype field sensor system currently under development shares the same basic configuration but incorporates interchangeable AlGaAs and InGaAsP diode-laser modules for monitoring a variety of atmospheric gases.

Goldstein, N.; Lee, J.; Adler-Golden, S.M.; Bien, F.

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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A comparative study of iron-, nickel-, and cobalt-base weldments exposed in TVA 20-MW and Rocketdyne atmospheric fluidized bed combustors  

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Experimental iron-, nickel-, and cobalt-base weldment materials were exposed in TVA 20-MW and Rocketdyne atmospheric fluidized bed combustors (AFBCs) at 849{degree}C for 1261 h and 871{degree}C for 1000 h, respectively. Postexposure analyses were conducted at Argonne National Laboratory. All specimens experienced different degrees of internal oxidation/sulfidation. Among eight filler materials, Marathon 25/35R and Haynes 188 showed the least corrosion attack, i.e., less than 0.5 mm/yr. A high nickel content in the weldment was unfavorable for corrosion resistance in the AFBC environment. Differences in the coal/bed chemistry of the TVA and Rocketdyne systems yielded different corrosion behavior in the materials. Calcium sulfate deposits on the specimens significantly affected the internal oxidation/sulfidation of the alloys. The results of this study supplement the material data base, in particular that of weldment performance, and aid in materials selection for AFBC applications. 10 refs., 22 figs., 4 tabs.

Wang, D.Y.; Natesan, K.

1990-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Method for energy estimation and mass composition determination of primary cosmic rays at Chacaltaya observation level based on atmospheric Cerenkov light technique  

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A new method for energy and mass composition estimation of primary cosmic ray radiation based on atmospheric Cerenkov light flux in extensive air showers (EAS) analysis is proposed. The Cerenkov light flux in EAS initiated by primary protons and iron nuclei is simulated with CORSIKA 5.62 code for Chacaltaya observation level (536 g/cm2) in the energy range 10 TeV - 10 PeV. An adequate model, approximation of lateral distribution of Cerenkov light in showers is obtained. Using the proposed model and solution of overdetermined system of nonlinear equations based on Gauss Newton method with autoregularization, two different array detector arrangements are compared. The detector response for the detector sets is simulated. The accuracies in energy and shower axis determination are studied and the corresponding selection criteria are proposed. An approximation with nonlinear fit is obtained and the energy dependence of the proposed model function parameters is studied. The approximation of model parameters as function of the primary energy is carried out. This permits, taking into account the properties of the proposed method and model, to distinguish proton primaries from iron primaries. The detector response for the detector sets is simulated and the accuracies in energy determination are calculated. Moreover the accuracies in shower axis determination are studied and criteria in shower axis position estimation are proposed.

S. Mavrodiev; A. Mishev; J. Stamenov

2003-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

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USING LIGA BASED MICROFABRICATION TO IMPROVE OVERALL HEAT TRANSFER EFFICIENCY OF PRESSURIZED WATER REACTOR: I. Effects of Different Micro Pattern on Overall Heat Transfer.  

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The Pressurized Water Reactors (PWRs in Figure 1) were originally developed for naval propulsion purposes, and then adapted to land-based applications. It has three parts: the reactor coolant system, the steam generator and the condenser. The Steam generator (a yellow area in Figure 1) is a shell and tube heat exchanger with high-pressure primary water passing through the tube side and lower pressure secondary feed water as well as steam passing through the shell side. Therefore, a key issue in increasing the efficiency of heat exchanger is to improve the design of steam generator, which is directly translated into economic benefits. The past research works show that the presence of a pin-fin array in a channel enhances the heat transfer significantly. Hence, using microfabrication techniques, such as LIGA, micro-molding or electroplating, some special microstructures can be fabricated around the tubes in the heat exchanger to increase the heat-exchanging efficiency and reduce the overall size of the heat-exchanger for the given heat transfer rates. In this paper, micro-pin fins of different densities made of SU-8 photoresist are fabricated and studied to evaluate overall heat transfer efficiency. The results show that there is an optimized micro pin-fin configuration that has the best overall heat transfer effects.

Zhang, M.; Ibekwe, S.; Li, G.; Pang, S.S.; and Lian, K.

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pressure-flow reducer for aerosol focusing devices  

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A pressure-flow reducer, and an aerosol focusing system incorporating such a pressure-flow reducer, for performing high-flow, atmosphere-pressure sampling while delivering a tightly focused particle beam in vacuum via an aerodynamic focusing lens stack. The pressure-flow reducer has an inlet nozzle for adjusting the sampling flow rate, a pressure-flow reduction region with a skimmer and pumping ports for reducing the pressure and flow to enable interfacing with low pressure, low flow aerosol focusing devices, and a relaxation chamber for slowing or stopping aerosol particles. In this manner, the pressure-flow reducer decouples pressure from flow, and enables aerosol sampling at atmospheric pressure and at rates greater than 1 liter per minute.

Gard, Eric (San Francisco, CA); Riot, Vincent (Oakland, CA); Coffee, Keith (Diablo Grande, CA); Woods, Bruce (Livermore, CA); Tobias, Herbert (Kensington, CA); Birch, Jim (Albany, CA); Weisgraber, Todd (Brentwood, CA)

2008-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Boundary Layer Flow Control With a One Atmosphere Uniform Glow Discharge Surface Plasma  

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Low speed wind tunnel data have been acquired for planar panels covered by a uniform, glow-discharge surface plasma in atmospheric pressure air known as the One Atmosphere Uniform Glow Discharge Plasma (OAUGDP). Streamwise and spanwise arrays of flush, ...

Roth J. Reece; Sherman Daniel M.; Wilkinson Stephen P.

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Response of global soil consumption of atmospheric methane to changes in atmospheric climate and nitrogen deposition  

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Response of global soil consumption of atmospheric methane to changes in atmospheric climate June 2013. [1] Soil consumption of atmospheric methane plays an important secondary role in regulating). Here we used a process-based biogeochemistry model to quantify soil consumption during the 20th and 21

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Atmospheric Science The Earth's atmosphere, a layered sphere of gas extending  

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division study the composition, structure, chemical, and physical processes of the Earth's atmosphere. The division's four interrelated groups focus on satellite, airborne, and ground-based observations processes such as atmospheric dynamics, chemistry, and radiation on Earth and other planets. Our atmospheric

Mojzsis, Stephen J.

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Drag with external and pressure drop with internal flows: a new and unifying look at losses in the flow field based on the second law of thermodynamics  

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Internal and external flows are characterized by friction factors and drag coefficients, respectively. Their definitions are based on pressure drop and drag force and thus are very different in character. From a thermodynamics point of view in both cases dissipation occurs which can uniformly be related to the entropy generation in the flow field. Therefore we suggest to account for losses in the flow field by friction factors and drag coefficients that are based on the overall entropy generation due to the dissipation in the internal and external flow fields. This second law analysis (SLA) has been applied to internal flows in many studies already. Examples of this flow category are given together with new cases of external flows, also treated by the general SLA-approach.

Heinz Herwig; Bastian Schmandt

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved Adhesion of Dense Silica Coatings on Polymers by Atmospheric Plasma Pretreatment  

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Improved Adhesion of Dense Silica Coatings on Polymers by Atmospheric Plasma Pretreatment ... In another study,(7) which compared the treatments of low- and atmospheric-pressure plasmas, the authors reported that the low-pressure plasma treatment increased the adhesion with extended treatment time but prolonged atmospheric-pressure plasma treatment decreased the adhesion to epoxy. ... The authors begin with a brief overview of adhesion theory, and of the physics and chem. of cold plasmas. ...

Linying Cui; Alpana N. Ranade; Marvi A. Matos; Geraud Dubois; Reinhold H. Dauskardt

2013-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Rutherford-Apple- ton Laboratory. Didcot, UK, 224 pp. (2003). K... . Observations of the Solar Diurnal and Semidiurnal Surface Pressure Oscilla- tions in Canada. Atmosphere......

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E-Print Network 3.0 - atmospheres ii predictions Sample Search...  

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Rutherford-Apple- ton Laboratory. Didcot, UK, 224 pp. (2003). K... . Observations of the Solar Diurnal and Semidiurnal Surface Pressure Oscilla- tions in Canada. Atmosphere......

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Composition and Reactions of Atmospheric Aerosol Particles  

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Composition and Reactions of Composition and Reactions of Atmospheric Aerosol Particles Composition and Reactions of Atmospheric Aerosol Particles Print Wednesday, 29 June 2005 00:00 Microscopic aerosol particles in the atmosphere contain carbonaceous components from mineral dust and combustion emissions released from around the world. How long these tiny particles remain in the atmosphere can have a huge impact on the global climate. Measurements based on high-resolution scanning transmission x-ray images obtained at the ALS have revealed chemical reactions on and in atmospheric aerosol particles that caused particle growth while changing organic composition by 13 to 24% per day, an oxidation rate significantly slower than is currently used in atmospheric models. Since oxidation has a strong effect on particle lifetime in the atmosphere, these results will help climate scientists refine the computer models used to predict climate change.

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Composition and Reactions of Atmospheric Aerosol Particles  

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Composition and Reactions of Atmospheric Aerosol Particles Print Composition and Reactions of Atmospheric Aerosol Particles Print Microscopic aerosol particles in the atmosphere contain carbonaceous components from mineral dust and combustion emissions released from around the world. How long these tiny particles remain in the atmosphere can have a huge impact on the global climate. Measurements based on high-resolution scanning transmission x-ray images obtained at the ALS have revealed chemical reactions on and in atmospheric aerosol particles that caused particle growth while changing organic composition by 13 to 24% per day, an oxidation rate significantly slower than is currently used in atmospheric models. Since oxidation has a strong effect on particle lifetime in the atmosphere, these results will help climate scientists refine the computer models used to predict climate change.

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Composition and Reactions of Atmospheric Aerosol Particles  

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Composition and Reactions of Atmospheric Aerosol Particles Print Composition and Reactions of Atmospheric Aerosol Particles Print Microscopic aerosol particles in the atmosphere contain carbonaceous components from mineral dust and combustion emissions released from around the world. How long these tiny particles remain in the atmosphere can have a huge impact on the global climate. Measurements based on high-resolution scanning transmission x-ray images obtained at the ALS have revealed chemical reactions on and in atmospheric aerosol particles that caused particle growth while changing organic composition by 13 to 24% per day, an oxidation rate significantly slower than is currently used in atmospheric models. Since oxidation has a strong effect on particle lifetime in the atmosphere, these results will help climate scientists refine the computer models used to predict climate change.

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Syngas Production from Propane Using Atmospheric Non-thermal Plasma  

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Propane steam reforming using a sliding discharge reactor was investigated under atmospheric pressure and low temperature (420 K). Non-thermal plasma steam reforming proceeded efficiently and hydrogen was...2 con...

F. Ouni; A. Khacef; J. M. Cormier

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of the International Atomic Energy Agency International database on reactor pressure vessel materials and US Nuclear Regulatory Commission/Oak Ridge National Laboratory embrittlement data base  

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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has supported neutron radiation effects information exchange through meetings and conferences since the mid-1960s. Through an International Working Group on Reliability of Reactor Pressure Components, information exchange and research activities were fostered through the Coordinated Research Program (CRP) sponsored by the IAEA. The final CRP meeting was held in November 1993, where it was recommended that the IAEA coordinate the development of an International Database on Reactor Pressure Vessel Material (IDRPVM) as the first step in generating an International Database on Aging Management. The purpose of this study was to provide special technical assistance to the NRC in monitoring and evaluating the IAEA activities in developing the IAEA IDRPVM, and to compare the IDRPVM with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) - Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Power Reactor Embrittlement Data Base (PR-EDB) and provide recommendations for improving the PR-EDB. A first test version of the IDRPVM was distributed at the First Meeting of Liaison Officers to the IAEA IDRPVM, in November 1996. No power reactor surveillance data were included in this version; the testing data were mainly from CRP Phase III data. Therefore, because of insufficient data and a lack of power reactor surveillance data received from the IAEA IDRPVM, the comparison is made based only on the structure of the IDRPVM. In general, the IDRPVM and the EDB have very similar data structure and data format. One anticipates that because the IDRPVM data will be collected from so many different sources, quality assurance of the data will be a difficult task. The consistency of experimental test results will be an important issue. A very wide spectrum of material characteristics of RPV steels and irradiation environments exists among the various countries. Hence the development of embrittlement prediction models will be a formidable task. 4 refs., 2 figs., 4 tabs.

Wang, J.A.; Kam, F.B.K.

1998-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Steam Oxidation at High Pressure  

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A first high pressure test was completed: 293 hr at 267 bar and 670{degrees}C; A parallel 1 bar test was done for comparison; Mass gains were higher for all alloys at 267 bar than at 1 bar; Longer term exposures, over a range of temperatures and pressures, are planned to provide information as to the commercial implications of pressure effects; The planned tests are at a higher combination of temperatures and pressures than in the existing literature. A comparison was made with longer-term literature data: The short term exposures are largely consistent with the longer-term corrosion literature; Ferritic steels--no consistent pressure effect; Austenitic steels--fine grain alloys less able to maintain protective chromia scale as pressure increases; Ni-base alloys--more mass gains above 105 bar than below. Not based on many data points.

Holcomb, Gordon R. [NETL; Carney, Casey [URS

2013-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Pressure transducer  

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A pressure transducer suitable for use in high temperature environments includes two pairs of induction coils, each pair being bifilarly wound together, and each pair of coils connected as opposite arms of a four arm circuit; an electrically conductive target moveably positioned between the coil pairs and connected to a diaphragm such that deflection of the diaphragm causes axial movement of the target and an unbalance in the bridge output.

Anderson, Thomas T. (Downers Grove, IL); Roop, Conard J. (Lockport, IL); Schmidt, Kenneth J. (Midlothian, IL); Gunchin, Elmer R. (Lockport, IL)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Trends and inferred emissions of atmospheric high molecular weight perfluorocarbons  

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Atmospheric observations and atmospheric observation-based global emission estimates are presented for the five high molecular weight perfluorocarbons (PFCs): decafluorobutane (C 4 F 1 0 ), dodecafluoropentane (C5 F1 2 ), ...

Ivy, Diane Jean

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Muon diagnostics of the Earth’s atmosphere and magnetosphere  

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A method of distant monitoring of the Earth’s magnetosphere and atmosphere is described, which is based on the close correlation between the modulations in the flux of atmospheric muons detected at the Earth’s su...

N. S. Barbashina; V. V. Borog…

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Apparatus for direct measurement of ash fusion and sintering behavior at elevated temperatures and pressures  

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Ash fusion sintering and deposition may impose serious operational difficulties in conventional and advanced coal?combustion systems. Conventional ash fusion techniques (e.g. ASTM methods) determine the qualitative behavior of ash samples at atmospheric pressure. Presently there is no known available technique that can measure the behavior of coal ash at elevated temperatures and pressures. In the literature methods based on electrical resistance or shrinkage of coal ash have been reported at atmospheric pressure (elevated temperatures) conditions. A high?pressure microdilatometer (HPMD) has been developed to investigate ash fusion and sintering behavior at elevated pressures and temperatures by the simultaneous measurement of the temperature of initial contraction and electrical resistivity of samples. This novel technique facilitates the measurement of ash properties over a wide range of temperature pressure and gas atmosphere (oxidizing reducing or inert). The operating principle of the HPMD includes measuring the temperature at which there is a significant ‘‘shift’’ in the electrical resistivity (and/or sample volume) that represents ash sintering and fusion. Sintering occurs through the formation of solid?state particle?to?particle ‘‘necks’’ or the appearance of a molten phase which allows a path for electrical conductance. The ability to perform both resistivity and shrinkage measurements simultaneously or independently at e l e v a t e d p r e s s u r e s makes the HPMD truly unique. The HPMD can also be used to investigate the swelling and softening behavior of pyrolyzing coal at elevated pressures and relatively rapid heating rates. The HPMD can provide insights into the sintering/fusion of coal ash or coal swelling at a range of conditions: (a) the influences of various gas atmospheres can be investigated (b) the effects of pressure can be studied (c) different temperature/heating rate schemes can be used (constant rates isothermal holds below or above the sinteringtemperature etc.) and (d) studies can be performed to investigate the influence of increased heating rate at elevated pressures (which were not performed previously) on coal swelling and plasticity.

M. Rashid Khan

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Volume-translated cubic EoS and PC-SAFT density models and a free volume-based viscosity model for hydrocarbons at extreme temperature and pressure conditions  

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This research focuses on providing the petroleum reservoir engineering community with robust models of hydrocarbon density and viscosity at the extreme temperature and pressure conditions (up to 533 K and 276 MPa, respectively) characteristic of ultra-deep reservoirs, such as those associated with the deepwater wells in the Gulf of Mexico. Our strategy is to base the volume-translated (VT) Peng–Robinson (PR) and Soave–Redlich–Kwong (SRK) cubic equations of state (EoSs) and perturbed-chain, statistical associating fluid theory (PC-SAFT) on an extensive data base of high temperature (278–533 K), high pressure (6.9–276 MPa) density rather than fitting the models to low pressure saturated liquid density data. This high-temperature, high-pressure (HTHP) data base consists of literature data for hydrocarbons ranging from methane to C{sub 40}. The three new models developed in this work, HTHP VT-PR EoS, HTHP VT-SRK EoS, and hybrid PC-SAFT, yield mean absolute percent deviation values (MAPD) for HTHP hydrocarbon density of ?2.0%, ?1.5%, and <1.0%, respectively. An effort was also made to provide accurate hydrocarbon viscosity models based on literature data. Viscosity values are estimated with the frictional theory (f-theory) and free volume (FV) theory of viscosity. The best results were obtained when the PC-SAFT equation was used to obtain both the attractive and repulsive pressure inputs to f-theory, and the density input to FV theory. Both viscosity models provide accurate results at pressures to 100 MPa but experimental and model results can deviate by more than 25% at pressures above 200 MPa.

Burgess, Ward A.; Tapriyal, Deepak; Morreale, Bryan D.; Soong, Yee; Baled, Hseen; O Enick, Robert M; Wu, Yue; Bamgbade, Babatunde A.; McHugh,Mark A.

2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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IMPROVING AND EXPANDING PRECISION ORBIT DERIVED ATMOSPHERIC DENSITIES  

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, and the area facing the Earth, were determined so that these areas could be used to estimate the atmospheric drag, the force due to solar radiation pressure, and the force due to Earth radiation pressure (infrared and Earth albedo). This was done for both Terra...

Mysore Krishna, Dhaval

2012-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

389

Nanocomposite Flexible Pressure Sensor for Biomedical Applications  

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A new approach for the fabrication of flexible pressure sensors based on aligned carbon nanotubes (A-CNTs) is described in this paper. The technology is suitable for blood pressure sensors that can be attached to a stent-graft ...

Fachin, F.

390

Atmospheric Transport of Radionuclides  

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The purpose of atmospheric transport and diffusion calculations is to provide estimates of concentration and surface deposition from routine and accidental releases of pollutants to the atmosphere. This paper discusses this topic.

Crawford, T.V.

2003-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

391

The Boulder Atmospheric Observatory  

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The Boulder Atmospheric Observatory (BAO) is a unique research facility for studying the planetary boundary layer and for testing and calibrating atmospheric sensors. The facility includes a 300 m tower instrumented with fast- and slow-response ...

J. C. Kaimal; J. E. Gaynor

1983-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Low-Pressure, Metastable Growth of Diamond and "Diamondlike" Phases  

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...HYDROCARBON PLASMA, THIN SOLID...MICROWAVE PLASMA, JOURNAL...KAWARADA, H, LARGE AREA CHEMICAL...MAGNETOMICROWAVE PLASMA, JAPANESE...CARBON-FILMS BY RF GLOW-DISCHARGE...INDUCTION THERMAL PLASMA...DIAMOND AT ATMOSPHERIC-PRESSURE...JOURNAL OF NON-CRYSTALLINE...

JOHN C. ANGUS; CLIFF C. HAYMAN

1988-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

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8, 10691088, 2008 Atmospheric  

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into the atmosphere (Molina et al., 1974; Farman et al., 1985) has led to an interna- tional effort to replace

Boyer, Edmond

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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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The Upper Atmosphere Observatory  

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...with *the plasma frethe progress...explorcreated an even larger number of...the upper atmosphere and ionosphere...the upper atmosphere. For this...ionospheric plasma motion simul-taneously...field is large, the horizontal...resolved. The atmospheric gravity waves...simul-taneously at a large number of...two regions plasma drifts separated...

J. V. Evans

1972-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

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The Upper Atmosphere Observatory  

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...DATA, JOURNAL OF ATMOSPHERIC AND TERRESTRIAL...IN NEAR-EARTH PLASMA, SPACE SCIENCE...INVESTIGATION OF WHISTLING ATMOSPHERICS, PHILOSOPHICAL...TRANSPOLAR EXOSPHERIC PLASMA .1. PLASMASPHERE...dynamics of the upper atmosphere. For this purpose...the ionospheric plasma motion simul-taneously...

J. V. Evans

1972-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

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5, 60416076, 2005 Atmospheric  

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opportunity to examine atmospheric oxidation in a megacity that has more pollution than typical USACPD 5, 6041­6076, 2005 Atmospheric oxidation in the Mexico City Metropolitan Area T. R. Shirley et.atmos-chem-phys.org/acpd/5/6041/ SRef-ID: 1680-7375/acpd/2005-5-6041 European Geosciences Union Atmospheric Chemistry

Boyer, Edmond

398

Cold Atmospheric Air Plasma Sterilization against Spores and Other Microorganisms of Clinical Interest  

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...plasmas operate under atmospheric conditions below 40C...discharge is produced at atmospheric pressure using ambient...includes a function generator (HM8150 [Hameg Instruments...for the validation of atmospheric SMD air plasma as a...spores in deionized water was pipetted and dried...

Tobias G. Klämpfl; Georg Isbary; Tetsuji Shimizu; Yang-Fang Li; Julia L. Zimmermann; Wilhelm Stolz; Jürgen Schlegel; Gregor E. Morfill; Hans-Ulrich Schmidt

2012-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental evidence for the role of ions in particle nucleation under atmospheric conditions  

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...Earth's atmosphere. Atmospheric (Hoppel et al. 1994...Variable concentrations of water vapour (H2O), ozone...circulating deionized water through a GoreTex tube...STP) through an ozone generator. Both the flows containing...few Pascals above the atmospheric pressure and a stable...

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Physics of plasma actuator operating in atmospheric air Kunwar Pal Singh and Subrata Roya  

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Physics of plasma actuator operating in atmospheric air Kunwar Pal Singh and Subrata Roya; published online 19 March 2008 The physics of plasma actuator operating in the atmospheric air has been, dielectric heating, and power required to maintain the atmospheric pressure plasma have been reduced

Roy, Subrata

402

NETL: Pressure Swing Absorption Device  

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Pressure Swing Absorption Device and Process for Separating CO2 from Shifted Syngas and its Capture for Subsequent Storage Pressure Swing Absorption Device and Process for Separating CO2 from Shifted Syngas and its Capture for Subsequent Storage Project No.: DE-FE0001323 New Jersey Institute of Technology is developing an advanced pressure swing absorption-based (PSAB) device via laboratory-based experiments. The device will be used to accomplish a cyclic process to process low temperature post-shift-reactor synthesis gas resulting from the gasification process into purified hydrogen at high pressure for use by the combustion turbine of an integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plant. The overall goal of the proposed work is to develop an advanced PSAB device and cyclic process for use in a coal-fired IGCC plant to produce purified hydrogen at high pressure and a highly purified CO2 stream suitable for use or sequestration.

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Developing Model Constraints on Northern Extra-Tropical Carbon Cycling Based on measurements of the Abundance and Isotopic Composition of Atmospheric CO2  

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The objective of this project was to perform CO2 data syntheses and modeling activities to address two central questions: 1) how much has the seasonal cycle in atmospheric CO2 at northern high latitudes changed since the 1960s, and 2) how well do prognostic biospheric models represent these changes. This project also supported the continuation of the Scripps time series of CO2 isotopes and concentration at ten baseline stations distributed globally.

Keeling, Ralph [UCSD-SIO

2014-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Graphene Nucleation Density on Copper: Fundamental Role of Background Pressure Ivan Vlassiouk,*  

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1 Graphene Nucleation Density on Copper: Fundamental Role of Background Pressure Ivan Vlassiouk the effect of background pressure and synthesis temperature on the graphene crystal sizes in chemical vapor of the background pressure and provide the activation energy for graphene nucleation in atmospheric pressure CVD (9

Feenstra, Randall

405

The Mars Atmospheric Constellation Observatory (MACO) Concept  

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The Mars Atmospheric Constellation Observatory (MACO) represents an innovative approach...2, and dust cycles together with the energy and momentum budgets. The mission concept is based on a constellation of satel...

E. R. Kursinski; W. Folkner; C. Zuffada…

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Azores Global Atmosphere Monitoring Complex 1. INTRODUCTION  

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to the accuracy of European weather forecasts. Today, they provide a unique base for studies of atmospheric levels. Measurements in the free troposphere (FT) are particularly useful, because trace gas and particle

Honrath, Richard E.

407

Introduction The pressure transducer is commonly used in ground  

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to the gauges on the backside. This strain produces an electrical resistance change that is pro- portional is kept at atmospheric pressure via a small-diameter tube that runs inside the transducer cable for its full length, and is open to the atmosphere at its upper end. Manufacturers caution users to refrain

Loheide, Steve

408

High-efficiency solar cells fabricated from direct-current magnetron sputtered n-indium tin oxide onto p-InP grown by atmospheric pressure metalorganic vapor phase epitaxy  

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Solar cells based on dc magnetron sputtered indium tin oxide onto epitaxially grown films of p-InP have been fabricated and analyzed. The best cells had a global efficiency of 18.4% and an air mass zero (AMO) efficiency of 16.0%. The principal fabrication variable considered was the constituency of the sputtering gas and both argon/hydrogen and argon/oxygen mixtures have been used. The former cells have the higher efficiencies, are apparently stable, and exhibit almost ideal junction characteristics. The latter cells are relatively unstable and exhibit much higher ideality factors and reverse saturation current densities. The temperature dependence of the reverse saturation current indicates totally different charge transfer mechanisms in the two cases.

Li, X.; Wanlass, M.W.; Gessert, T.A.; Emery, K.A.; Coutts, T.J.

1989-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonequilibrium atmospheric secondary organic aerosol formation and growth  

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...Mexico City area are shown...inorganic atmospheric aerosols...2005 ) A large organic aerosol source...photochemical and thermal studies of...Characteristic Group Frequencies—Tables and...particle thermal speed...phase-equilibrium in the atmospheric system: Aerosol...Support, Non-U.S...Determination by plasma-based...implications for atmospheric chemistry...2002) A thermal disso-ciation...

Véronique Perraud; Emily A. Bruns; Michael J. Ezell; Stanley N. Johnson; Yong Yu; M. Lizabeth Alexander; Alla Zelenyuk; Dan Imre; Wayne L. Chang; Donald Dabdub; James F. Pankow; Barbara J. Finlayson-Pitts

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrokinetic high pressure hydraulic system  

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An electrokinetic high pressure hydraulic pump for manipulating fluids in capillary-based systems. The pump uses electro-osmotic flow to provide a high pressure hydraulic system, having no moving mechanical parts, for pumping and/or compressing fluids, for providing valve means and means for opening and closing valves, for controlling fluid flow rate, and manipulating fluid flow generally and in capillary-based systems (Microsystems), in particular. The compact nature of the inventive high pressure hydraulic pump provides the ability to construct a micro-scale or capillary-based HPLC system that fulfills the desire for small sample quantity, low solvent consumption, improved efficiency, the ability to run samples in parallel, and field portability. Control of pressure and solvent flow rate is achieved by controlling the voltage applied to an electrokinetic pump.

Paul, Phillip H. (Livermore, CA); Rakestraw, David J. (Fremont, CA); Arnold, Don W. (Livermore, CA); Hencken, Kenneth R. (Pleasanton, CA); Schoeniger, Joseph S. (Oakland, CA); Neyer, David W. (Castro Valley, CA)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pressure Vessel Burst Program: Automated hazard analysis for pressure vessels  

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The design, development, and use of a Windows based software tool, PVHAZARD, for pressure vessel hazard analysis is presented. The program draws on previous efforts in pressure vessel research and results of a Pressure Vessel Burst Test Study. Prior papers on the Pressure Vessel Burst Test Study have been presented to the ASME, AIAA, JANNAF, NASA Pressure Systems Seminar, and to a DOD Explosives Safety Board subcommittee meeting. Development and validation is described for simplified blast (overpressure/impulse) and fragment (velocity and travel distance) hazard models. The use of PVHAZARD in making structural damage and personnel injury estimates is discussed. Efforts in-progress are reviewed including the addition of two-dimensional and three-dimensional (2D and 3D) hydrodynamic code analyses to supplement the simplified models, and the ability to assess barrier designs for protection from fragmentation.

Langley, D.R. [Aerospace Corp., Kennedy Space Center, FL (United States); Chrostowski, J.D. [ACTA Inc., Torrance, CA (United States); Goldstein, S. [Aerospace Corp., El Segundo, CA (United States); Cain, M. [General Physics Corp., Titusville, FL (United States)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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AtmosphericAtmospheric Composition Introduction The division investigates the atmospheric  

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development on observation side was the installation of an ozone observation station in Surinam in close co-operation with the Surinam Meteorological Service. Processes in the tropical regions are important for the global climate and the global atmospheric composition. The participation in Indoex (Indian Ocean Experiment) and this Surinam

Haak, Hein

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Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program  

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3 3 ARM 2003 Tom Ackerman Chief Scientist Tom Ackerman Chief Scientist ARM ARM Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Atmospheric Radiation Measurement WARNING! WARNING! Today is April 1 But that has NO bearing on this message Today is April 1 But that has NO bearing on this message ARM ARM Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Two Topics Two Topics * Status of ARM (quick overview) * Science plan - ARM in the next 5 years * Status of ARM (quick overview) * Science plan - ARM in the next 5 years ARM ARM Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Atmospheric Radiation Measurement ARM Status - Science ARM Status - Science * Steadily increasing productivity - Poster session - over 220 posters (may need to do something about submissions next year) - Peer-reviewed articles: 2.5 to 3 per year per

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Fundamentals of high pressure adsorption  

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High-pressure adsorption attracts research interests following the world's attention to alternative fuels, and it exerts essential effect on the study of hydrogen/methane storage and the development of novel materials addressing to the storage. However, theoretical puzzles in high-pressure adsorption hindered the progress of application studies. Therefore, the present paper addresses the major theoretical problems that challenged researchers: i.e., how to model the isotherms with maximum observed in high-pressure adsorption; what is the adsorption mechanism at high pressures; how do we determine the quantity of absolute adsorption based on experimental data. Ideology and methods to tackle these problems are elucidated, which lead to new insights into the nature of high-pressure adsorption and progress in application studies, for example, in modeling multicomponent adsorption, hydrogen storage, natural gas storage, and coalbed methane enrichment, was achieved.

Zhou, Y.P.; Zhou, L. [Tianjin University, Tianjin (China). High Pressure Adsorption Laboratory

2009-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Materials, methods and devices to detect and quantify water vapor concentrations in an atmosphere  

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We have demonstrated that a surface acoustic wave (SAW) sensor coated with a nanoporous framework material (NFM) film can perform ultrasensitive water vapor detection at concentrations in air from 0.05 to 12,000 ppmv at 1 atmosphere pressure. The method is extendable to other MEMS-based sensors, such as microcantilevers, or to quartz crystal microbalance sensors. We identify a specific NFM that provides high sensitivity and selectivity to water vapor. However, our approach is generalizable to detection of other species using NFM to provide sensitivity and selectivity.

Allendorf, Mark D; Robinson, Alex L

2014-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

416

Atmospheric Neutrino Fluxes  

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Starting with an historical review, I summarize the status of calculations of the flux of atmospheric neutrinos and how they compare to measurements.

Thomas K. Gaisser

2005-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Atmospheric Heat Budget  

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ListAtmospheric Heat Budget Outreach Home Room News Publications Traditional Knowledge Kiosks Barrow, Alaska Tropical Western Pacific Site Tours Contacts Students Study Hall About...

418

Thomson scattering measurements in atmospheric plasma jets  

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Electron temperature and electron density in a dc plasma jet at atmospheric pressure have been obtained using Thomson laser scattering. Measurements performed at various scattering angles have revealed effects that are not accounted for by the standard scattering theory. Differences between the predicted and experimental results suggest that higher order corrections to the theory may be required, and that corrections to the form of the spectral density function may play an important role.

G. Gregori; J. Schein; P. Schwendinger; U. Kortshagen; J. Heberlein; E. Pfender

1999-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface texturing of superconductors by controlled oxygen pressure  

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A method of manufacture of a textured layer of a high temperature superconductor on a substrate. The method involves providing an untextured high temperature superconductor material having a characteristic ambient pressure peritectic melting point, heating the superconductor to a temperature below the peritectic temperature, establishing a reduced pO.sub.2 atmosphere below ambient pressure causing reduction of the peritectic melting point to a reduced temperature which causes melting from an exposed surface of the superconductor and raising pressure of the reduced pO.sub.2 atmosphere to cause solidification of the molten superconductor in a textured surface layer.

Chen, Nan (Downers Grove, IL); Goretta, Kenneth C. (Downers Grove, IL); Dorris, Stephen E. (La Grange Park, IL)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface texturing of superconductors by controlled oxygen pressure  

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A method of manufacture of a textured layer of a high temperature superconductor on a substrate is disclosed. The method involves providing an untextured high temperature superconductor material having a characteristic ambient pressure peritectic melting point, heating the superconductor to a temperature below the peritectic temperature, establishing a reduced pO{sub 2} atmosphere below ambient pressure causing reduction of the peritectic melting point to a reduced temperature which causes melting from an exposed surface of the superconductor and raising pressure of the reduced pO{sub 2} atmosphere to cause solidification of the molten superconductor in a textured surface layer. 8 figs.

Chen, N.; Goretta, K.C.; Dorris, S.E.

1999-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

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MagLab Slideshow: How Atmospheric Pressure Affects Objects  

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How Potato Cannons Work This audio slideshow is carbo-loaded with information on how the pneumatic potato cannon works. How Potato Cannons Work This article explains how the...

422

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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Surface Properties of Polypropylene Treated Using Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jet  

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Polypropylene (PP) films have been widely used in many industrial areas, such as for protective overcoats and food packaging. However, PP film’s hydrophobic surface properties induce poor wettability and adhesion...

C. H. Su; T. H. Chen; S. H. Yang; C. H. Liu…

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Exhaust gas treatment by an atmospheric pressure microwave plasma  

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A microwave process for treating exhaust gases from internal combustion engines is presented. The exhaust gases are ionised by microwave energy at 2.45 GHz and the resultant plasma jet discharges into ambient air and exhaust gas environment. A gas analyser was used to measure the change in exhaust gas composition due to the influence of the plasma. Large decreases in CO2, CO and hydrocarbon levels, accompanied by an increase in NO levels, were found.

Carlos A. Destefani; Elias Siores

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

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

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Surface Modification by Atmospheric Pressure Plasma for Improved Bonding  

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prepared using (a) the IPA wipe (control), (b) sanding, (c)of aluminum alloy 2024: a) IPA wiped, b) sanded with 180bond primer with a) the IPA wipe (control), b) sanding, c)

Williams, Thomas Scott

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Conference on Atmospheric Pollution  

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... THE half-yearly Conference of representatives of local authorities and other organisations co-operating with the Department of Scientific ... of atmospheric pollution was held in the offices of the Department on May 25. The Conference received from Dr. G. M. B. Dobson, chairman of the Atmospheric Pollution ...

1936-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Launois, L., Veslot, J., Irz, P., and Argillier, C. (2010) Selecting fish-based metrics responding to human pressures in French natural lakes and reservoirs:towards the development of a fish-based index (FBI) for French lakes, Ecology of Freshwater Fish 2  

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Launois, L., Veslot, J., Irz, P., and Argillier, C. (2010) Selecting fish-based metrics responding to human pressures in French natural lakes and reservoirs:towards the development of a fish-based index (FBI) for French lakes, Ecology of Freshwater Fish 2010. _ 2010 John Wiley & Sons A/ S. Accepted

Boyer, Edmond

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Atmospheric Pollution Research 1 (2010) 220228 Atmospheric Pollution Research  

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Atmospheric Pollution Research 1 (2010) 220228 Atmospheric Pollution Research www in modeling of the associated multiphase processes. Iron redox species are important pollutants. The oxidative capacity of the atmospheric cloud water decreases when dissolution is included

Boyer, Edmond

430

Microwave radiation by a relativistic electron beam propagation through low?pressure air  

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Intense relativistic electron beams fired into air at varying pressures display a wide range of microwave signatures. These experiments held beam current energy and pulse length constant while varying gas pressure. Our observing window is 10 to 40 GHz. At low pressures (generated plasma frequencies. Power falls linearly with pressure above 20 mTorr until electron?Neutral collisions damp the emission at a few Torr. However weak 10 GHz emission appears at full atmospheric pressure.

S. Jordan; A. Ben?Amar Baranga; G. Benford; D. Tzach; K. Kato

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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One-Dimensional Modeling on the Asymmetric Features of a Radio-Frequency Atmospheric Helium Glow Discharge Produced Using a Co-Axial-Type Plasma Generator  

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As one type of the atmospheric glow discharges, the radio-frequency atmospheric-pressure glow discharges produced using the water-cooled bare-metallic electrode, which are the...1–3...]. The capacitively-coupled ...

Zhi-Bin Wang; Pei-Si Le; Nan Ge; Qiu-Yue Nie…

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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pressure | OpenEI  

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pressure pressure Dataset Summary Description This raw data reflects readings from instruments mounted on or near a 82 meter meteorological tower located at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC), approximately 5 miles south of Boulder, CO (specifically: 39.9107 N, 105.2348 W, datum WGS84). The base elevation at the site is 1,855 meters AMSL. Source NREL Date Released Unknown Date Updated March 10th, 2011 (3 years ago) Keywords DOE humidity irrandiance NREL NWTC pressure temperature turbulence wind wind direction wind speed Data text/plain icon Raw data (8/24/2001 - 3/10/2011) (txt, 681 KiB) application/vnd.ms-excel icon Field IDs for above .txt file (xls, 69.6 KiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review Comment Scientists and Technicians are notified real-time via email of instruments outside the above min/max or delta comparisons (http://www.nrel.gov/midc/nwtc_m2/) Data have not been reviewed for accuracy or completeness; disclaimer available (http://www.nrel.gov/disclaimer.html).

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Quantitative infrared absorption cross sections of isoprene for atmospheric measurements  

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The OH- and O3- initiated oxidations of isoprene, which is one of the primary volatile organic compounds produced by vegetation, are a major source of atmospheric formaldehyde and other oxygenated organics, yet little quantitative IR data exists for isoprene. We thus report absorption coefficients and integrated band intensities for isoprene in the 600 - 6500 cm-1 region. The pressure-broadened (1 atmosphere N2) spectra were recorded at 278, 298 and 323 K in a 19.96 cm path length cell at 0.112 cm-1 resolution, using a Bruker 66V FTIR. Composite spectra are derived from a minimum of seven pressures at each temperature.

Brauer, Carolyn S.; Blake, Thomas A.; Guenther, Alex B.; Sharpe, Steven W.; Sams, Robert L.; Johnson, Timothy J.

2014-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation on the effects of ultra-high pressure and temperature on the rheological properties of oil-based drilling fluids  

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Designing a fit-for-purpose drilling fluid for high-pressure, high-temperature (HP/HT) operations is one of the greatest technological challenges facing the oil and gas industry today. Typically, a drilling fluid is subjected to increasing...

Ibeh, Chijioke Stanley

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Infrasound records from U.S. atmospheric tests  

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The United States conducted over 100 atmospheric nuclear tests at the Nevada Test Site from 1951 through 1962. Some of the earliest tests caused unexpected damage, primarily broken glass and cracked plaster, in Las Vegas and other surrounding communities. To address this problem, Sandia initiated a program to monitor and predict the pressure waves around NTS. Infrasound recording systems were developed, then field for all tests beginning with Operation Buster in October 1951. Investigators soon discovered that near-surface temperature inversions and wind profiles caused the damaging pressures in Las Vegas. A typical test was recorded at about a dozen stations from the Control Point on NTS to as far away as Pasadena, CA. In addition, some tests in the South Pacific were monitored, as well as numerous chemical explosions. Strip charts recorded signals in the frequency band from 0.05 to 30 Hz, and the paper tapes were achieved at Sandia in the early 1970s. The NTS events ranged in yield from below 1 ton to 74 kilotons; source altitudes varied from near ground level (including some cratering experiments) to as high as 11 km. The resulting data contain a wealth of information on the source function, yield scaling and regional propagation of infrasound signals from atmospheric explosions. The renewed interest in infrasonic monitoring for CTBT verification has prompted the authors to exhume some of the archived records. The authors plan to digitize the signals from several tests and evaluate their applicability to CTBT issues. In addition, they will collect any existing parametric measurements for these records (arrival times, amplitudes, etc.). All data will be converted to CSS database format and made available to the research community. If appropriate, the resulting information could also be included in the Knowledge Base under development for CTBT monitoring.

Chael, E.P.; Lohr, R.D.

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Deposition of TiO2 thin films by atmospheric plasma post-discharge assisted injection MOCVD  

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Deposition of TiO2 thin films by atmospheric plasma post-discharge assisted injection MOCVD C Keywords : Injection MOCVD, Atmospheric Plasma, titanium oxide, anatase, PECVD Abstract TiO2 thin films combines remote Atmospheric Pressure (AP) Plasma with Pulsed Injection Metallorganic Chemical Vapour

Boyer, Edmond

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Effects of Hyperbaric Pressure on a Deep-Sea Archaebacterium in Stainless Steel and Glass-Lined Vessels  

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...syringe and the pressure generator provides ballast to...turn of the pressure generator. As with gas sam...these experiments, water was used as the pressurizing...microorganisms from water and sediment samples...subsequent incuba- tion at atmospheric pressure. In our experiments...

Chad M. Nelson; Michael R. Schuppenhauer; Douglas S. Clark

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Nature: Earth's Atmosphere and Beyond  

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Nature: Earth's Atmosphere and Beyond ... The column summarizes research articles from Nature that report on anthropogenic activities and natural phenomena that influence the chemical composition of Earth's atmosphere. ...

Sabine Heinhorst; Gordon Cannon

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The atmosphere of Venus  

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The investigations of Venus take a special position in planetary researches. It was just the atmosphere of Venus where first measurements in situ were carried out by means of the equipment delivered by a space pr...

V. I. Moroz

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric Dynamics of Exoplanets  

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The characterization of exoplanetary atmospheres has come of age in the last decade, as astronomical techniques now allow for albedos, chemical abundances, temperature profiles and maps, rotation periods and even wind speeds to be measured. Atmospheric dynamics sets the background state of density, temperature and velocity that determines or influences the spectral and temporal appearance of an exoplanetary atmosphere. Hot exoplanets are most amenable to these characterization techniques; in the present review, we focus on highly-irradiated, large exoplanets (the "hot Jupiters"), as astronomical data begin to confront theoretical questions. We summarize the basic atmospheric quantities inferred from the astronomical observations. We review the state of the art by addressing a series of current questions and look towards the future by considering a separate set of exploratory questions. Attaining the next level of understanding will require a concerted effort of constructing multi-faceted, multi-wavelength dat...

Heng, Kevin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasma pencil — A new small scale source for atmospheric surface modifications  

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Plasma pencil is a device which can produce plasma jet at atmospheric pressure and low power (10–200 W ... to HF. The jet character of the plasma makes this device very efficient in aimed...2 mm2) modifications o...

J. Kousal; M. Klíma; J. Jan?a; V. Kapicka; P. Slaví?ek…

2000-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Characterization of the Present-Day Arctic Atmosphere in CCSM4  

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Simulation of key features of the Arctic atmosphere in the Community Climate System Model, version 4 (CCSM4) is evaluated against observational and reanalysis datasets for the present-day (1981–2005). Surface air temperature, sea level pressure, ...

Gijs de Boer; William Chapman; Jennifer E. Kay; Brian Medeiros; Matthew D. Shupe; Steve Vavrus; John Walsh

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PressurePressure Indiana Coal Characteristics  

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TimeTime PressurePressure · Indiana Coal Characteristics · Indiana Coals for Coke · Coal Indiana Total Consumption Electricity 59,664 Coke 4,716 Industrial 3,493 Major Coal- red power plantsTransportation in Indiana · Coal Slurry Ponds Evaluation · Site Selection for Coal Gasification · Coal-To-Liquids Study, CTL

Fernández-Juricic, Esteban

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Performance of a pressure-based unstructured code and a multi-block structured code for heat transfer and fluid flow  

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This paper reports a multi-block unstructured method for incompressible flows and the performance comparison with a multi-block structured method. The unstructured collocated grid is composed of arbitrary cell shapes. Pressure and velocity are stored at cell centres; Rhie and Chow interpolation is used to prevent checker boarding. The SIMPLE algorithm is used for pressureâ??velocity coupling. The code is calibrated with benchmark cases using hexahedral and prism meshes, and is shown to perform very well for all cases considered. In addition, the performances of the structured and unstructured codes are compared.

Rongguang Jia; Bengt Sunden

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Untangling the Chemical Evolution of Titan's Atmosphere and Surface -- From Homogeneous to Heterogeneous Chemistry  

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The arrival of the Cassini-Huygens probe at Saturn's moon Titan - the only Solar System body besides Earth and Venus with a solid surface and a thick atmosphere with a pressure of 1.4 atm at surface level - in 2004 opened up a new chapter in the history of Solar System exploration. The mission revealed Titan as a world with striking Earth-like landscapes involving hydrocarbon lakes and seas as well as sand dunes and lava-like features interspersed with craters and icy mountains of hitherto unknown chemical composition. The discovery of a dynamic atmosphere and active weather system illustrates further the similarities between Titan and Earth. The aerosol-based haze layers, which give Titan its orange-brownish color, are not only Titan's most prominent optically visible features, but also play a crucial role in determining Titan's thermal structure and chemistry. These smog-like haze layers are thought to be very similar to those that were present in Earth's atmosphere before life developed more than 3.8 billion years ago, absorbing the destructive ultraviolet radiation from the Sun, thus acting as 'prebiotic ozone' to preserve astrobiologically important molecules on Titan. Compared to Earth, Titan's low surface temperature of 94 K and the absence of liquid water preclude the evolution of biological chemistry as we know it. Exactly because of these low temperatures, Titan provides us with a unique prebiotic 'atmospheric laboratory' yielding vital clues - at the frozen stage - on the likely chemical composition of the atmosphere of the primitive Earth. However, the underlying chemical processes, which initiate the haze formation from simple molecules, have been not understood well to date.

Kaiser, Ralf I.; Maksyutenko, Pavlo; Ennis, Courtney; Zhang, Fangtong; Gu, Xibin; Krishtal, Sergey P.; Mebel, Alexander M.; Kostko, Oleg; Ahmed, Musahid

2010-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Force approximation for a plasma actuator operating in atmospheric air Kunwar Pal Singh and Subrata Roya  

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Force approximation for a plasma actuator operating in atmospheric air Kunwar Pal Singh and Subrata to the actuator, dielectric heating, and power required to maintain the atmospheric pressure plasma during Roya Computational Plasma Dynamics Laboratory and Test Facility, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace

Roy, Subrata

447

Attenuation of single-tone ultrasound by an atmospheric glow discharge plasma barrier  

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Attenuation of single-tone ultrasound by an atmospheric glow discharge plasma barrier Vadim P through an atmospheric pressure glow discharge in air was studied experimentally. The plasma obtained in and around the plasma using laser-induced Rayleigh scattering technique. Results show

�tügen, Volkan

448

Use of non-thermal atmospheric plasmas to reduce the viability of Bacillus subtilis  

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Use of non-thermal atmospheric plasmas to reduce the viability of Bacillus subtilis on spacecraft Laboratory, Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899, USA e-mail: carlos.i.calle@nasa.gov Abstract: Atmospheric pressure glow-discharge (APGD) plasmas have been proposed for sterilizing spacecraft surfaces prior

Schuerger, Andrew C.

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Using sensitivity derivatives for design and parameter estimation in an atmospheric plasma discharge simulation  

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The problem of applying sensitivity analysis to a one-dimensional atmospheric radio frequency plasma discharge simulation is considered. A fluid simulation is used to model an atmospheric pressure radio frequency helium discharge with a small nitrogen ... Keywords: Adjoint, Direct differentiation, Optimization, Plasma discharge, Sensitivity analysis, Uncertainty analysis

Kyle J. Lange; W. Kyle Anderson

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Article Atmospheric Science  

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© The Author(s) 2012. This article is published with open access at Springerlink.com csb.scichina.com www.springer.com/scp © The Author(s) 2012. This article is published with open access at Springerlink.com csb.scichina.com www.springer.com/scp *Corresponding author (email: luchunsong110@gmail.com) Article Atmospheric Science February 2013 Vol.58 No.4-5: 545  551 doi: 10.1007/s11434-012-5556-6 A method for distinguishing and linking turbulent entrainment mixing and collision-coalescence in stratocumulus clouds LU ChunSong 1,2* , LIU YanGang 2 & NIU ShengJie 1 1 Key Laboratory for Atmospheric Physics and Environment of China Meteorological Administration, Key Laboratory of Meteorological Disaster of Ministry of Education, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing 210044, China; 2 Atmospheric Sciences Division, Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York 11973, USA

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ARM - Measurement - Atmospheric temperature  

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temperature temperature ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Measurement : Atmospheric temperature The temperature indicated by a thermometer exposed to the air in a place sheltered from direct solar radiation. Categories Atmospheric State Instruments The above measurement is considered scientifically relevant for the following instruments. Refer to the datastream (netcdf) file headers of each instrument for a list of all available measurements, including those recorded for diagnostic or quality assurance purposes. ARM Instruments AERI : Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer SONDE : Balloon-Borne Sounding System CO2FLX : Carbon Dioxide Flux Measurement Systems ECOR : Eddy Correlation Flux Measurement System

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Atmospheres of Brown Dwarfs  

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Brown Dwarfs are the coolest class of stellar objects known to date. Our present perception is that Brown Dwarfs follow the principles of star formation, and that Brown Dwarfs share many characteristics with planets. Being the darkest and lowest mass stars known makes Brown Dwarfs also the coolest stars known. This has profound implication for their spectral fingerprints. Brown Dwarfs cover a range of effective temperatures which cause brown dwarfs atmospheres to be a sequence that gradually changes from a M-dwarf-like spectrum into a planet-like spectrum. This further implies that below an effective temperature of atmospheres of objects marking the boundary between M-Dwarfs and brown dwarfs. Recent developments have sparked the interest in plasma processes in such very cool atmospheres: sporadic and quiescent radio emission has been observed in combination with decaying Xray-activity indicators across the fully convective boundary.

Helling, Christiane

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric heat redistribution and collapse on tidally locked rocky planets  

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Atmospheric collapse is likely to be of fundamental importance to tidally locked rocky exoplanets but remains understudied. Here, general results on the heat transport and stability of tidally locked terrestrial-type atmospheres are reported. First, the problem is modeled with an idealized 3D general circulation model (GCM) with gray gas radiative transfer. It is shown that over a wide range of parameters the atmospheric boundary layer, rather than the large-scale circulation, is the key to understanding the planetary energy balance. Through a scaling analysis of the interhemispheric energy transfer, theoretical expressions for the day-night temperature difference and surface wind speed are created that reproduce the GCM results without tuning. Next, the GCM is used with correlated-k radiative transfer to study heat transport for two real gases (CO2 and CO). For CO2, empirical formulae for the collapse pressure as a function of planetary mass and stellar flux are produced, and critical pressures for atmospher...

Wordsworth, Robin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DISTRIBUTION OF CO{sub 2} IN SATURN'S ATMOSPHERE FROM CASSINI/CIRS INFRARED OBSERVATIONS  

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This paper focuses on the CO{sub 2} distribution in Saturn's atmosphere based on analysis of infrared spectral observations of Saturn made by the Composite Infrared Spectrometer aboard the Cassini spacecraft. The Cassini spacecraft was launched in 1997 October, inserted in Saturn's orbit in 2004 July, and has been successfully making infrared observations of Saturn, its rings, Titan, and other icy satellites during well-planned orbital tours. The infrared observations, made with a dual Fourier transform spectrometer in both nadir- and limb-viewing modes, cover spectral regions of 10-1400 cm{sup –1}, with the option of variable apodized spectral resolutions from 0.53 to 15 cm{sup –1}. An analysis of the observed spectra with well-developed radiative transfer models and spectral inversion techniques has the potential to provide knowledge of Saturn's thermal structure and composition with global distributions of a series of gases. In this paper, we present an analysis of a large observational data set for retrieval of Saturn's CO{sub 2} distribution utilizing spectral features of CO{sub 2} in the Q-branch of the ?{sub 2} band, and discuss its possible relationship to the influx of interstellar dust grains. With limited spectral regions available for analysis, due to low densities of CO{sub 2} and interference from other gases, the retrieved CO{sub 2} profile is obtained as a function of a model photochemical profile, with the retrieved values at atmospheric pressures in the region of ?1-10 mbar levels. The retrieved CO{sub 2} profile is found to be in good agreement with the model profile based on Infrared Space Observatory measurements with mixing ratios of ?4.9 × 10{sup –10} at atmospheric pressures of ?1 mbar.

Abbas, M. M.; LeClair, A. [NASA-Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL 35812 (United States); Woodard, E.; Young, M.; Stanbro, M. [University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899 (United States); Flasar, F. M.; Achterberg, R. K.; Bjoraker, G.; Brasunas, J.; Jennings, D. E. [NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); Kunde, V. G., E-mail: Mian.M.Abbas@nasa.gov, E-mail: Andre.C.LeClair@nasa.gov, E-mail: eaw0009@uah.edu, E-mail: mcs0001@uah.edu, E-mail: youngmm@uah.edu, E-mail: f.m.flasar@nasa.gov, E-mail: virgil.g.kunde@gsfc.nasa.gov [University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 (United States); Collaboration: and the Cassini/CIRS team

2013-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric Crude Oil Distillation Operable Capacity  

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(Barrels per Calendar Day) (Barrels per Calendar Day) Data Series: Total Number of Operable Refineries Number of Operating Refineries Number of Idle Refineries Atmospheric Crude Oil Distillation Operable Capacity (B/CD) Atmospheric Crude Oil Distillation Operating Capacity (B/CD) Atmospheric Crude Oil Distillation Idle Capacity (B/CD) Atmospheric Crude Oil Distillation Operable Capacity (B/SD) Atmospheric Crude Oil Distillation Operating Capacity (B/SD) Atmospheric Crude Oil Distillation Idle Capacity (B/SD) Vacuum Distillation Downstream Charge Capacity (B/SD) Thermal Cracking Downstream Charge Capacity (B/SD) Thermal Cracking Total Coking Downstream Charge Capacity (B/SD) Thermal Cracking Delayed Coking Downstream Charge Capacity (B/SD Thermal Cracking Fluid Coking Downstream Charge Capacity (B/SD) Thermal Cracking Visbreaking Downstream Charge Capacity (B/SD) Thermal Cracking Other/Gas Oil Charge Capacity (B/SD) Catalytic Cracking Fresh Feed Charge Capacity (B/SD) Catalytic Cracking Recycle Charge Capacity (B/SD) Catalytic Hydro-Cracking Charge Capacity (B/SD) Catalytic Hydro-Cracking Distillate Charge Capacity (B/SD) Catalytic Hydro-Cracking Gas Oil Charge Capacity (B/SD) Catalytic Hydro-Cracking Residual Charge Capacity (B/SD) Catalytic Reforming Charge Capacity (B/SD) Catalytic Reforming Low Pressure Charge Capacity (B/SD) Catalytic Reforming High Pressure Charge Capacity (B/SD) Catalytic Hydrotreating/Desulfurization Charge Capacity (B/SD) Catalytic Hydrotreating Naphtha/Reformer Feed Charge Cap (B/SD) Catalytic Hydrotreating Gasoline Charge Capacity (B/SD) Catalytic Hydrotreating Heavy Gas Oil Charge Capacity (B/SD) Catalytic Hydrotreating Distillate Charge Capacity (B/SD) Catalytic Hydrotreating Kerosene/Jet Fuel Charge Capacity (B/SD) Catalytic Hydrotreating Diesel Fuel Charge Capacity (B/SD) Catalytic Hydrotreating Other Distillate Charge Capacity (B/SD) Catalytic Hydrotreating Residual/Other Charge Capacity (B/SD) Catalytic Hydrotreating Residual Charge Capacity (B/SD) Catalytic Hydrotreating Other Oils Charge Capacity (B/SD) Fuels Solvent Deasphalting Charge Capacity (B/SD) Catalytic Reforming Downstream Charge Capacity (B/CD) Total Coking Downstream Charge Capacity (B/CD) Catalytic Cracking Fresh Feed Downstream Charge Capacity (B/CD) Catalytic Hydro-Cracking Downstream Charge Capacity (B/CD) Period:

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Nonlinear waves in the solar atmosphere  

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...the intended application to solar physics deserves great effort...waves and oscillations in the solar plasma. Figure 1 A typical...distance from the base of the solar atmosphere. The quantity is...The (a), (b) and (c) panels correspond to z=0, z=z...

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On Adaptive Mesh Refinement for Atmospheric Pollution Models  

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On Adaptive Mesh Refinement for Atmospheric Pollution Models Emil M. Constantinescu and Adrian Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005 #12;On Adaptive Mesh Refinement for Atmospheric Pollution Models 799 res- olution system for modeling regional air pollution based on the chemical transport model STEM

Sandu, Adrian

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ARM ARM Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Atmospheric Radiation Measurement  

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An Integrated Column Description An Integrated Column Description of the Atmosphere An Integrated Column Description of the Atmosphere Tom Ackerman Chief Scientist Tom Ackerman Chief Scientist ARM ARM Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Pacific Northwest National Laboratory The "other" Washington ARM ARM Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Credits to Credits to * Ric Cederwall * Xiquan Dong * Chuck Long * Jay Mace * Mark Miller * Robin Perez * Dave Turner and the rest of the ARM science team * Ric Cederwall * Xiquan Dong * Chuck Long * Jay Mace * Mark Miller * Robin Perez * Dave Turner and the rest of the ARM science team ARM ARM Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Outline Outline * A little philosophy

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Microplasma Discharges in High Pressure Gases Scaling Towards the Sub-micron Regime  

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Atmospheric pressure microplasmas are uniquely characterized by their very high energy densities and also by their small discharge sizes. These properties allow for unique applications in plasma processing technologies. We have investigated...

Chitre, Aditya Rajeev

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - argon gas pressure Sample Search Results  

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pressure of each gas in the chamber atmosphere... Bio390 Problem: Gas Laws thanks to Dr. J.F. Anderson, Dept. ... Source: Prestwich, Ken - Biology Department, College of the Holy...

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Atmospheric Plasma Deposition of Diamond-like Carbon Coatings  

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There is great demand for thin functional coatings in the semiconductor, optics, electronics, medical, automotive and aerospace industries [1-13]. As fabricated components become smaller and more complex, the properties of the materials’ surface take on greater importance. Thin coatings play a key role in tailoring surfaces to give them the desired hardness, wear resistance, chemical inertness, and electrical characteristics. Diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings possess an array of desirable properties, including outstanding abrasion and wear resistance, chemical inertness, hardness, a low coefficient of friction and exceptionally high dielectric strength [14-22]. Diamond-like carbon is considered to be an amorphous material, containing a mixture of sp2 and sp3 bonded carbon. Based on the percentage of sp3 carbon and the hydrogen content, four different types of DLC coatings have been identified: tetrahedral carbon (ta-C), hydrogenated amorphous carbon (a-C:H) hard, a-C:H soft, and hydrogenated tetrahedral carbon (ta-C:H) [20,24,25]. Possessing the highest hardness of 80 GPa, ta-C possesses an sp3 carbon content of 80 to 88u%, and no appreciable hydrogen content whereas a-C:H soft possesses a hardness of less than 10 GPa, contains an sp3 carbon content of 60% and a hydrogen content between 30 to 50%. Methods used to deposit DLC coatings include ion beam deposition, cathodic arc spray, pulsed laser ablation, argon ion sputtering, and plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition [73-83]. Researchers contend that several advantages exist when depositing DLC coatings in a low-pressure environment. For example, ion beam processes are widely utilized since the ion bombardment is thought to promote denser sp3-bonded carbon networks. Other processes, such as sputtering, are better suited for coating large parts [29,30,44]. However, the deposition of DLC in a vacuum system has several disadvantages, including high equipment cost and restrictions on the size and shape of material that may be treated. The deposition of DLC at atmospheric pressure has been demonstrated by several researchers. Izake, et al [53] and Novikov and Dymont [54] have demonstrated an electrochemical process that is carried out with organic compounds such as methanol and acetylene dissolved in ammonia. This process requires that the substrates be immersed in the liquid [53-54]. The atmospheric pressure deposition of DLC was also demonstrated by Kulik, et al. utilizing a plasma torch. However, this process requires operating temperatures in excess of 800 oC [55]. In this report, we investigate the deposition of diamond-like carbon films using a low temperature, atmospheric pressure plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) process. The films were characterized by solid-state carbon-13 nuclear magnetic resonance (13C NMR) and found to have a ratio of sp2 to sp3 carbon of 43 to 57%. The films were also tested for adhesion, coefficient of friction, and dielectric strength.

Ladwig, Angela

2008-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

462

A sun glint heliostat for atmospheric spectroscopy  

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A simple arrangement based upon sun glint the brilliant image of the sun behind a convex reflecting surface is used to produce a nearly stationary image of the sun. Using a telescopemirror this image is directed into a spectrometer and is spectrally analyzed for the purpose of remote sensing of trace species in our atmosphere. Typical data using a reflecting sphere are reported and discussed qualitatively in relation to the atmospheric absorbers between the sun and detector. The over?all uses of the system are described and some cautions concerning its limitations are discussed. Alternate geometries and possible variations of the system are described.

A. E. S. Green; R. A. Sutherland; G. Ganguli

1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ATMOSPHERIC ELSEVIER AtmosphericResearch40 (1996) 223-259  

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of atmospheric aerosol particles and cloud hydrometeors (water drops, ice particles, and, particularlyATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH ELSEVIER AtmosphericResearch40 (1996) 223-259 Simulations of drop fall turbulence. The model permits us to generate different realizations of the random velocity field component

Mark, Pinsky

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Pressure reducing regulator  

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A pressure reducing regulator that controls its downstream or outlet pressure to a fixed fraction of its upstream or inlet pressure is disclosed. The regulator includes a housing which may be of a titanium alloy, within which is located a seal or gasket at the outlet end which may be made of annealed copper, a rod, and piston, each of which may be made of high density graphite. The regulator is insensitive to temperature by virtue of being without a spring or gas sealed behind a diaphragm, and provides a reference for a system in which it is being used. The rod and piston of the regulator are constructed, for example, to have a 1/20 ratio such that when the downstream pressure is less than 1/20 of the upstream pressure the regulator opens and when the downstream pressure exceeds 1/20 of the upstream pressure the regulator closes. 10 figs.

Whitehead, J.C.; Dilgard, L.W.

1995-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Sound Waves in the Atmosphere at Infrasonic Frequencies  

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Various geophysical processes generate sound waves in the atmosphere. Some typical sources are auroral discharges in the upper atmosphere tornadoes and severe storms surface waves on the oceans volcanic explosions earthquakes and atmospheric oscillations arising from unstable wind flow at the tropopause. Man?made sources include powerful explosions and the shock waves from vehicles moving at supersonic speeds at altitudes below about 125 km. The components of sound?wave energy at infrasonic frequencies (oscillation periods >1.0 sec) are propagated for large distances (thousands of kilometers) over the earth's surface with very little loss of energy from absorption by viscosity and heat conduction. But the propagation depends strongly on (a) the horizontally stratified temperature structure of the atmosphere (b) the influence of gravity at oscillation periods greater than the atmospheric resonance period ?300 sec and (c) the nonuniform distribution of atmospheric winds. The microphones and electroacoustical apparatus at an infrasonics observation station e.g. the one at Washington D. C. measure (1) the amplitude and waveform of incident sound pressure (2) the direction of local propagation of the wave (3) the horizontal trace velocity and (4) the distribution of sound wave energy at various oscillation frequencies. Researches on propagation require observational data from a network of stations separated geographically by large distances coupled with theoretical analysis of sound propagation to arrive at useful results on the acoustics of the atmosphere.

Richard K. Cook

1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Measurement - Atmospheric turbulence  

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turbulence turbulence ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Measurement : Atmospheric turbulence High frequency velocity fluctuations that lead to turbulent transport of momentum, heat, mositure, and passive scalars, and often expressed in terms of variances and covariances. Categories Atmospheric State, Surface Properties Instruments The above measurement is considered scientifically relevant for the following instruments. Refer to the datastream (netcdf) file headers of each instrument for a list of all available measurements, including those recorded for diagnostic or quality assurance purposes. ARM Instruments CO2FLX : Carbon Dioxide Flux Measurement Systems ECOR : Eddy Correlation Flux Measurement System

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Differential atmospheric tritium sampler  

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An atmospheric tritium sampler is provided which uses a carrier gas comprised of hydrogen gas and a diluting gas, mixed in a nonexplosive concentration. Sample air and carrier gas are drawn into and mixed in a manifold. A regulator meters the carrier gas flow to the manifold. The air sample/carrier gas mixture is pulled through a first moisture trap which adsorbs water from the air sample. The moisture then passes through a combustion chamber where hydrogen gas in the form of H/sub 2/ or HT is combusted into water. The manufactured water is transported by the air stream to a second moisture trap where it is adsorbed. The air is then discharged back into the atmosphere by means of a pump.

Griesbach, O.A.; Stencel, J.R.

1987-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Differential atmospheric tritium sampler  

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An atmospheric tritium sampler is provided which uses a carrier gas comprised of hydrogen gas and a diluting gas, mixed in a nonexplosive concentration. Sample air and carrier gas are drawn into and mixed in a manifold. A regulator meters the carrier gas flow to the manifold. The air sample/carrier gas mixture is pulled through a first moisture trap which adsorbs water from the air sample. The mixture then passes through a combustion chamber where hydrogen gas in the form of H.sub.2 or HT is combusted into water. The manufactured water is transported by the air stream to a second moisture trap where it is adsorbed. The air is then discharged back into the atmosphere by means of a pump.

Griesbach, Otto A. (Langhorne, PA); Stencel, Joseph R. (Skillman, NJ)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The changing atmosphere  

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The chemistry of the atmosphere is changing, in large measure because of gases emitted by such human activities as farming, manufacturing, and the combustion of fossil fuels. The deleterious effects are increasingly evident; they may well become worse in the years ahead. This paper discusses the pollutants and the environmental perturbations with which they are associated. The authors believe the solution to the earth's environmental problems lies in a truly global effort.

Graedel, T.E.; Crutzen, P.J.

1989-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The atmospheric reactivity of. alpha. -methyltetrahydrofuran  

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Biomass-derived {alpha}-methyltetrahydrofuran (MTHF) has been proposed as an automotive fuel additive. Since MTHF is a volatile organic compound, the environmental impact of evaporation to the atmosphere needs to be considered. The major loss process of MTHF in the atmosphere is expected to occur via reaction with hydroxyl radical; hence we have conducted a study of the kinetics of the reaction OH + MTHF {yields} products using both absolute (flash photolysis resonance fluorescence) and relative rate techniques. The absolute rate experiments were performed over the temperature range 240-400 K at total pressures of 35 Torr (4.7 kPa) argon; the relative rate experiments were conducted at 295 K in 740 Torr (99 kPa) synthetic air. The results from both techniques were in good agreement and yield k{sub 1} = (2.52 {plus minus} 0.74) {times} 10{sup {minus}12} exp-((650 {plus minus} 80)/T) cm{sup 3} molecule{sup {minus}1} s{sup {minus}1}, with k{sub 1} (298 K) = 2.2 {times} 10{sup {minus}11} cm{sup 3} molecule{sup {minus}1}. The implications of these results for the atmospheric chemistry of MTHF are discussed.

Wallington, T.J.; Siegl, W.O. (Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI (USA)); Liu, Renzhang; Zhang, Zhengyu; Huie, R.E.; Kurylo, M.J. (National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (USA))

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IONIZATION OF EXTRASOLAR GIANT PLANET ATMOSPHERES  

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Many extrasolar planets orbit close in and are subject to intense ionizing radiation from their host stars. Therefore, we expect them to have strong, and extended, ionospheres. Ionospheres are important because they modulate escape in the upper atmosphere and can modify circulation, as well as leave their signatures, in the lower atmosphere. In this paper, we evaluate the vertical location Z{sub I} and extent D{sub I} of the EUV ionization peak layer. We find that Z{sub I{approx}}1-10 nbar-for a wide range of orbital distances (a = 0.047-1 AU) from the host star-and D{sub I}/H{sub p{approx}}>15, where H{sub p} is the pressure scale height. At Z{sub I}, the plasma frequency is {approx}80-450 MHz, depending on a. We also study global ion transport, and its dependence on a, using a three-dimensional thermosphere-ionosphere model. On tidally synchronized planets with weak intrinsic magnetic fields, our model shows only a small, but discernible, difference in electron density from the dayside to the nightside ({approx}9 x 10{sup 13} m{sup -3} to {approx}2 x 10{sup 12} m{sup -3}, respectively) at Z{sub I}. On asynchronous planets, the distribution is essentially uniform. These results have consequences for hydrodynamic modeling of the atmospheres of close-in extrasolar giant planets.

Koskinen, Tommi T. [Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, 1629 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ (United States); Cho, James Y-K. [Astronomy Unit, School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS (United Kingdom); Achilleos, Nicholas; Aylward, Alan D., E-mail: tommi@lpl.arizona.ed [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT (United Kingdom)

2010-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Local approach to fracture based prediction of the T56J and 100 shifts due to irradiation for an A508 pressure vessel steel.  

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Local approach to fracture based prediction of the T56J and TKIc 100 shifts due to irradiation model integrating a description of viscoplasticity, ductile damage and brittle fracture is used to simulate both the impact (Charpy) test and the toughness (CT) fracture test. The model is calibrated

Boyer, Edmond

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Achieve Continuous Injection of Solid Fuels into Advanced Combustion System Pressures  

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The overall objective of this project is the development of a mechanical rotary-disk feeder, known as the Stamet Posimetric High Pressure Solids Feeder System, to demonstrate feeding of dry granular coal continuously and controllably into pressurized environments of up to 70 kg/cm2 (1,000 psi). This is the Phase III of the ongoing program. Earlier Phases 1 and II successfully demonstrated feeding into pressures up to 35 kg/cm{sup 2} (500 psi). The final report for those phases was submitted in April 2005. Based on the previous work done in Phases I & II using Powder River Basin coal provided by the PSDF facility in Wilsonville, AL, a Phase III feeder system was designed and built to accomplish the target of feeding the coal into a pressure of 70 kg/cm2 (1,000 psi) and to be capable of feed rates of up to 550 kilograms (1,200lbs) per hour. The drive motor system from Phase II was retained for use on Phase III since projected performance calculations indicated it should be capable of driving the Phase III pump to the target levels. The pump & motor system was installed in a custom built test rig comprising an inlet vessel containing an active live-wall hopper mounted on weigh cells in a support frame, transition into the pump inlet, transition from pump outlet and a receiver vessel containing a receiver drum supported on weigh cells. All pressure containment on the rig was rated to105 kg/cm{sup 2} (1,500psi) to accommodate the final pressure requirement of a proposed Phase IV of the program. A screw conveyor and batch hopper were added to transfer coal at atmospheric pressure from the shop floor up into the test rig to enable continuous feeding up to the capacity of the receiving vessel. Control & monitoring systems were up-rated from the Phase II system to cover the additional features incorporated in the Phase III rig, and provide closer control and expanded monitoring of the entire system. A program of testing and modification was carried out in Stamet's facility in CA, culminating in the first successful feeding of coal into the Phase III target of 70 kg/cm{sup 2} (1,000 psi) gas pressure in March 2007. Subsequently, repeated runs at pressure were achieved, and comparison of the data with Phase II results when adjusted for scale differences showed further power reductions of 40% had been achieved from the final Phase II pressure runs. The general design layout of a commercial-scale unit was conducted, and preliminary cost estimates made.

Derek L. Aldred; Timothy Saunders

2007-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Spectroscopic measurement of the vapour pressure of ice  

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...Murphy Meeting Issue Water in the gas phase . We...triple-point state of water and uses frequency-stabilized...temperature-regulated standard humidity generator, which contains ice...within 0.35 per cent. water vapour|ice vapour pressure...technical fields. In atmospheric physics, ice crystals...

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Deriving emissions time series from sparse atmospheric mole fractions  

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A growth-based Bayesian inverse method is presented for deriving emissions of atmospheric trace species from temporally sparse measurements of their mole fractions. This work is motivated by many recent studies that have ...

Rigby, Matthew

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Nitrogen trifluoride global emissions estimated from updated atmospheric measurements  

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Nitrogen trifluoride (NF[subscript 3]) has potential to make a growing contribution to the Earth’s radiative budget; however, our understanding of its atmospheric burden and emission rates has been limited. Based on a ...

Ivy, Diane J.

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ORISE: Climate and Atmospheric Research  

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Climate and Atmospheric Research Climate and Atmospheric Research Capabilities Overview U.S. Climate Reference Network U.S. Historical Climate Network Contact Us Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education Climate and Atmospheric Research The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) partners with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division (ATDD) to conduct climate research focused on issues of national and global importance. Research is performed with personnel support from ORISE's Independent Environmental Assessment and Verification (IEAV) programs, as well as in collaboration with scientists and engineers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and numerous other organizations, government agencies, universities and private research institutions.

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High temperature pressure gauge  

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A high temperature pressure gauge comprising a pressure gauge positioned in fluid communication with one end of a conduit which has a diaphragm mounted in its other end. The conduit is filled with a low melting metal alloy above the diaphragm for a portion of its length with a high temperature fluid being positioned in the remaining length of the conduit and in the pressure gauge.

Echtler, J. Paul (Pittsburgh, PA); Scandrol, Roy O. (Library, PA)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamics of planetary atmospheres  

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705810Sound speed (m s-1) 3920Scale height (km) 300400Emission-space pressure (hPa) 95124Emission temperature (K) 1.81.7Emitted/absorbed power 26.73.1Orbital inclination(o) 6901310Mean density (kg m-3) 10) Science #12;Jovian Jets · - uyy winds

Read, Peter L.

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Three precision differential pressure indicators for operation at high temperatures and pressures  

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, the design did have a 7 Pa sensitivity which is especially imoortant as the sensing transformer was located outside the pressure containment. This feature eliminates the need for electrical feedthroughs which usually limit the operating conditions... was constructed and the sensitivity increased to ? 5 -1 2x10 Pa using the same transformer. Based on the designs tested, a new differential pressure indicator was proposed. Using a diaphragm with a linear variable differential transformer outside the pressure...

Osburn, Douglas Clayton

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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