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Title: The effect of frequency on atmospheric pressure glow discharge in a pin-to-plate gap sustained by a resonant power supply

Abstract

More and more researchers have been attracted to the research of atmospheric pressure glow discharge (APGD) because of its great prospect in numerous industrial applications. Nevertheless, almost all of the industrial applications are based on achievement of stable, large-volume, and uniform APGD. In a previous study, stable filamentary APGD was obtained by applying a resonant power supply between pin-to-plate electrodes which could limit the peak value of discharge current to supress the glow-to-arc transition through a series-wound resonance principle. The filamentary APGD is centimeter-level in the length but only several millimeters in diameter. Therefore, in order to obtain large-volume and uniform APGD, it is significant to study how to diffuse filamentary APGD in radial direction. With the increasing resonant frequency of alternating current discharge, excited particles (mainly including energetic electrons and trapped ions left from the previous half-cycle discharge) in the electrodes gap increase, which benefits obtaining stable self-sustaining APGD. In this paper, mechanism and law of the influence of resonant frequency on the diffusion of filamentary APGD in ambient air were studied. By comparing the photos of discharge plasma and waveforms of the discharge voltage and current, it is found that the volume of the glow discharge plasma enlargesmore » as the resonant frequency of the power supply increases. It is very significant and anticipating to study how to obtain stable, large-volume, and uniform APGD in ambient air by the resonant power supply.« less

Authors:
; ; ;  [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. State Key Laboratory of Electrical Insulation and Power Equipment, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049 (China)
  2. State Grid Qingdao Power Supply Company, Qingdao 266000 (China)
  3. State Grid Chongqing Jiangbei Power Supply Company, Chongqing 401147 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22600157
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 23; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: (c) 2016 Author(s); Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; AIR; ALTERNATING CURRENT; ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; DIFFUSION; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; ELECTRODES; GLOW DISCHARGES; IONS; LENGTH; PARTICLES; PLASMA; TAIL ELECTRONS; WAVE FORMS

Citation Formats

Wang, Yong Sheng, Ding, Wei Dong, Wang, Ya Nan, Wang, Jia Chen, Li, Fang, and Fan, Chuan. The effect of frequency on atmospheric pressure glow discharge in a pin-to-plate gap sustained by a resonant power supply. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4953902.
Wang, Yong Sheng, Ding, Wei Dong, Wang, Ya Nan, Wang, Jia Chen, Li, Fang, & Fan, Chuan. The effect of frequency on atmospheric pressure glow discharge in a pin-to-plate gap sustained by a resonant power supply. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4953902.
Wang, Yong Sheng, Ding, Wei Dong, Wang, Ya Nan, Wang, Jia Chen, Li, Fang, and Fan, Chuan. Wed . "The effect of frequency on atmospheric pressure glow discharge in a pin-to-plate gap sustained by a resonant power supply". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4953902.
@article{osti_22600157,
title = {The effect of frequency on atmospheric pressure glow discharge in a pin-to-plate gap sustained by a resonant power supply},
author = {Wang, Yong Sheng and Ding, Wei Dong and Wang, Ya Nan and Wang, Jia Chen and Li, Fang and Fan, Chuan},
abstractNote = {More and more researchers have been attracted to the research of atmospheric pressure glow discharge (APGD) because of its great prospect in numerous industrial applications. Nevertheless, almost all of the industrial applications are based on achievement of stable, large-volume, and uniform APGD. In a previous study, stable filamentary APGD was obtained by applying a resonant power supply between pin-to-plate electrodes which could limit the peak value of discharge current to supress the glow-to-arc transition through a series-wound resonance principle. The filamentary APGD is centimeter-level in the length but only several millimeters in diameter. Therefore, in order to obtain large-volume and uniform APGD, it is significant to study how to diffuse filamentary APGD in radial direction. With the increasing resonant frequency of alternating current discharge, excited particles (mainly including energetic electrons and trapped ions left from the previous half-cycle discharge) in the electrodes gap increase, which benefits obtaining stable self-sustaining APGD. In this paper, mechanism and law of the influence of resonant frequency on the diffusion of filamentary APGD in ambient air were studied. By comparing the photos of discharge plasma and waveforms of the discharge voltage and current, it is found that the volume of the glow discharge plasma enlarges as the resonant frequency of the power supply increases. It is very significant and anticipating to study how to obtain stable, large-volume, and uniform APGD in ambient air by the resonant power supply.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4953902},
journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
number = 6,
volume = 23,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Jun 15 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Wed Jun 15 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}