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Title: Electrode assemblies, plasma generating apparatuses, and methods for generating plasma

Abstract

Electrode assemblies for plasma reactors include a structure or device for constraining an arc endpoint to a selected area or region on an electrode. In some embodiments, the structure or device may comprise one or more insulating members covering a portion of an electrode. In additional embodiments, the structure or device may provide a magnetic field configured to control a location of an arc endpoint on the electrode. Plasma generating modules, apparatus, and systems include such electrode assemblies. Methods for generating a plasma include covering at least a portion of a surface of an electrode with an electrically insulating member to constrain a location of an arc endpoint on the electrode. Additional methods for generating a plasma include generating a magnetic field to constrain a location of an arc endpoint on an electrode.

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Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1457698
Patent Number(s):
9,997,322
Application Number:
13/943,137
Assignee:
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Jul 16
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Kong, Peter C., Grandy, Jon D., Detering, Brent A., and Zuck, Larry D. Electrode assemblies, plasma generating apparatuses, and methods for generating plasma. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Kong, Peter C., Grandy, Jon D., Detering, Brent A., & Zuck, Larry D. Electrode assemblies, plasma generating apparatuses, and methods for generating plasma. United States.
Kong, Peter C., Grandy, Jon D., Detering, Brent A., and Zuck, Larry D. Tue . "Electrode assemblies, plasma generating apparatuses, and methods for generating plasma". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1457698.
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