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Title: Method for generating surface plasma

Abstract

A method for generating a discharge plasma which covers a surface of a body in a gas at pressures from 0.01 Torr to atmospheric pressure, by applying a radio frequency power with frequencies between approximately 1 MHz and 10 GHz across a plurality of paired insulated conductors on the surface. At these frequencies, an arc-less, non-filamentary plasma can be generated to affect the drag characteristics of vehicles moving through the gas. The plasma can also be used as a source in plasma reactors for chemical reaction operations.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Albuquerque, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
921796
Patent Number(s):
6570333
Application Number:
10/061,408
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H05 - ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR H05H - PLASMA TECHNIQUE
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B64 - AIRCRAFT B64C - AEROPLANES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Miller, Paul A, and Aragon, Ben P. Method for generating surface plasma. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
Miller, Paul A, & Aragon, Ben P. Method for generating surface plasma. United States.
Miller, Paul A, and Aragon, Ben P. Tue . "Method for generating surface plasma". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/921796.
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year = {2003},
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