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Title: Numerical investigation of nanosecond pulsed discharge in air at above-atmospheric pressures

Abstract

Here, this paper focuses on the multi-dimensional simulation of non-equilibrium plasma generated by nanosecond pulsed discharge in air, at pressure values higher than atmospheric. Voltage profiles and electrode geometry closely match those from a complementary experimental study. Simulations highlight the transition between different post-discharge plasma regimes at increasing pressure and tie the characteristics of the streamers to the electric field distribution in the gap between the electrodes. Results from simulations match experimental observations and qualitatively capture the experimental trend in terms of regime transition pressure and structure of the streamers. As a result, this paper validates a numerical tool that captures the physical and chemical properties of the low-temperature plasma and contributes to expand the understanding of low-temperature plasma ignition processes.

Authors:
 [1]; ORCiD logo [1];  [1];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5]
  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Lemont, IL (United States)
  2. Esgee Technologies, Austin, TX (United States)
  3. The Univ. of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (United States)
  4. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States)
  5. Tula Technology Inc., San Jose, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Vehicle Technologies Office (EE-3V)
OSTI Identifier:
1464636
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Physics. D, Applied Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 51; Journal Issue: 34; Journal ID: ISSN 0022-3727
Publisher:
IOP Publishing
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; multi-dimensional modeling; low-temperature plasma; plasma-assisted ignition

Citation Formats

Zhang, Anqi, Scarcelli, Riccardo, Wallner, Thomas, Breden, Douglas, Karpatne, Anand, Raja, Laxminarayan L., Ekoto, Isaac, and Wolk, Benjamin. Numerical investigation of nanosecond pulsed discharge in air at above-atmospheric pressures. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1088/1361-6463/aad262.
Zhang, Anqi, Scarcelli, Riccardo, Wallner, Thomas, Breden, Douglas, Karpatne, Anand, Raja, Laxminarayan L., Ekoto, Isaac, & Wolk, Benjamin. Numerical investigation of nanosecond pulsed discharge in air at above-atmospheric pressures. United States. doi:10.1088/1361-6463/aad262.
Zhang, Anqi, Scarcelli, Riccardo, Wallner, Thomas, Breden, Douglas, Karpatne, Anand, Raja, Laxminarayan L., Ekoto, Isaac, and Wolk, Benjamin. Mon . "Numerical investigation of nanosecond pulsed discharge in air at above-atmospheric pressures". United States. doi:10.1088/1361-6463/aad262. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1464636.
@article{osti_1464636,
title = {Numerical investigation of nanosecond pulsed discharge in air at above-atmospheric pressures},
author = {Zhang, Anqi and Scarcelli, Riccardo and Wallner, Thomas and Breden, Douglas and Karpatne, Anand and Raja, Laxminarayan L. and Ekoto, Isaac and Wolk, Benjamin},
abstractNote = {Here, this paper focuses on the multi-dimensional simulation of non-equilibrium plasma generated by nanosecond pulsed discharge in air, at pressure values higher than atmospheric. Voltage profiles and electrode geometry closely match those from a complementary experimental study. Simulations highlight the transition between different post-discharge plasma regimes at increasing pressure and tie the characteristics of the streamers to the electric field distribution in the gap between the electrodes. Results from simulations match experimental observations and qualitatively capture the experimental trend in terms of regime transition pressure and structure of the streamers. As a result, this paper validates a numerical tool that captures the physical and chemical properties of the low-temperature plasma and contributes to expand the understanding of low-temperature plasma ignition processes.},
doi = {10.1088/1361-6463/aad262},
journal = {Journal of Physics. D, Applied Physics},
number = 34,
volume = 51,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {7}
}

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