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Title: Electrode assemblies, plasma apparatuses and systems including electrode assemblies, and methods for generating plasma

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.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1093433
Report Number(s):
8,536,481
12/020,735
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
INL (Idaho National Laboratory (United States))
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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