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Title: Effects of discharge voltage waveform on the discharge characteristics in a helium atmospheric plasma jet

We present here an analysis of the discharge characteristics of a He plasma jet operating under three different types of applied voltage waveform: (a) a μs-pulse voltage waveform with a slow voltage rise time, (b) ns-pulse, and (c) rectangular voltage waveforms with fast voltage rise time. Optical emission measurements show that the application of a voltage with a fast voltage rise time induces rapid discharge growth and, consequently, produces an abundance of energetic electrons, which in turn leads to high optical emission from the O atoms. We also estimate the optical emission efficiency of the O atom (η{sub o}), which corresponds roughly to the production efficiency of the reactive O species. η{sub o} increases with increasing applied voltage, and the highest value of η{sub o} is obtained in the shortest pulse discharge, which was ignited by a ns-pulse voltage waveform with a fast voltage rise time and short pulse width.
Authors:
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  1. Joining and Welding Research Institute, Osaka University, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0047 (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22402862
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 117; Journal Issue: 15; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; EFFICIENCY; ELECTRIC DISCHARGES; ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSES; HELIUM; PHOTON EMISSION; PLASMA JETS; PLASMA POTENTIAL; PULSE RISE TIME; TAIL ELECTRONS; WAVE FORMS