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Title: Formation mechanism of dot-line square superlattice pattern in dielectric barrier discharge

We investigate the formation mechanism of the dot-line square superlattice pattern (DLSSP) in dielectric barrier discharge. The spatio-temporal structure studied by using the intensified-charge coupled device camera shows that the DLSSP is an interleaving of three different subpatterns in one half voltage cycle. The dot square lattice discharges first and, then, the two kinds of line square lattices, which form square grid structures discharge twice. When the gas pressure is varied, DLSSP can transform from square superlattice pattern (SSP). The spectral line profile method is used to compare the electron densities, which represent the amounts of surface charges qualitatively. It is found that the amount of surface charges accumulated by the first discharge of DLSSP is less than that of SSP, leading to a bigger discharge area of the following discharge (lines of DLSSP instead of halos of SSP). The spatial distribution of the electric field of the surface charges is simulated to explain the formation of DLSSP. This paper may provide a deeper understanding for the formation mechanism of complex superlattice patterns in DBD.
Authors:
; ; ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. College of Physics Science and Technology, Hebei University, Baoding 071002 (China)
  2. (China)
  3. College of Quality and Technical Supervision, Hebei University, Baoding 071002 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22403294
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 21; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; CHARGE-COUPLED DEVICES; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; DIELECTRIC MATERIALS; ELECTRIC FIELDS; SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION; SUPERLATTICES; SURFACES; TETRAGONAL LATTICES