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Title: Simulation of stationary glow patterns in dielectric barrier discharges at atmospheric pressure

Self-organized stationary patterns in dielectric barrier discharges operating in glow regime at atmospheric pressure are investigated by a self-consistent two-dimensional fluid model. The simulation results show that two different modes, namely, the diffuse mode and the static patterned mode, can be formed in different ranges of the driving frequency. The discharge operates in Townsend regime in the diffuse mode, while it operates in a glow regime inside the filaments and in a Townsend regime outside the filaments in the stable pattered mode. The forming process of the stationary filaments can be divided into three stages, namely, destabilizing stage, self-assembling stage, and stable stage. The space charge associated with residual electron density and surface charge is responsible for the formation of these stationary glow patterns.
Authors:
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  1. Hebei Key Lab of Optic-Electronic Information and Materials, College of Physics Science and Technology, Hebei University, Baoding 071002 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22407948
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 21; Journal Issue: 12; 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; ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE; DIELECTRIC MATERIALS; ELECTRON DENSITY; FILAMENTS; FLOW MODELS; GLOW DISCHARGES; SIMULATION; SPACE CHARGE; TWO-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; TWO-DIMENSIONAL SYSTEMS