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Title: On the interaction between two fireballs in low-temperature plasma

We report experimental results and theoretical modeling showing the interaction between two fireballs excited on two positively biased electrodes immersed in a low-temperature plasma. This interaction leads to a synchronized dynamics of the two fireballs, its frequency depending on the plasma density, the voltages applied on the electrodes, and the distance between the two electrodes. By considering that the plasma particles (electrons, ions, neutrals) move on fractal curves, a theoretical model describing the interaction between the two fireballs is developed. The results of the theoretical model were found to be in good agreement with the experimental results.
Authors:
; ;  [1] ;  [2] ; ;  [3]
  1. Faculty of Physics, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, 11 Carol I Blvd., 700506 Iasi (Romania)
  2. Department of Physics, “Gh. Asachi” Technical University, 59A Mangeron Blvd., 700050 Iasi (Romania)
  3. Institute for Ion Physics and Applied Physics, University of Innsbruck, 25 Technikerstr., A-6020 Innsbruck (Austria)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22489885
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 22; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: (c) 2015 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; COLD PLASMA; ELECTRODES; ELECTRONS; FRACTALS; IONS; NEUTRAL PARTICLES; NUCLEAR FIREBALLS; PLASMA DENSITY; TEMPERATURE RANGE 0065-0273 K