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Title: The transfer of atmospheric-pressure ionization waves via a metal wire

Our study has shown that the atmospheric-pressure He ionization waves (IWs) may be transferred from one dielectric tube (tube 1) to the other one (tube 2) via a floating metal wire. The propagation of IWs along the two tubes is not affected by the diameter of a floating metal wire, however, their propagation is strongly dependent on the length of a floating metal wire. The propagation of one IW along the tube 1 may result in the second IW propagating reversely inside the tube in vicinity of a floating metal wire, which keeps from their further propagation through the tube 1. After they merge together as one conduction channel inside the tube 1, the transferred plasma bullet starts to propagate along the tube 2. The propagation of transferred plasma bullets along the tube 2 is mainly determined by the capacitance and inductance effects, and their velocity and density can be controlled by the length of a floating metal wire.
Authors:
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  1. Liaoning Key Lab of Optoelectronic Films & Materials, School of Physics and Materials Engineering, Dalian Nationalities University, Dalian 116600 (China)
  2. (China)
  3. School of Physics and Optoelectronic Technology, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22493860
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 23; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: (c) 2016 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; CAPACITANCE; DENSITY; DIELECTRIC MATERIALS; HELIUM; INDUCTANCE; IONIZATION; LENGTH; METALS; PLASMA; TUBES; VELOCITY; WAVE PROPAGATION; WIRES