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Nonequilibrium and effect of gas mixtures in an atmospheric microplasma

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Mariotti, D (2008) Nonequilibrium and effect of gas mixtures in an atmospheric microplasma. APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 92 (15). pp. 151505-1. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1063/1.2912039

Abstract

The gas and effective electron temperatures have been estimated for atmospheric microplasma by means of optical emission spectroscopy. The results have shown that the microplasma exhibits nonequilibrium and, as its size is reduced, the two temperatures depart from each other, enhancing the nonequilibrium characteristic. The effect of methane and oxygen concentrations has also been studied, showing that gas mixtures have an important effect on the microplasma state. (C) 2008 American Institute of Physics.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Engineering
Research Institutes and Groups:Engineering Research Institute
Engineering Research Institute > Nanotechnology & Integrated BioEngineering Centre (NIBEC)
ID Code:258
Deposited By:Dr Davide Mariotti
Deposited On:14 Sep 2009 11:53
Last Modified:19 Mar 2012 11:55

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