Plasma Jet Interactions with Liquids in Partial Fulfillment of an NRL Karles Fellowship
Technical Report,01 Nov 2015,30 Nov 2015
Naval Research Laboratory Washington United States
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Plasmas are a powerful medium that have enabled technologies across a wide spectrum of interdisciplinary fields due to their ability to synthesize e.g., coatings and thin film deposition, modify e.g., chemical functionalization, and etch in Si technology materials. In low pressure non-equilibrium discharge plasmas, associated with the above processes, the electron population is much more energetic than both the ions and neutral gas background in which the plasma is created, which allows them to sustain the plasma and also drive the production of reactive neutral and excited species. Understanding and controlling plasma species production, their delivery to the surface, and the response of the surface have been and will continue to be crucial to the advancements of these fields.