Accession Number:

ADA386755

Title:

Atmospheric Pressure Plasma an Electron Cyclotron Resonance Plasma and Their Applications

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jun 1997-31 Oct 2000

Corporate Author:

POLYTECHNIC INST OF NEW YORK FARMINGDALE DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-10-31

Pagination or Media Count:

65.0

Abstract:

The installation of an array of plasma torches is made easy by introducing a cylindrically shaped plasma torch module, which has been designed and constructed by remodeling components from two commercially available spark plugs and adding a tungsten wire as the central electrode. Use of modules as building blocks of a large volume plasma source also makes it easy to maintain the plasma source. This plasma torch module has been improved by adding a dc magnetic field between the electrodes, changing the geometry of the gas plenum chamber for allowing higher gas flow rate, and the shape and position of the central electrode.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Particle Accelerators
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE