A magnetized torch module for plasma generation

S. P. Kuo, D. Bivolaru, Lester Orlick

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The installation of an array of plasma torches is made easy by introducing a cylindrical-shape plasma torch module, which is designed and constructed by remodeling components from two commercially available spark plugs and adding a tungsten wire as the central electrode. Currently, this plasma torch module is modified by adding a dc magnetic field between the the electrodes. This paper demonstrates the improved performance of the new torch module due to the added axial magnetic field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)116
Number of pages1
JournalIEEE International Conference on Plasma Science
StatePublished - 2002
Event2002 IEEE International Conference on plasma Science - Banff, Alta., Canada
Duration: May 26 2002May 30 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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