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)
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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