Attenuation of microwaves by plasma torches

Daniel Bivolaru, S. P. Kuo

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The effectiveness of plasma torches on microwave absorption is studied in a rectangular waveguide. A new technique is also developed to measure the density and temperature of the plasma torches. The diagnostic technique is based on the dependence of microwave absorption on plasma density and temperature. The experimental procedure to extract the magnitude and phase information of the transmission coefficient from two independent measurements is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalIEEE International Conference on Plasma Science
StatePublished - 2000
EventICOPS 2000 - 27th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science - New Orleans, LA, USA
Duration: Jun 4 2000Jun 7 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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