Demonstration and characterization of a capacitively coupled plasma torch array

E. Koretzky, S. P. Kuo

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Abstract

Capacitors were used as ballasting impedances to couple all the plasma torches formed when streams of air blow through an electrical discharge between a pair of tungsten electrodes. These capacitors allow the use of a single power source to supply several torches simultaneously. The size of each torch depends on the geometry of the electrode pair and the streaming speed of the air flow. It was shown that an array of up to six plasma torches can be lit up simultaneously by a single AC power source and the array is only limited by the power handling capability of the source.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalIEEE International Conference on Plasma Science
StatePublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science - Raleigh, NC, USA
Duration: Jun 1 1998Jun 4 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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