Here we report on a method to generate a long plasma plume and to ignite a large volume plasma by means of the jet. The plasma plume is generated by our tube reactor and then introduced into a chamber where the pressure is controlled. We discovered there are three operating phases:Aphasewhere the plume length remains approximately constant, followed by a second phase where the jet increases in length as the pressure decreases. Then at pressures below 70 Torr a mode transition occurs where the plume length decreases and the plasma expands until the entire chamber is filled.
Original Publication Citation
Laroussi, M., & Akman, M.A. (2011). Ignition of a large volume plasma with a plasma jet. AIP Advances, 1(3), 032138. doi: 10.1063/1.3630924
Laroussi, M. and Akman, M. A., "Ignition of a Large Volume Plasma with a Plasma Jet" (2011). Electrical & Computer Engineering Faculty Publications. 6.