Time-resolved optical emission imaging of an atmospheric plasma jet for different electrode positions with a constant electrode gap

Dejan Maletić, Nevena Puač, Nenad Selaković, Saša Lazović, Gordana Malović, Antonije Djordjević, Zoran Petrović

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to determine the influence of the position of the electrodes on the range of a plasma jet, for specific experimental conditions, by using time-resolved optical emission spectroscopy. The optimal position of the electrodes is determined for a fixed gas flow rate and applied excitation voltage. We characterize the helium plasma jet for different distances from the end of the glass tube, showing detailed results for four different electrode positions from the jet nozzle (7, 15, 30 and 50 mm). It was found that at the distance of 15 mm, the length of the plasma jet is at its maximum. The highest speeds of the plasma package travelling outside the glass tube of the atmospheric plasma jet are obtained for the same electrode configuration (15 mm from the jet nozzle). With the electrodes positioned at smaller distances from the nozzle, the plasma plume was much shorter, and at the larger distances the plasma did not even leave the glass tube.
Original languageEnglish
Article number 025006
Number of pages9
JournalPlasma Sources Science and Technology
Volume24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Feb 2015

Keywords

  • optical emission spectroscopy
  • time resolved
  • ICCD
  • plasma jet

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