Electron properties and air mixing in radio frequency driven argon plasma jets at atmospheric pressure

Bram Van Gessel, Ronny Brandenburg, Peter Bruggeman

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

86 Scopus citations

Abstract

A time modulated radio frequency (RF) plasma jet operated with an Ar mixture is investigated by measuring the electron density and electron temperature using Thomson scattering. The measurements have been performed spatially resolved for two different electrode configurations and as a function of the plasma dissipated power and air concentration admixed to the Ar. Time resolved measurements of electron densities and temperatures during the RF cycle and after plasma power switch-off are presented. Furthermore, the influence of the plasma on the air entrainment into the effluent is studied using Raman scattering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number064103
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume103
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 5 2013

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Electron properties and air mixing in radio frequency driven argon plasma jets at atmospheric pressure'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this