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Atmospheric plasma jet array in parallel electric and gas flow fields for three-dimensional surface treatment

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posted on 25.08.2009, 15:46 authored by Z. Cao, James L. Walsh, Michael G. Kong
This letter reports on electrical and optical characteristics of a ten-channel atmospheric pressure glow discharge jet array in parallel electric and gas flow fields. Challenged with complex three-dimensional substrates including surgical tissue forceps and sloped plastic plate of up to 15°, the jet array is shown to achieve excellent jet-to-jet uniformity both in time and in space. Its spatial uniformity is four times better than a comparable single jet when both are used to treat a 15° sloped substrate. These benefits are likely from an effective self-adjustment mechanism among individual jets facilitated by individualized ballast and spatial redistribution of surface charges.

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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CAO, Z., WALSH, J.L. and KONG, M.G., 2009. Atmospheric plasma jet array in parallel electric and gas flow fields for three-dimensional surface treatment. Applied Physics Letters, 94 (2), article 021501, pp.1-3.

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2009

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Copyright 2009 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the authors and the American Institute of Physics. This article appeared in the journal, Applied Physics Letters, and may be found at: http://link.aip.org/link/?APPLAB/94/021501/1

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0003-6951;1077-3118

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