Atmospheric plasma jet array in parallel electric and gas flow fields for three-dimensional surface treatment
journal contributionposted on 2009-08-25, 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.
- Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering
CitationCAO, 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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