Multiple vs. single harmonics AC-driven atmospheric plasma jet
1 Jožef Stefan Institute - Jamova cesta 39, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
2 Institute of Physics - Bijenička 46, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Received: 11 February 2014
Accepted: 10 April 2014
In this paper, we report a comparison between the most commonly used single harmonics (sine voltage waveform) and the original multiple harmonics AC-driven atmospheric-pressure plasma jet. The designed multiple harmonics source was applied to a single-electrode plasma jet. In this research, we characterized and studied the advantages of a single-electrode jet which was powered with multiple harmonics voltage waves, fundamental frequency was varied between 5 and 60 kHz. Optical emission spectroscopy, electric probes and plasma jet visible length measurements lead to the conclusion that the optical emission intensity of emitting plasma species correlates with the discharge current RMS (Root Mean Square), whereas the jet visible length correlates with the electrode discharge voltage amplitude. These properties of the plasma jet cannot be obtained with single harmonics AC-driven plasma jets.
PACS: 52.50.Dg – Plasma sources / 52.70.Ds – Electric and magnetic measurements / 52.70.Kz – Optical (ultraviolet, visible, infrared) measurements
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