Gas flow dependence on dynamic behavior of serpentine plasma in gliding arc discharge system

Fumiaki Mitsugi, Tamiko Ohshima, Hiroharu Kawasaki, Toshiyuki Kawasaki, Shin Ichi Aoqui, Tetsuro Baba, Shigeru Kinouchi

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Gliding arc discharge systems have been used in various applications. However, the power of conventional gliding arc plasmas is relatively high and the system requires an additional discharge for its ignition and a resistor for current protection, which causes further total energy consumption. We have proposed ultraviolet (UV)-assisted gliding arc discharge systems supported by time-resolved understanding for electrical characteristics and dynamic behavior of serpentine plasmas. In this paper, we report on gas flow dependence on dynamic behavior of serpentine plasmas in a gliding arc discharge system with the irradiation of a low-pressure mercury lamp. Time-resolved evaluation was carried out using the results of synchronized measurement for serpentine plasmas with a high-speed camera, a high-voltage probe, and a current sensor. Waveforms and mean values of the applied voltage, current, power, impedance, and energy for serpentine plasmas in the UV-assisted gliding arc discharge system were studied. The power and impedance per unit plasma length were also evaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6939727
Pages (from-to)3681-3686
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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