Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys.
Volume 42, Number 1, April 2008
16th International Colloquium on Plasma Processes (CIP 2007)
|Page(s)||55 - 61|
|Section||Plasma, Discharge and Processes|
|Published online||09 April 2008|
Optical and electrical analyses of DC positive corona discharge in N2/O2/CO2 gas mixtures
Université de Toulouse, Laplace, CNRS, INPT, UPS,
118 route de Narbonne, Bât. 3R2, 31062 Toulouse Cedex 9, France
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Revised: 24 September 2007
Accepted: 15 January 2008
Published online: 9 April 2008
This paper presents an experimental analysis of the electrical and optical behaviour of positive point-plane corona discharges. The measurements of the instantaneous corona current and the current-voltage characteristics are used with the imagery analyses (CCD and streak camera) to determine the streamer properties such as the streamer morphology and velocity with the primary and secondary streamer developments. These analyses are performed first in synthetic air as a function of operating parameters such the applied voltage. Then the effect of gas mixtures (several proportions of N2, O2 with or without CO2) is analysed. When the gas concentration is varied the discharge morphology, the shape and amplitude of the corona current are significantly affected due to the variation of the gas electronegativity following its composition and concentration.
PACS: 52.27.jt – Nonneutral plasmas / 52.25.-b – Plasma properties / 52.80.Hc – Glow; corona
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