Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys.
Volume 47, Number 2, August 200911th International Symposium on High Pressure, Low Temperature Plasma Chemistry (HAKONE XI)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||11th International Symposium on High Pressure, Low Temperature Plasma Chemistry (HAKONE XI)|
|Published online||28 April 2009|
Hexagonal and honeycomb structures in Dielectric Barrier Discharges
Université de Toulouse, UPS, INPT, LAPLACE – Laboratoire Plasma et
Conversion d'Énergie, 118 route de Narbonne, 31062 Toulouse Cedex 9,
2 CNRS LAPLACE, 31062 Toulouse, France
Corresponding author: email@example.com
Accepted: 4 February 2009
Published online: 28 April 2009
We present an experimental study of pattern formation in a Dielectric Barrier Discharge in Neon at 100 torr and 1 mm gap. An intensified CCD camera is used to analyze the time evolution of the patterns during one cycle of the voltage waveform. The formation of a hexagonal pattern of filaments in a transient, glow-like regime is observed, followed by a honeycomb structure that corresponds to a Townsend discharge occurring outside the regions delimited by the previous filaments. A 2D fluid model can qualitatively reproduce these features and is used to help interpreting the experimental results.
PACS: 52.80.-s – Electric discharges / 89.75.Fb – Structures and organization in complex systems / 89.75.Kd – Patterns / 52.65.Kj – Magnetohydrodynamic and fluid equation
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