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)||5|
|Section||11th International Symposium on High Pressure, Low Temperature Plasma Chemistry (HAKONE XI)|
|Published online||28 April 2009|
3D properties of pulsed corona streamers
Dept. Applied Physics, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, P.O. Box 513,
5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands
2 Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, P.O. Box 94079, 1090 GB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Corresponding author: email@example.com
Accepted: 5 February 2009
Published online: 28 April 2009
Properties of pulsed corona streamers are measured and simulated in full three spatial dimensions (3D). Stereo photography is used to measure branching angles and to investigate whether apparent streamers reconnections are real. 3D simulations of two parallel streamers show that they can repel each other electrostatically, but that they also can merge due to photoionization. The electrostatic interaction of several streamers becomes evident through theoretical investigations of a periodic array of streamers.
PACS: 52.70.Kz – Optical (ultraviolet, visible, infrared) measurements / 52.80.Hc – Glow; corona / 07.68.+m – Photography, photographic instruments; xerography
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