Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys.
Volume 53, Number 2, February 2011
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Plasma, Discharges and Processes|
|Published online||28 January 2011|
Influences of the barrier types and arrangements on dielectric barrier discharge characteristics
Center of plasma technology, Al-Azhar university, Nasr
City, Cairo, Egypt
2 Department of physics, Faculty of Science (Girls Branch) Al-Azhar university, Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt
3 Department of physics, Faculty of Science, Sohag University, Sohag, Egypt
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Revised: 12 October 2010
Accepted: 1 December 2010
Published online: 28 January 2011
The electrical characteristics of DBD have been studied using four different barriers. These barriers are Pyrex glass, Mylar, porous alumina Al2O3 plates and ceramic plates of composition (50% MgO:50% Al2O3). It has been found that the type and the internal composition of the dielectric barriers affect the formation of the DBD modes. Using glass or Mylar as a dielectric causes the formation of the filamentary DBD mode. While using porous alumina plates leads to the generation of the discharge in APGD mode. A quasiglow mode is obtained when a ceramic of composition (50% MgO:50% Al2O3) is used. The effect of using one dielectric barrier, on the DBD characteristics has also been studied. Antisymmetric behavior of the current waveform is obtained when one dielectric barrier is placed on the life electrode.
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