Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys.
Volume 77, Number 3, March 2017
The 15th International Symposium on High Pressure Low Temperature Plasma Chemistry (HAKONE XV)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Plasma, Discharges and Processes|
|Published online||12 April 2017|
Methods for spectroscopic measurement of electric field in atmospheric pressure helium discharges*
Faculty of Physics, University of Belgrade, PO Box 368, 11001 Belgrade, Serbia
2 Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering, University of Belgrade, Vojvode Stepe 305, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
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Revised: 5 February 2017
Accepted: 7 February 2017
Published online: 12 April 2017
A short overview of the emission spectroscopy methods for measuring the macroscopic electric field in high pressure discharges with helium is given. The occurrence of macroscopic electric field is a consequence of the space charge buildup. It is a common feature of discharge sheaths, streamer heads and double layers. The spectroscopic methods are based on polarization-dependent Stark splitting and shifting of atomic lines in the presence of a relatively strong electric field. For high pressure discharges Stark shifting of helium lines and their forbidden counterparts is used. The advantage of Stark methods is their ab initio basis which makes them independent on other plasma parameters. A different method for field measurement, based on the helium line ratio, can be applied in cases where the Stark method cannot be used.
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