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Modal analysis of dielectric barrier discharge-based argon cold plasma jet

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 October 2020

G. Divya Deepak
Affiliation:
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Alliance University, Anekal, Bangalore 562106, India
N. K. Joshi
Affiliation:
Department of Nuclear Science and Technology, Mody University of Science and Technology, Lakshmangarh, Rajasthan 32311, India
Ram Prakash
Affiliation:
Department of Physics, IIT, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342037, India
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Abstract

In this study, an atmospheric pressure dielectric barrier discharge-based argon plasma jet has been modeled using COMSOL Multiphysics, which is based on the finite element method. The fluid dynamics and plasma modules of COMSOL Multiphysics code have been used for the modeling of the plasma jet. The plasma parameters, such as electron density, electron temperature, and electrical potential, have been examined by varying the electrical parameters, that is, supply voltage and supply frequency for both cases of static and with the flow of argon gas. The argon gas flow rate was fixed at 1 l/min. Ring electrode arrangement is subjected to a range of supply frequencies (10–25 kHz) and supply voltages (3.5–6 kV). The experimental results of the ring electrode configuration have been compared with the simulation analysis results. These results help in establishing an optimized operating range of the dielectric barrier discharge-based cold plasma jet in the glow discharge regime without arcing phenomenon. For the applied voltage and supply frequency parameters examined in this work, the discharge was found to be consistently homogeneous and displayed the characteristics of atmospheric pressure glow discharge.

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