Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing

, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 29–52

Heating of powders in an r.f. inductively coupled plasma under dense loading conditions

  • Pierre Proulx
  • Javad Mostaghimi
  • Maher I. Boulos
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF01015998

Cite this article as:
Proulx, P., Mostaghimi, J. & Boulos, M.I. Plasma Chem Plasma Process (1987) 7: 29. doi:10.1007/BF01015998

Abstract

A study was carried out of the heating of powders in an r.f. inductively coupled plasma under dense loading conditions. The results obtained using a mathematical model taking into account plasma-particle interaction effects reveal an important cooling of the plasma caused by the presence of the particles. This, in turn, gave rise to a corresponding drop of the efficiency of the melting of the particles in the plasma. The effect is shown to depend strongly on the thermodynamic properties of the material of the powder.

Key Words

r.f. plasmamathematical modellingtemperature and flow fieldsplasma-particle interaction

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pierre Proulx
    • 1
  • Javad Mostaghimi
    • 1
  • Maher I. Boulos
    • 1
  1. 1.Département de génie chimiqueUniversité de SherbrookeSherbrookeCanada