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Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

, Volume 395, Issue 3, pp 549–557 | Cite as

The micro-discharge family (dark, corona, and glow-discharge) for analytical applications realized by dielectric barriers

  • J. Franzke
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Abstract

The similarity principles of electric plasmas, and the current-voltage characteristics of the most prominent kinds of discharges used for analytical applications, are discussed. Most of the discharges can be miniaturized, and some of the analytical applications of different discharges can be realized by use of dielectric barriers for analytical applications, for example element spectrometry, as an ionization source for ion-mobility spectrometry or organic mass spectrometry, and as an electrospray ionization source.

Keywords

Dielectric barriers Discharges Electric plasmas 

Notes

Acknowledgements

Financial support by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung and the Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen is gratefully acknowledged. The authors gratefully acknowledge financial support by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ISAS, Institut für Spektrochemie und Angewandte SpektroskopieDortmundGermany

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