Mass spectrometry of diffuse coplanar surface barrier discharge: influence of discharge frequency and oxygen content in N2/O2 mixture*

  • Jan Čech
  • Antonín Brablec
  • Mirko Černák
  • Nevena Puač
  • Nenad Selaković
  • Zoran Lj. Petrović
Regular Article
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  1. Topical Issue: Low-Energy Interactions related to Atmospheric and Extreme Conditions


Diffuse Coplanar Surface Barrier Discharge (DCSBD) has been studied extensively for industrial applications in recent decade. So far, limited information was available on the production of ozone or nitrogen oxides important for industrial deployment of DCSBD. In this paper results of mass spectrometry of DCSBD performed at atmospheric pressure are presented. DCSBD mass spectra were studied for different oxygen contents in N2/O2 working gas mixture at low flow rate (estimated residence time in discharge chamber was approx. 3 s). Influence of the driving frequency (15, 30 and 50 kHz) at constant high voltage amplitude was studied as well. Ozone and NO production in DCSBD are given as typical representatives. Production of ozone decreases with the driving frequency, which could be attributed to the gas heating at higher frequencies.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Čech
    • 1
  • Antonín Brablec
    • 1
  • Mirko Černák
    • 1
  • Nevena Puač
    • 2
  • Nenad Selaković
    • 2
  • Zoran Lj. Petrović
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Masaryk University, CEPLANT – R&D Centre for Low-Cost Plasma and Nanotechnology Surface ModificationBrnoCzech Republic
  2. 2.Institute of Physics, University of BelgradeBelgradeSerbia
  3. 3.Serbian Academy of Sciences and ArtsBelgradeSerbia

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