Enhanced energy transfer efficiency in a four-electrodes configuration DBD plasma jet
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In this work a dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) plasma jet that uses a multiple electrodes configuration is investigated. The results show that both plasma power and its rotational and vibrational temperatures tend to increase with the number of powered electrodes in the DBD device. The emission intensities of the excited species in the plasma, and consequently their number density, also grow as a function of the number of powered electrodes. Based on these facts and since the electric power provided by the power supply was kept constant, there is an indication that the use of multiple electrodes improves the energy efficiency of the device.
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