Simulation study of a pulsed DBD with an electrode containing charge injector parts

N. Pourali (Corresponding author), M. M. Sarafraz, V. Hessel, E. V. Rebrov

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By using a multispecies fluid model, the tunability and controllability of plasma parameters such as distributions of electron density, electron energy, ion density, and electric field in a microdielectric barrier discharge (DBD) with a charge injector electrode and driven by negatively polarized nanosecond pulsed voltage superimposed on a positive DC bias voltage are investigated. To this end, the effects of changing features of pulsed voltage like pulse rise time (10-20 ns), pulse peak width (10-15 ns), and pulse fall time (20-30 ns) on characteristics of argon plasma formed inside the reactor are studied. The results show that with the increase in pulse width and pulse rise time, the density of electron and ion increases, while fall time change does not significantly affect the plasma parameters. Generally, the results of this study explicitly prove the possibility of controlling plasma formed inside DBD reactors driven by negative pulse voltage combined with a positive DC voltage, which is very important in waste gas conversion applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number013502
Number of pages10
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jan 2021


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