Cold atmospheric pressure plasma jets (APPJ) are promising tools for biomedical applications such as wound healing, disinfection, decontamination, and material processing. The jet effluent is blown in an open air environment which leads to air diffusion and argon-air mixtures in the effluent flow. Since the reactive species carried by the flow are important in such kinds of applications, knowledge of the characteristics of the flow are crucial for understanding the distribution, evolution, transport, and chemical reactions of these reactive species. The flow dynamics of an non equilibrium argon-based atmospheric pressure plasma jet (APPJ) is investigated in this work. Shadowgraphy results show that turbulent front appears when the plasma is switched on and off and the laminar length of the flow during the plasma on phase is shorter than that during the plasma off phase. Time resolved gas temperature profiles obtained by Rayleigh scattering are used to explain the formation of the turbulent front when the plasma is switched on and off and the reduction of the length of the laminar flow.
|Title of host publication||Presentation at the 67th Gaseous Electronics Conference, November 2–7, 2014; Raleigh, North Carolina|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Publisher||American Physical Society|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||67th Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference, GEC2014, 2-7 November 2014, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States - Raleigh, United States|
Duration: 2 Nov 2014 → 7 Nov 2014
|Name||Bulletin of the American Physical Society|
|Conference||67th Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference, GEC2014, 2-7 November 2014, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States|
|Period||2/11/14 → 7/11/14|
|Other||67th Gaseous ELectronics Conference (67th GEC)|
Zhang, S., Veldhuizen, van, E. M., Bruggeman, P. J., & Sobota, A. (2014). The formation of a turbulent front in a time modulated argon APPJ. In Presentation at the 67th Gaseous Electronics Conference, November 2–7, 2014; Raleigh, North Carolina (Bulletin of the American Physical Society; Vol. 59). American Physical Society.