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# IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science

## Issue 8  Part 3 • Aug. 2013

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Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):C1 - 2229
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• ### Influence of Electric Field on Stabilization of Flame From Poor Methane–Oxygen Mixture

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):2230 - 2236
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This paper deals with the influence of the dc electric field on the stabilization of the flame created from a poor (lean) mixture of methane and oxygen. In our experiments, the electric field is created between two electrodes in a combustion chamber in which one of the electrodes is a part of a burner. The dc voltage from a high voltage source is applied to both electrodes. A mixture of methane an... View full abstract»

• ### Semi-Empirical Calculation Method of the Positive First Corona Space Charge Under Different Impulse Rising Rates in Long Air Gaps

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):2237 - 2245
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In this paper, the variation of the development of positive first corona space charge in long air gaps is investigated. A 1-m rod-plane air gap under different rising rates $dU/dt$ of impulse voltages is reported. The current signals and still photographs are recorded during the first corona development. The relationship between the... View full abstract»

• ### Accurate Calculation of High Harmonics Generated by Interactions Between Very Intense Laser Fields and Electron Plasmas

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):2246 - 2250
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In a recent paper, we proved that the analytical expression of the intensity of the relativistic Thomson scattered field for a system composed of an electron interacting with a plane electromagnetic field can be written as a periodic function of only one variable, that is, the phase of the incident field. This property is proved without using any approximation, except for neglecting the radiative ... View full abstract»

• ### Sensitiveness of Decentered Parameter for Relativistic Self-Focusing of Hermite-cosh-Gaussian Laser Beam in Plasma

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):2251 - 2256
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Sensitiveness of the decentered parameter for relativistic self-focusing of Hermite-cosh-Gaussian beam in the plasma is investigated theoretically using Wentzel-Kramers-Brillouin and paraxial ray approximation for mode indices 0, 1, and 2. The plot between the beam width parameter and the normalized propagation distance for different values of the decentered parameter and intensity has been report... View full abstract»

• ### Temporal Growth Study in Trapezoidally Corrugated Slow-Wave Structure for Backward-Wave Oscillator

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):2257 - 2263
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The temporal growth rate (TGR) in a trapezoidally corrugated slow-wave structure for a backward-wave oscillator is theoretically studied. An intense relativistic annular electron is used as the energy source for the device. The annular electron beam is assumed to be infinitesimally thin in the radial extent and guided by an infinitely strong magnetic field. The trapezoidal profile of the structure... View full abstract»

• ### Design and Simulation of Lossy Interaction Structure for Ka-Band Gyro-TWT

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):2264 - 2268
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In this paper, beam-wave interaction analysis in a Ka-band periodically ceramic loaded gyrotron traveling-wave tube (gyro-TWT) amplifier is investigated using particle-in-cell (PIC) simulation. The simulations predict that the interaction structure can produce more than 80-kW output power, 50-dB saturated gain, and 3-dB bandwidth is 2.56 GHz for 65 kV and 5-A electron beam with velocity ratio View full abstract»

• ### Estimation Method for Self-Impedance's Real Part of Multigap Output Cavity of Klystrons Using Group Delay

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):2269 - 2276
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A new estimation method by group delay for the real part of the self-impedance of multigap (two or more gaps) output cavity of klystrons is presented. Although these electromagnetic data can be easily obtained by using electromagnetic simulation (e.g., MWS or HFSS), we still need a cold test to confirm and adjust the values because in actual manufacturing, there are several steps that can slightly... View full abstract»

• ### Study of a Log-Periodic Slow Wave Structure for Ka-band Radial Sheet Beam Traveling Wave Tube

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):2277 - 2282
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A novel slow wave structure (SWS) named angular log-periodic meander-line is proposed for a radial traveling wave tube (TWT). In this paper, a 30 log-periods microstrip angular log-periodic meander-line SWS is studied. The dispersion of this kind of SWS is weak, which shows that it can work in a wide operating bandwidth. The more important advantage is that the operating voltage is much lower than... View full abstract»

• ### A High Directive Paraboloidal Reflector Antenna for High Far Voltage in an Ultra Wideband Source System

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):2283 - 2290
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This paper proposes a paraboloidal reflector-based integrated antenna-source (IAS) system for increasing the strength of radiated electric fields in ultrawideband (UWB) pulses. With the transient analysis of a paraboloidal structure, the reflector for an omnidirectional radiation source is designed. The paraboloidal reflector-based IAS system is structurally uncomplicated and compact. The proposed... View full abstract»

• ### Simulation of Electron Hop Funnel Hysteresis

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):2291 - 2298
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Insulating funnels, called electron hop funnels, use secondary electron emission and an electric field created by an electrode to transport current through the device. The surface charge along the funnel wall self-adjusts to get unity-gain transmission. Electron hop funnels allow increased control over the spatial and energy uniformity of the transmitted beam from a field emitter array. Measuremen... View full abstract»

• ### Acceleration of Ions by an Electron Beam Injected Into a Closed Conducting Cavity

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):2299 - 2312
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In a pinched-beam ion diode, an intense electron beam focuses on-axis at the center of the anode and passes through the thin anode foil into a beam dump region behind the anode foil. The beam dump usually consists of an evacuated cylindrical anode-can. Because of energy deposition from the intense electron beam, the interior surfaces of the anode-can are expected to be space-charge-limited emitter... View full abstract»

• ### On the Active Species Concentrations of Atmospheric Pressure Nonequilibrium Plasma Jets

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):2313 - 2326
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Atmospheric pressure nonequilibrium plasma jets (APNP-Js), which generate plasma in open space rather than in a confined discharge gap, are recently a topic of great interest. However, researchers actually know little about the bright plasma plume in the beginning. Fortunately, after about one decade of researches, the main active species concentrations of APNP-Js are measured. Although the measur... View full abstract»

• ### Influence of Rise Rate of Applied Voltage for Water Treatment by Pulsed Streamer Discharge in Air-Sprayed Droplets

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):2327 - 2334
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This paper investigates a water treatment method of spraying droplets of wastewater into a pulse discharge space. Water treatment is performed by applying a pulsed voltage with different rise rates to investigate the influence of rise rate. The rise rates of the applied voltage are 1300, 830, and 240 V/ns, and the discharge current in the faster rise rates is higher. The plasma diameter of the str... View full abstract»

• ### Parameters Identification and Gas Behavior Characterization of DBD Systems

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):2335 - 2342
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This paper proposes an efficient modeling and an identification method for dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) systems, based on input–output (current–voltage) experimental measurements. The DBD is modeled using an equivalent electric circuit associated with a differential equation that describes the dynamics of its conductance. This equation assumes a homogeneous behavior of the gas.... View full abstract»

• ### Study on High-Luminance Sustain Pulses Using Consecutive Second Emission in AC-PDP

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):2343 - 2348
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In this paper, four different sustaining pulses are examined and their electrical and emissive characteristics are compared with those of the conventional pulse. For a comparative study, an infrared emission, luminance, and discharge current during the sustaining period are measured. A distinguishable second emission is observed after the ignition of sustaining discharge and during infrared measur... View full abstract»

• ### Effect of Pulsed Power on Particle Matter in Diesel Engine Exhaust Using a DBD Plasma Reactor

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):2349 - 2358
Cited by:  Papers (11)
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Nonthermal plasma (NTP) treatment of exhaust gas is a promising technology for both nitrogen oxides $({rm NO}_{rm X})$ and particulate matter (PM) reduction by introducing plasma into the exhaust gases. This paper considers the effect of NTP on PM mass reduction, PM size distribution, and PM removal efficiency. The experiments are p... View full abstract»

• ### ${rm CO}_{2}$ as an Arc Interruption Medium in Gas Circuit Breakers

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):2359 - 2369
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${rm CO}_{2}$ is a possible alternative to ${rm SF}_{6}$ —which has a high global warming potential—as the interruption medium in gas circuit breakers. The performance of ${rm CO}_{2}$ is... View full abstract»

• ### Pebrine Disease of Chinese Silkworm Controlled by Using Atmospheric Cold Plasma Jet

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):2370 - 2376
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Tussah pebrine disease resulting from Nosema bombycis (NB) spores causes massive production and economic losses in the silk industry in China. This paper reports on highly effective inactivation of NB spores for the control of pebrine disease by using an atmospheric pressure cold plasma jet. Both Giemsa dyeing measurement and tussah breeding experiment show that the atmospheric pressure He plasma ... View full abstract»

• ### Study on the Addressing Characteristics of an ac PDP With Sc-Doped MgO-Protecting Layer

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):2377 - 2380
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In this paper, the addressing characteristics of an ac plasma display panel (PDP) with Sc-doped MgO-protecting layer are investigated. The characteristics of addressing voltage and temporal distribution of addressing discharge event in Sc-doped MgO panel are different from those in a conventional MgO panel. In particular, the characteristics depending on the operation temperature are changed drast... View full abstract»

• ### Effect of Plasma and UV Radiation of Multigap Sliding Discharge in Air on Bacteria

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):2381 - 2386
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The device generating pulsed-periodic multigap sliding discharges in air was used to study the impact of plasma and UV radiation on bacterial test objects, which were prepopulated with bacteria Escherichia coli (Ec) and Staphylococcus aureus (Sa). Bactericidal effect was revealed, which varied depending on period of impact, distance, and exposure time. It is found that Sa bacteria were less resist... View full abstract»

• ### Electronegativity of Hollow Cathode DC Discharge in ${rm O}_{2}$ Employing Electrostatic Probe Diagnostics

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):2387 - 2393
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Electron temperature and number density are investigated employing hollow cathode dc discharge in ${rm O}_{2}$. Electron temperature is found to decrease from 3 to 1.85 eV as the pressure increases from 75 to 375 mTorr. Positive and negative ion densities are determined as a function of plasma gas pressure. View full abstract»

• ### Control of the Plasma Characteristics by Hot Limiter Biasing in the IR-T1 Tokamak

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):2394 - 2399
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A tokamak's plasma characteristics as well as plasma modes are analyzed in the presence of hot limiter biasing regime in the IR-T1 Tokamak. Fast Fourier transform analysis is a reliable technique for mode detection in tokamaks. For this purpose, we use a poloidal array of Mirnov coils and hot limiter biasing system. After Fourier analysis on Mirnov coils data in the presence of hot biased limiter,... View full abstract»

• ### Parametric Study of the Current–Voltage Characteristics of a 100-mbar DC Discharge in Argon: From the Diffuse Glow Discharge to the Arc Regime

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):2400 - 2407
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The aim of this paper is to investigate the glow discharge in its diffuse and filamentary regime, and to study its transition to arc in argon at 100 mbar. The structure of the discharge is observed in correlation with its electrical signals in both static and in dynamic modes. Glow discharges were identified with a positive column that can be fully diffuse, fully filamentary, or a mix of the two w... View full abstract»

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IEEE Transactions on Plasma Sciences focuses on plasma science and engineering, including: magnetofluid dynamics and thermionics; plasma dynamics; gaseous electronics and arc technology.

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