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Dual-comb spectroscopy of ammonia formation in non-thermal plasmas

Plasma-activated chemical transformations promise the efficient synthesis of salient chemical products. However, the reaction pathways that lead to desirable products are often unknown, and key quantum-state-resolved information regarding the involved molecular species is lacking. Here we use quantum cascade laser dual-comb spectroscopy (QCL-DCS) to probe plasma-activated NH3 generation with rotational and vibrational state resolution, quantifying state-specific number densities via broadband spectral analysis.

Laser absorption spectroscopy for plasma-assisted thermochemical treatment - dataset

Laser absorption spectroscopy (LAS) was applied to investigate a low pressure DC-pulsed discharge in N2-H2 gas mixtures with addition of CH4 or O2. The discharge was maintained in an industrial-scale, active screen plasma nitrocarburizing (ASPNC) reactor with a steel active screen (AS). Spectroscopic lines of CH4, NH3, HCN, CO and H2O were recorded. The dataset contains the species densities for different gas mixtures.

Introduction and verification of FEDM, an open-source FEniCS-based discharge modelling code - dataset

The dataset contains the data presented in the paper introducing the FEDM (Finite Element Discharge Modelling) code. The FEDM code was developed using the open-source computing platform FEniCS (https://fenicsproject.org). Building on FEniCS, the FEDM code utilises the finite element method to solve partial differential equations. It extends FEniCS with features that allow the automated implementation and numerical solution of fully-coupled fluid-Poisson models, including an arbitrary number of particle balance equations.

Electron swarm transport coefficients in CO - measurements and kinetic studies

The electron swarm transport coefficients (bulk drift velocity, bulk longitudinal component of the diffusion tensor, and effective ionization frequency) in CO are investigated for a wide range of the reduced electric field by means of measurements and kinetic calculations. The set of data contains results of measurements in a scanning drift tube apparatus under time-of-flight conditions as well as of kinetic swarm calculations using solutions of the electron Boltzmann equation and Monte Carlo simulations.

Modelling and experimental evidence of the cathode erosion in a plasma spray torch

The lifetime of tungsten cathodes used in plasma spray torches is limited by processes leading to a loss of cathode material. It was reported in the literature that the mechanism of their erosion is the evaporation. A model of the ionization layer of a cathode is developed to study the diffusive transport of evaporated tungsten atoms and tungsten ions produced due to ionization by electron impact in a background argon plasma.

Effect of a spatially fluctuating heating of particles in a plasma spray process - Dataset

The work is concerned with the effect of a spatially fluctuating heating of Al_2O_3 particles with diameters of 5–120 μm during a plasma spray process. A plasma jet is generated in a mixture of Ar (40 NLPM) and H_2 (14 NLPM) and in pure Ar at an electric current of 600 A. The tracing of the injected particles in the plume region of the plasma jets is considered in the framework of a three-dimensional model taking into account a turbulent fluid flow.

Self-consistent Cathode-Plasma Coupling and Role of the Fluid Flow Approach in Torch Modelling - Dataset

The data set is related to a two-dimensional and stationary magneto-hydrodynamic model of a plasma spray torch operated with argon, which is developed to predict the plasma properties in a steady operating mode. The model couples a submodel of a refractory cathode and its non-equilibrium boundary layer to a submodel of the plasma in local thermodynamic equilibrium in a self-consistent manner. The Navier-Stokes equations for a laminar and compressible flow are solved in terms of low- and high-Mach number numerical approaches.

Hairline plasma jet (hairlINePlasma)

The hairline plasma jet (hairlINePlasma) is a cold atmospheric pressure plasma source mainly for biological and medical applications. hairlINePlasma uses the physical effect of negative dc corona discharges and produces a nanosecond self-pulsed microplasma with a very thin plasma filament. The Plasma filament has a diameter of about 30 µm and a length of up to 3 cm. Due to this geometrical features, hairlINePlasma is particularly suitable for the treatment of microscopic cavities and the localized functionalization of conductive surfaces.

Miller Auto-Axcess™ 450

This plasma source is a commercial welding power source produced by Miller Electric Manufacturing Co., Appleton / USA. This welding system is precise, digitally controlled and software-driven. Several different wire feeding and operator interface options are available and configurable to desired application. The welding system allows a simple method that controls arc length for pulse processes and wetting action and allows changing weld programs to take advantage of up to eight programs of Multi-MIG welding process capabilities.

Unified modelling of low-current short-length arcs between copper electrodes

In this work we present for the first time a unified model of a low-current short-length arc between copper electrodes. The model employs one-dimensional fluid description of the plasma in argon and copper vapour at atmospheric pressure and the heat transfer in the electrodes made of copper. The solution of the particle and energy conservation of electrons and heavy particles is coupled with the solution of the Poisson equation, from which the self-consistent electric field is obtained. The operation of the non-refractory cathode is based on thermo-field emission.