Document Type

Article

Journal Title

Review of Scientific Instruments

Volume Number

73

Issue Number

8

First Page

3128

Last Page

3130

Version

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Original Citation

Sheehan, D.P., J. Lawson, M. Sosa and R.A. Long, Simple, compact source for low-temperature air plasmas; Rev. Sci. Instrum. 73 3128 (2002).

Publication Date

8-2002

Disciplines

Physics

Abstract

A simple, compact source of low-temperature, spatially and temporally uniform air plasma using a Telsa induction coil driver is described. The low-power ionization discharge plasma is localized (2 cm X 0.5 cm X 0.1 cm) and essentially free of arc channels. A Teflon coated rolling cylindrical electrode and dielectric coated ground plate are essential to the source’s operation and allow flat test samples to be readily exposed to the plasma. The plasma is a copious source of ozone and nitrogen oxides. Its effects on various microbes are discussed.

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