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Systematic Comparison between Half and Full Dielectric Barrier Discharges Based on the Low Temperature Plasma Probe (LTP) and Dielectric Barrier Discharge for Soft Ionization (DBDI) Configurations

Systematic Comparison between Half and Full Dielectric Barrier Discharges Based on the Low Temperature Plasma Probe (LTP) and Dielectric Barrier Discharge for Soft Ionization (DBDI) Configurations
Paul B. Farnsworth, Joachim Franzke, Charlotte Reininger, Cedomil Vadla, Felix D. Klute, Vlasta Horvatic, Beatrix Biskup, Pascal Vogel, Sebastian Brandt
Dielectric barrier discharge (DBD)-based analytical applications have experienced rapid development in recent years. DBD designs and parameters and the application they are used for can vary considerably. This leads to a diverse field with many apparently unique systems that are all based on the same physical principle. The most significant changes among DBDs used for chemical analysis are in how the discharge electrodes are separated from the ignited discharge gas. While the official definition of a DBD states that at least one electrode has to be covered by a dielectric to be considered a DBD, configurations with both electrodes covered by dielectric layers can also be realized. The electrode surface plays a major role in several plasma-related technical fields, surface treatment or sputtering processes, for example, and has hence been studied in great detail. Analytical DBDs are often operated at low power and atmospheric pressure, making a direct transfer of insight and know-how gained from the aforementioned well-studied fields complicated. This work focuses on comparing two DBD configurations: the low temperature plasma probe (LTP) and the dielectric barrier discharge for soft ionization (DBDI). The LTP is representative of a DBD with one covered electrode and the DBDI of a design in which both electrodes are covered. These two configurations are well suited for a systematic comparison due to their similar geometric designs based on a dielectric capillary.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.7b02174

DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.7b02174

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