Regular Article - Plasma Physics
Characterization of the electrical and optical properties of a gliding arc tornado device
Dipartimento di Fisica G.Occhialini, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, piazza delle Scienza 3, 20126, Milan, Italy
2 Dipartimento di Scienza dei Materiali, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy
3 Dipartimento di Scienze dell’Ambiente e della Terra, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy
Accepted: 10 March 2021
Published online: 3 May 2021
Optical emission spectroscopy was used to characterize the gas phase in a gliding arc tornado reactor used for plasma applications. Results concerning the transition between spark and fully developed arc regimes are presented, by comparing with the electrical characteristics of the discharge. An extended analysis of spectra of air and helium discharges mixed with water and hexamethyldisiloxane vapors was performed, with the identification of active radical species involved in the surface functionalization of polymeric nanoparticles.
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