dc.creator Lewis, J. M. en_US dc.creator Adamovich, I. en_US dc.creator Lempert, W. R. en_US dc.date.accessioned 2006-06-15T19:13:53Z dc.date.available 2006-06-15T19:13:53Z dc.date.issued 1999 en_US dc.identifier 1999-MF-05 en_US dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1811/19243 dc.description $^{a}$ Research is primarily funded by AFOSR and DDRE under the Air Plasma Rampart MURI en_US dc.description Author Institution: Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University en_US dc.description.abstract The microwave discharge has been proposed as an excitation source to create and maintain stable, large-volume low to moderate temperature plasmas at near atmospheric pressure. We study a microwave discharge produced from a variety of combinations of flowing Ar, CO and $N_{2}$. We concentrate on rotational temperature measurements based on spontaneous emission spectra from radicals such as $C_{2}$ and CN. Spectroscopic measurements are complimented by stability and uniformity measurements obtained by short exposure time-resolved images from an intensified CCD camera. The feasibility of using a microwave source for creating a large-volume plasma based on these temperature measurements, energy requirements, and basic plasma characterization will be reported. en_US dc.format.extent 87460 bytes dc.format.mimetype image/jpeg dc.language.iso English en_US dc.publisher Ohio State University en_US dc.title TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENTS IN VOLUMETRIC MICROWAVE $DISCHARGES^{a}$ en_US dc.type article en_US
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