Electric wind generation by nanosecond repetitively pulsed microplasmas

Thomas Guillaume Pierre Orriere, Éric Moreau, David Z. Pai

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A nanosecond repetitively pulsed microplasma generated between two tungsten electrodes in a pin-to-pin configuration is used as a supply of charged species to produce an electrohydrodynamic phenomenon when placed near a DC-biased electrode. We employed high-frequency particle image velocimetry in order to study the produced flow. The generated flow velocities are around 2 m • s-1 with a deposited average power on the order of 1 W. The velocity and the geometry of this flow are discussed as well as the impact of the repetition frequency and the DC field. We also explain the impact of each microplasma event on flow modification.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)464002
JournalJournal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Issue number46
StatePublished - Sep 3 2019

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: Thomas Orrière has been supported by a PhD fellowship from the Ministère de l'Education Nationale, de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche. We also gratefully acknowledge financial support from the Agence Nationale de la Recherche programs JCJC PLASMAFACE (ANR-15-CE06-0007-01) and INOPLAS (ANR-13-ASTR-0015-01), and the 'Investissements d'Avenir' program LABEX INTERACTIFS (ANR-11-LABX-0017-01) of the French government, and the CPER-FEDER program of the Nouvelle Aquitaine region. Finally, we thank Deanna A Lacoste of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology for allowing the time to complete this manuscript.


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