Microwave plasmas generated in bubbles immersed in liquids for hydrocarbons reforming

Dmitry Levko, Ashish Sharma, Laxminarayan L Raja

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We present a computational modeling study of microwave plasma generated in cluster of atmospheric-pressure argon bubbles immersed in a liquid. We demonstrate that the use of microwaves allows the generation of a dense chemically active non-equilibrium plasma along the gas–liquid interface. Also, microwaves allow generation of overdense plasma in all the bubbles considered in the cluster which is possible because the collisional skin depth of the wave exceeds the bubble dimension. These features of microwave plasma generation in bubbles immersed in liquids are highly desirable for the large-scale liquid hydrocarbon reforming technologies.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22LT01
JournalJournal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Issue number22
StatePublished - May 4 2016
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2021-08-10
Acknowledgements: The authors wish to acknowledge partnership and support of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, for conduct of this work.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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