Characterization of Compact Short Pulse Power Supply for Non-Thermal Plasma Discharge Applications


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Dhakar, AK and Rai, SK and Saini, VK and Sharma, SK and Pal, UN (2019) Characterization of Compact Short Pulse Power Supply for Non-Thermal Plasma Discharge Applications. In: 2019 IEEE Pulsed Power and Plasma Science Conference (PPPS 2019), 23-28 June 2019, Florida, USA. (Submitted)

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There is resurgent of interest in the development of high voltage, short pulse, fast rise time and high frequency modulators for the generation of uniform and diffuse plasma in the dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) based non-thermal plasma (NTP) sources useful for potential biological, medical, surface modification, food, agri- culture, sterilization, etc. [1-2]. The DBD based non-thermal plasma sources are effectively a capacitive load where breakdown occurs in the gas gap. It has been found that a high voltage, high frequency and short pulse power modulator (SPPM) is required to generate the efficient plasma for DBD devices. In this paper, an effort has been made to design and develop a high frequency, high voltage SPPM. The development excludes primary side RCD clamping circuits while it has been incorporated in secondary side to discharge the stored capacitive energy. This eliminates the sinusoidal oscillations caused by interaction between NTP load capacitance and leakage inductance of the transformer. This makes the ITV-SPPM more compact, simple and light-weight for efficient plasma generation. The designed SPPM is capable of generating voltage 10 kV (max), frequency 50 kHz, pulse duration <1ps. The paper has also discussed the design and characterisation issues of the SPPM and its utilization for the generation of NTP at different operating and geometrical conditions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: Microwave Tubes > Plasma Devices
Divisions: Microwave Tubes
Depositing User: Mr. Jitendra Nath Bajpai
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2021 07:00
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 07:00

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