A study of microwave induced plasmas

Burke, P. E. (1987) A study of microwave induced plasmas. Doctoral thesis, Polytechnic of North London.

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In a microwave induced plasma (MIP) generated in argon under atmospheric pressure using slab-line and TM 10 cavities, the electron density (Ne), excitation and rotational temperatures, detection limit and matrix factor for nine elements and microwave impedance have been determined for a range of operation conditions.

Simultaneous measurement of Ne and microwave impedance in a dry argon MIP provide little evidence of a link between these two parameters in the slabline cavity.

Two 'analytical' MIP's incorporating sample aerosol introduction have been used with the slab-line cavity. One being supported on an argon flowrate of 0.1 1 min-1 using a Babing!qn nebulizer, the other on a flowrate of 1.0 1 min-1 using a crossflow nebulizer. The crossflow nebulizer was also used for an analytical MIP generated in a TM 010 cavity.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Additional Information: uk.bl.ethos.376442
Uncontrolled Keywords: plasma physics; gas discharges; spectroscopic measurements; microwave induced plasma (MIP)
Subjects: 500 Natural Sciences and Mathematics > 530 Physics
Department: Library Services and Special Collections
Depositing User: Mary Burslem
Date Deposited: 16 May 2022 15:25
Last Modified: 16 May 2022 15:28
URI: https://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/7644


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