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Energetics of reactions in an atmospheric pressure plasma jet with argon carrier gas and hexamethyldisiloxane reagent

Giulia Laghi, Sean Watson, Stephan Reuter, Matteo Gherardi and Michael R. Wertheimer

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We report on a methodology for measuring the energy dissipated per AC high voltage cycle in a cold atmospheric pressure plasma jet (CAPJet). This method is adapted from research by Nisol et al. on plasma polymerization of hexamethyldisiloxane (HMDSO) organosilicon vapor in a large area planar dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) reactor. Here too, we measured ΔEg, the energy difference with and without small HMDSO vapor concentrations in the argon carrier gas flow. From ΔEg we then derived Em, the energy per molecule, and compared values with those of Nisol. Good agreements were found, including in film structures determined from attenuated total reflectance (ATR) Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectra, thus suggesting that realistic Em values can be successfully obtained also for the CAPJet case.

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argon carrier; atmospheric perssure plasma polymerization; energy measurement; HMDSO; plasma jet

Subjects: 3100 Physics > 3100 Physics
3100 Physics > 3107 Plasma physics
Department: Department of Engineering Physics
Funders: CRSNG/NSERC, Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ), TransMedTech Institute, European COST Action CA20114
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/56748/
Journal Title: Plasma Processes and Polymers
Publisher: Wiley
DOI: 10.1002/ppap.202300134
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1002/ppap.202300134
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2024 16:55
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2024 03:36
Cite in APA 7: Laghi, G., Watson, S., Reuter, S., Gherardi, M., & Wertheimer, M. R. (2023). Energetics of reactions in an atmospheric pressure plasma jet with argon carrier gas and hexamethyldisiloxane reagent. Plasma Processes and Polymers, e2300134 (12 pages). https://doi.org/10.1002/ppap.202300134


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