Experimental study of nanosecond repetitively pulsed discharges in water vapor

F. P. Sainct*, D. A. Lacoste, M. J. Kirkpatrick, E. Odic, C. O. Laux

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Experimental study of a Nanosecond Repetitively Pulsed (NRP) discharge in atmospheric pressure water vapor at 450K is reported. The discharge is produced between two pin electrodes by application of voltage pulses (0-15 kV amplitude), 10 ns in duration, with a repetition frequency up to 30 kHz. Electrical measurements were done to determine the energy deposited in the discharge. The energy per pulse ranges from 1 to 10 mJ. In order to determine the efficiency of water vapor dissociation, the concentration of the final reaction products (H2 and O2) and their respective flow rates were measured.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-129
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Plasma Environmental Science and Technology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Atmospheric pressure
  • NRP discharge
  • Water vapor dissociation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science


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