Stabilization of a methane-air swirl flame by rotating nanosecond spark discharges

Jonas P. Moeck*, Deanna A. Lacoste, Daniel Durox, Thibault F. Guiberti, Thierry Schuller, Christophe O. Laux

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Nanosecond spark discharges are among the most promising plasmas in view of combustion enhancement. The direct visualization of rotating nanosecond sparks stabilizing a lean swirling flame illustrates the coupling between aerodynamics, plasma, and combustion dynamics. Although it is commonly acknowledged that both thermal and chemical effects of the plasma may play a role, comprehensive understanding of the mechanism by which the discharges affect the flame has not been achieved yet.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6825825
Pages (from-to)2412-2413
Number of pages2
JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014


  • Plasma applications
  • turbomachinery.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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