Phase resolved analysis of the homogeneity of a diffuse dielectric barrier discharge

Sabrina Baldus, Friederike Kogelheide, Nikita Bibinov, Katharina Stapelmann, Peter Awakowicz

DOI: 10.1088/0022-3727/48/37/375202


Cold atmospheric pressure plasmas have already proven their ability of supporting the healing process of chronic wounds. Especially simple configurations like a dielectric barrier discharge (DBD), comprising of one driven electrode which is coated with a dielectric layer, are of interest, because they are cost-effective and easy to handle. The homogeneity of such plasmas during treatment is necessary since the whole wound should be treated evenly. In this investigation phase resolved optical emission spectroscopy is used to investigate the homogeneity of a DBD. Electron densities and reduced electric field distributions are determined with temporal and spatial resolution and the differences for applied positive and negative voltage pulses are studied.