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The Equivalent Circuit Approach for the Electrical Diagnostics of Dielectric Barrier Discharges: The Classical Theory and Recent Developments

Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP), Felix-Hausdorff-Straße 2, 17489 Greifswald, Germany
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Atoms 2019, 7(1), 14; https://doi.org/10.3390/atoms7010014
Received: 30 November 2018 / Revised: 14 January 2019 / Accepted: 15 January 2019 / Published: 23 January 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue SPIG2018)
Measurements of current and voltage are the basic diagnostics for electrical discharges. However, in the case of dielectric barrier discharges (DBDs), the measured current and voltage waveforms are influenced by the discharge reactor geometry, and thus, interpretation of measured quantities is required to determine the discharge properties. This contribution presents the main stages of the development of electrical diagnostics of DBDs, which are based on lumped electrical elements. The compilation and revision of the contributions to the equivalent circuit approach are targeted to indicate: (1) the interconnection between the stage of development, (2) its applicability, and (3) the current state-of-the-art of this approach. View Full-Text
Keywords: electrical theory of DBDs; QV-plot; instantaneous power electrical theory of DBDs; QV-plot; instantaneous power
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Pipa, A.V.; Brandenburg, R. The Equivalent Circuit Approach for the Electrical Diagnostics of Dielectric Barrier Discharges: The Classical Theory and Recent Developments. Atoms 2019, 7, 14.

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