Special Issue "Piezoelectric Direct Discharge"
A special issue of Plasma (ISSN 2571-6182).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2021) | Viewed by 8322
Interests: piezoelectric direct discharge (PDD); PDD spark and plasma bridge; PDD electrical diagnostics; PDD for surface activation; PDD for ozone production; PDD for disinfection and sterilization; PDD for treatment of organic material; physical limits of PDD; physical limits and reliability of piezoelectric transformer; PDD driven DBD
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Piezoelectric transformers (PT) have been broadly used to generate high-voltage applied to produce low-pressure plasmas (i.e., back-light discharge lamps for LCD displays), among other applications. The recent progress in PT technology made it possible to produce an atmospheric pressure plasma directly at the high-voltage surface of the PT without the use of an output electrode. This type of discharge is called piezoelectric direct discharge (PDD). Either air or various gas mixtures can be used as ionization gas. For PDD production, multilayer Rosen-type resonant PTs with voltage amplification on the order of magnitude of 1000 are used. Despite of some common properties with corona discharge and dielectric barrier discharge (DBD), the ignition of micro-discharges directly at the ceramic surface makes PDD unique in physics and application potential. Many types and geometries of PDD are already known.
This Special Issue of Plasma responds to an increasing interest in PDD and its applications. We welcome contributions dealing with the physics, technology, and diagnostics of PDD. Recently, a growing number of novel PDD applications in very different fields (surface engineering, medicine, dentistry, food science, and many others) have been published. We encourage researchers using PDD in any scientific field to contribute to this Special Issue.
Dr. Dariusz Z. Korzec
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- Physics and chemistry of the PDD
- PDD powering and control
- Electric and physical PDD simulation
- Diagnostic techniques for PDD
- PT technology for PDD
- PDD for surface engineering
- PDD for textile treatment
- PDD for plasma medicine
- PDD for disinfection
- PDD against viruses
- PDD in dentistry
- PDD in food processing
- PDD for odor control
- PDD for VOC decomposition
- PDD for agriculture, forestry, and gardening
- PDD as ozone generator
- PDD as ion source
- PDD for plasma activated water (PAW) production