16th International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering

I look forward to attending the next PSE in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in southern Germany. It is a great conference for plasma treatment and given that Germany is one of the leading countries in plasma technology it is always exciting to attend.  The fact the beer is great is icing on the cake. Mike B Hopkins, Impedans  16th …

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Phase shifted harmonics for RF bias

An interesting paper from Thomas Mussenbrock's Lab using a phase shifted harmonic of the source bias in an inductive discharge to drive the bias electrode.  Their work shows that there is a synchronization of the bias field and inductive field that enhances power efficiency. It seems clear to me that the source power needs to …

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The answer is blowing in the plasma wind

Flows with speeds over 140,000 Km/Hour a thousand time faster than a hurricane can flow on the inside of a plasma device.  These winds are driven by very strong magnetic and electrical fields inside the plasma. Controlling the wind speed is very important in fusion plasma, when these flows are traveling too fast, or if …

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