Pulsed Plasma Source
Development of Pulsed Plasma Source for Technological Purposes (Demonstration)
Tech Area / Field
- MAT-SYN/Materials Synthesis and Processing/Materials
3 Approved without Funding
Kurchatov Research Center / Institute of Nuclear Fusion, Russia, Moscow
- Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), USA, IL, Argonne
- Ohio State University / Department of Aerospace Engineering, Applied Mechanics, and Aviation, USA, OH, Columbus
· to study the mechanisms of interaction between a low temperature plasma flow and structural materials
· to develop the technology for surface modification of solids (hardening, implantation, corrosion resistance enhancement) using irradiation by low temperature plasma flows.
1. demonstration of the installation for plasma surface modification with the following parameters:
pulsed plasma flow power density up to 108 W/cm2;
plasma velocity 107cm/s;
efficiency of electric energy conversion up to 40%;
diameter of focused plasma flow min 1–1.5 cm;
2. experimental data base on the properties of construction materials treated by low temperature plasma flow;
3. numerical model for the interaction of plasma flow with the impurity pellets and solids.
Areas of application:
1. production of nanostructures in semiconductors;
2. formation of thick layers with the special properties on the surface of metal tools and tails.
Topics for joint study and/or application:
1. Investigation of properties of plasma treated materials.
2. Modelling of interaction between plasma having parameters mentioned above and solids.
3. Commercial application of the technology developed.