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Pure Appl. Chem., 2005, Vol. 77, No. 2, pp. 487-495

Atmospheric pressure plasma of dielectric barrier discharges

A. Chirokov, A. Gutsol and A. Fridman

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Drexel Plasma Institute, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

Abstract: The dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) has a number of industrial applications and has been a subject of research for many years. Many studies have been carried out to understand the underlying DBD physics. Despite the fact that much progress has been made, some important issues are still far from being clear. In this work, we summarize the basics of DBD physics and introduce innovative concepts of discharge behavior that were discovered recently.