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Plasma Modulex

Capacitively Coupled Plasma

The NIST Gaseous Electronics Conference has provided a platform for studying Capacitively Coupled Plasma (CCP) reactors, which is what this application is based upon. The operating principle of a capacitively coupled plasma is different when compared to the inductive case. In a CCP ... Read More

Thermoelectric generator

In this model, we show how to model Seebeck effect which works as a thermoelectric generator. Seebeck effect is a phenomena where the difference in temperature of a material leads to a potential difference. The potential drawn in this model was compared with the paper by Jaegle (Example ... Read More

Thermal Plasma

This model simulates a plasma at medium pressure (2 torr) where the plasma is still not in local thermodynamic equilibrium. At low pressures the two temperatures are decoupled but as the pressure increases the temperatures tend towards the same limit. Read More

Applying a Current-Voltage Switch to Models

This example exemplifies how to model the switching between current and voltage excitations in *Terminal* boundary conditions. A more detailed description of the phenomenon and the modeling process can be seen in the blog post "[Control Current and Voltage Sources with the AC/DC Module](https://www.comsol.com/blogs/control-current-and-voltage-sources-with-the-acdc-module/) ... Read More

Drift Diffusion Tutorial

The Drift Diffusion interface solves a pair of reaction/advection/diffusion equations, one for the electron density and the other for the mean electron energy. This tutorial example computes the electron number density and mean electron energy in a drift tube. Electrons are released ... Read More

Neagative Streamer in Nitrogen

Streamers are transient filamentary electric discharges that can develop in a nonconducting background in the presence of an intense electric field. These discharges can attain high electron number density and consequently a high concentration of chemical active species that are relevant ... Read More

Microwave Microplasma

Plasmas sustained in microscale discharge gaps are able to operate at high pressure (1 atm) with high electron number density (1020 m-3) and power density (109 W.m-3) while maintaining a relatively cool heavy-particle temperature. This model simulates an atmospheric pressure argon plasma ... Read More

GEC CCP Reactor

This model investigates the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Gaseous Electronics Conference (GEC) reference cell in two dimensions using the _Plasma, Time Periodic_ interface. A 2D example helps in understanding the physics without excessive CPU time. The cell is ... Read More

Pulsed CCP Discharge

This tutorial model shows how to set up a model of a pulsed capacitive discharge. The on pulse consists of 10 periods of excitation at 13.56MHz, followed by no excitation for 100 periods. The I-V characteristics, the electron density, temperature and plasma potential are studied. Read More

Argon Boltzmann Analysis

The electron energy distribution function (EEDF) plays an important role in the overall behavior of discharges. Analytic forms of the EEDF exist such as Maxwellian or Druyvesteyn, but in some cases they fail to fit the discharge physics. This tutorial model investigates the effects ... Read More