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Influence of Silver Vapours on the Transport of Nitrogen Plasma Properties

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Theoretical investigation of nitrogen-silver arc transport properties and an arc plasma model in stationary state have studied at low temperature i.e. between 3500 K and 13,000 K at atmospheric pressure. Results showed that the presence of small amounts of metal vapours, which have low ionization potential such as silver, modify the plasma characteristics. The solution of Elenbaas-Heller gives us some information about the effect of metal vapours emitted from electrode on the characteristics of the arc column. We concluded that a small fraction of metal vapours in the arc column modify the electric field, current and the axial temperature.

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Amry, A. , El-Raheem, M. and Yahya, G. (2015) Influence of Silver Vapours on the Transport of Nitrogen Plasma Properties. Journal of Modern Physics, 6, 553-565. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2015.65060.


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