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On the heating of nano- and microparticles in process plasmas

Abstract : Determination and understanding of energy fluxes to nano- or microparticles, which are confined in process plasmas, is highly desirable because the energy balance results in an equilibrium particle temperature which may even initiate the crystallization of nanoparticles. A simple balance model has been used to estimate the energy fluxes between plasma and immersed particles on the basis of measured plasma parameters. Addition of molecular hydrogen to the argon plasma results in additional heating of the particles due to molecule recombination. The measured particle temperature is discussed with respect to appearing plasma-particle interactions which contribute to the particle's energy balance.
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H R Maurer, H Kersten. On the heating of nano- and microparticles in process plasmas. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, IOP Publishing, 2011, 44 (17), pp.174029. ⟨10.1088/0022-3727/44/17/174029⟩. ⟨hal-00613284⟩



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