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Pure Appl. Chem. Vol. 74, No. 3, pp. 429-433 (2002)

Pure and Applied Chemistry

Vol. 74, Issue 3

Generation of thermal plasmas in liquid-stabilized and hybrid dc-arc torches*

Milan Hrabovsky´

Institute of Plasma Physics AS CR, Prague, Czech Republic

Abstract: The paper presents survey of principles and basic physical parameters of liquid and hybrid gas/liquid dc-arc plasma torches and discusses physical mechanisms that control plasma properties. Special attention is devoted to properties of generated plasma that are decisive for performance characteristics in plasma spraying. Characteristics of water and water-argon torches are compared with typical characteristics of commonly used gas torches.

* Lecture presented at the 15th International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry, Orléans, France, 9-13 July 2001. Other presentations are presented in this issue, pp. 317–492.
** Corresponding author.


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