Direct measurement of electron density and temperature distributions in a micro-discharge plasma for a plasma display panel

Yasuyuki Noguchi, Akira Matsuoka, Kiichiro Uchino, Katsunori Muraoka

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Spatial distributions of electron density (ne) and electron temperature (Te) of a micro-discharge plasma for an alternating current plasma display panel cell were directly measured using the laser Thomson scattering method. The use of a triple-grating spectrometer was very successful in suppressing the strong stray laser light and allowed us to perform measurements at 0.1 mm above the surface of the electrode substrate. Values of ne and Te were (0.2-3)×1019m-3 and (1.6-3.4) eV, respectively, depending on the time from the beginning of the pulsed discharge and the observation position. The structure of the micro-discharge is discussed in terms of the obtained distributions of ne and Te.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)613-616
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 15 2002


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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