Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Design and Control of an Atmospheric Pressure Theta-Pinch Imploding Thin-Film Plasma Source
by Beach, Andrew, M.S., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2015, 43; 1606630
Abstract (Summary)

An atmospheric pressure Theta-pinch imploding thin-film device has been developed for use as a plasma source in conjunction with established emission devices for direct atomic spectroscopy. With high energy breakdown capabilities Theta-pinch sources show promise in the breakdown of highly sturdy samples, such as ore and refractory samples. In order to control the large electrical discharge the Theta-pinch requires, a TTL logic circuit was implemented. This allows for temporal control, and along with physical measures, increased safety in operation.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Navarre, Edward
Commitee: Shaw, Michael, Wiediger, Sue
School: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Department: Chemistry
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: MAI 55/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Chemistry
Keywords: Theta-pinch, Thin-film plasma
Publication Number: 1606630
ISBN: 978-1-339-39635-4
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