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New Mixed Conductivity Mechanisms in the Cold Plasma Device Based on Silver-Modified Zeolite Microporous Electronic Materials

Koc, Sevgul Ozturk
Galioglu, Sezin
Öztürk, Seçkin
Akata Kurç, Burcu
Koc, Emrah
We have analyzed the interaction between microdischarge and microporous zeolite electronic materials modified by silver (Ag-0) nanoparticles (resistivity similar to 10(11) to 10(6) Omega cm) on the atmospheric pressure cold plasma generation in air. The generation and maintenance of stable cold plasma is studied according to the effect of the Ag-0 nanoparticles. The role of charge carriers in mixed conductivity processes and electrical features of zeolite from low pressure to atmospheric pressure is analyzed in air microplasmas for both before and after breakdown regimes. The results obtained from the experiments indicate that Ag-0 nanoparticles play a significant role in considerably reducing the breakdown voltage in plasma electronic devices with microporous zeolite electronic materials.