A nonequilibrium argon plasma jet with oxygen addition, generated in a planar dielectric duct and issuing into ambient air with one edge stuck on a dielectric plane, is reported for the first time. This argon-oxygen plasma jet can be operated at low applied voltage as a filamentary discharge at atmospheric pressure. The addition of a small amount of oxygen results in the increase of produced ozone concentration and continuous emissions of centering at about 185 nm, 205 nm, 230 nm, and 253 nm. The synergistic generation of short wavelength ultraviolet emissions and active species is significantly important for plasma applications.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)