A non-self-sustaining DC (NSS DC) discharge plasma source with an axial field geometry has been developed for emerging plasma applications on nitrogen fixation. This plasma source, composed of a pulse plasma generator and a DC power supply, enables external control of apparent reduced electric field (E/N). Pulse width extension, our proposed approach, is found to be a key parameter to achieve appropriate E/N for efficient nitrogen vibrational excitation leading to the nitrogen fixation processes. Owing to the pulse width modulation approach in the NSS DC discharge, the apparent E/N control up to 3 Td is achieved at 0.2 atm nitrogen.
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