The objective of this paper is to evaluate three alternative formulations for simulating the steady-state flow and chemistry in a honeycomb channel for conditions that are typical of the catalyticâ€¦ (More)

The objective of this paper is to present an algorithm for planning optimal time-varying trajectories in chemical vapor deposition (CVD) processes and to discuss the potential benefits of doing so.â€¦ (More)

This paper presents a dynamic-optimization algorithm that can be used to minimize a generalized objective function. It is demonstrated for a chemical-vapor-deposition (CVD) process in aâ€¦ (More)

The dielectric-barrier configuration is commonly used to generate uniform, highly non-equilibrium atmospheric-pressure glow discharges. Although recent research has improved our understanding ofâ€¦ (More)

This paper develops and uses a computation model to explore the transient ignition dynamics of catalytic combustion in a stagnation-flow configuration. The analysis considers the elementaryâ€¦ (More)

This paper presents a computational algorithm to predict highly-transient flame behavior in counterflow situations. The first objective of the paper is to extend the transient counterflow problem toâ€¦ (More)

Helicon discharges produce plasmas with a density gradient across the confining magnetic field. Such plasmas can create a radial potential well for nonaxisymmetric whistlers, allowing radiallyâ€¦ (More)

Thin-film etching and deposition using low-pressure plasma reactors is an integral part of the fabrication of very-large-scale integrated (VLSI) circuits. Standard operation of plasma reactors usesâ€¦ (More)

We present experimental studies of power balance in an argon helicon discharge. An infrared camera measures the heating of the dielectric tube containing a helicon discharge based on measurement ofâ€¦ (More)