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How voltage amplification affects plasma flux density?

  1. Apr 3, 2012 #1
    Would a voltage amplification with the same power output increase plasma density and increase the magnetic field of the plasma, if the power output does not change?

    In the case of a USB plasma globe with a current flow of 300mA through 5 volt, amounts to 1,5W.
    CASE A:

    Ofcourse this voltage has to be amplified in a transformer to at least 1000 volt, in that case the current would be nominal 1,5mA.

    CASE B:
    Now what if we amplified the voltage up to 10'000 volt, the current would be 1,5 micro ampere.
    How would this affect the plasma?
    Question 2:
    What is the ideal voltage to current ratio for any given power?
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 5, 2012 #2
    The plasma density for a fixed gap will generally depend on the current, so increasing the volatge and keeping the power constant will produce a lower plasma density.
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