Plasma Diagnostics

The laser diagnostic and mass spectrometry expertise at the CRF is also being applied to probe the chemical structure of nonequilibrium reacting plasmas. In particular, the influence of excited molecular and atomic species formed in a plasma discharge on fuel oxidation, plasma stability, and the reforming of CO2 to produce syngas are being investigated. This work is part of a broader Sandia effort as part of the DOE Fusion Energy Science-funded Plasma Research Facility.

PI: Jonathan Frank, Chris Kliewer, Nils Hansen