Letter: Influence of inhomogeneous electrode biasing on the plasma parameters of inverted H2 fireballs

  • Johannes Gruenwald Gruenwald Laboratories
  • Jacob Reynvaan
  • Philip Geistlinger


In this letter we present measurements of the influence on inhomogeneous electrode biasing on the basic plasma parameters of inverted fireballs in a hydrogen plasma. The measurements were performed in hydrogen because it is often used in many reactive plasmas, which are very important for technical or industrial applications. The dependence of the plasma parameters on voltages and currents on the electrodes are described in this work. It will be shown that the density profiles and the plasma potentials inside an inverted fireball can be shaped to a certain extend by asymmetric potentials on the anode.