Numerical simulations based on fluid equations with semi-kinetic treatment of electrons, by coupling it with a Boltzmann-solver (e.g. Bolsig+, GJM Hagelaar and LC Pitchford Plasma Sources Sci Technol. 14 (2005) 722–733), are used for investigations of an rf micro atmospheric pressure plasma jet.
The video below shows the dynamics of the electron density within the rf cycle, in the 1-d simulation, between the powered and grounded electrode of a rf micro atmospheric pressure plasma.
Waskoenig J, Niemi K, Knake N, Graham L M , Reuter S, Schulz-von der Gathen V and Gans T, "Diagnostic based modeling on a micro-scale atmospheric pressure plasma jet", Pure and Applied Chemistry , (2010) accepted
Niemi K, Reuter S, Graham L M, Waskoenig J, Knake N, Schulz-von der Gathen V, and Gans T, "Diagnostic based modelling of radio-frequency driven atmospheric pressure plasma", J. Physics D: Appl. Phys., (2010) accepted