Spatiotemporal patterning of a transverse ionization instability in annular rf discharges

Ji Bin Du, Chi Hui Chiang, Lin I

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Abstract

The self-organized spatiotemporal patterns through a transverse ionization instability in a medium pressure annular rf glow discharge similar to a reaction-diffusion system is investigated. The formation of traveling periodic patterns through the spontaneous symmetry breaking process, the transient bifurcation behavior with wave number selection, the particlelike behavior of ionization clumps, and the effects of surface defects and external magnetic field are reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1829-1832
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Volume54
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996

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