The recent Applied Physics Letters article entitled “Spectrally filtered ps–ns emission dynamics of atmospheric-pressure nanosecond pulsed plasmas” by Karna Patel and co-authors was selected as an Editor's Pick in early 2022. See doi.org/10.1063/5.0073630.
This work showed the feasibility of investigating the temporal dynamics of atmospheric-pressure nanosecond pulsed plasma discharges using streak-camera line imaging of the interelectrode gap with a time resolution as short as 25 ps. Using filtered emissions bands, this technique enables quantitative time-resolved studies of key chemical species for model validation in ultra-short-pulsed plasmas.
The full citation to the work is as follows: K. Patel, A. Saha, T. Zhou, T.R. Meyer, S. Bane, and A. Satija, “Spectrally filtered ps–ns emission dynamics of atmospheric-pressure nanosecond pulsed plasmas,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 120, 014101, 2022. The authors greatly appreciate the assistance and discussions provided by Profs. Sergey Macheret and Jonathan Poggie of Purdue University, as well as funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Fusion Energy Sciences under Award No. DE-SC0021153.