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1. (WO2017153898) NON THERMAL PLASMA SURFACE CLEANER AND METHOD OF USE

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/153898    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2017/051303
Publication Date: Fri Sep 15 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Tue Mar 07 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: H01J 37/32
H05H 1/24
H01T 19/00
H01T 23/00
B08B 7/00
H02S 40/00
Applicants: KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Inventors: NEOPHYTOU, Marios
LACOSTE, Deanna A.
KIRKUS, Mindaugas
Title: NON THERMAL PLASMA SURFACE CLEANER AND METHOD OF USE
Abstract:
Described herein are plasma generation devices and methods of use of the devices. The devices can be used for the cleaning of various surfaces and/or for inhibiting or preventing the accumulation of particulates, such as dust, or moisture on various surfaces. The devices can be used to remove dust and other particulate contaminants from solar panels and windows, or to avoid or minimize condensation on various surfaces. In an embodiment a plasma generation device is provided. The plasma generation device can comprise: a pair of electrodes (1,2) positioned in association with a surface of a dielectric substrate (3). The pair of electrodes (1,2) can comprise a first electrode (1) and a second electrode (2). The first electrode and second electrode can be of different sizes, one of the electrodes being smaller than the other of the electrodes. The first electrode and second electrode can be separated by a distance and electrically connected to a voltage source (4,5).