New Open Access publication in Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics

A new publication titled Study of the transition from self-organised to homogeneous plasma distribution in chromium HiPIMS discharge was published in the Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics. The paper contributes to a better understanding of the occurrence and behaviour of instabilities (spokes) in HiPIMS plasma during the transition between the spokes and the homogeneously distributed plasma. It was found that the flux of multiply charged ions increases abruptly at the transition between the spoke regime and the homogeneous plasma regime. Similarly, the emission from Cr+ ions exhibits a strong increase of about 50% when the plasma torus becomes homogeneous. 

The article will be published as an Open Access and is available free on this link.