In this study, Schlieren photography technique has been applied for the visualization of the pressure field of a single-shot underwater pulsed discharge. A needle-to-plane electrode configuration submerged in distilled water was used. The detailed time- and space-resolved observation of both streamers and pressure waves was performed. As a result, several phenomena, such as the phase change prior to the initiation of the discharge, primary and secondary streamers propagation, shock wave generation, and the bubble formation, were observed. From these observations, a scenario of multiple events from pre-breakdown to post-discharge was proposed.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||International Journal of Plasma Environmental Science and Technology|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
- Shock wave
- Underwater discharge