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Assistant Professor
Nuclear Engineering
North Carolina State University
1110 Burlington
P.O. Box 7909
Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7909

Phone: (919) 515-3292
FAX: (919) 515-5115

B.S. NC State University 1980
Ph.D. NC State University 1985

Picture of Orlando Hankins
Orlando Hankins

Description of Research
Dr. Hankins's research emphasis is on plasma diagnostic techniques applied to dense low temperature plasmas (electrothermal and electromagnetic launchers) and atmospheric pressure glow discharges. In the launcher area, the research includes using spectroscopy and other techniques to measure plasma parameters and observe the burn rate of propellants and ablation of surfaces. The glow discharge work includes the destruction of biological agents and the modification of the surface characteristics of textiles.

Recent Papers or Publications
Z. J. Radzimski, O. E. Hankins, J. J. Cuomo, W. P. Posadowski, S. Shingubara, “Optical Emission Spectroscopy of High Density Metal Plasma Formed during Magnetron Sputtering,” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B. Vol. 15(2), 202-208 (1997)

Orlando E. Hankins, Mohamed Bourham, and David Mann, “Observations of Visible Light Emission from Interactions between an Electrothermal Plasma and a Propellant,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 33, No.1, 295-298 (1997).

Orlando E. Hankins and David Mann, "Analysis of Molecular and Neutral Atomic Emission Spectra from an Electrothermal Launcher Plasma," IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 31, No. 1, 410-413 (1995)

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