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Title
Detailed modeling of hydrocarbon nanoparticle nucleation in acetylene discharges
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Abstract
The initial stage of nanoparticle formation and growth in radiofrequency acetylene (C2H2) plasmas is investigated by means of a self-consistent one-dimensional fluid model. A detailed chemical kinetic scheme, containing electron impact, ion-neutral, and neutral-neutral reactions, has been developed in order to predict the underlying dust growth mechanisms and the most important dust precursors. The model considers 41 different species (neutrals, radicals, ions, and electrons) describing hydrocarbons (CnHm) containing up to 12 carbon atoms. Possible routes for particle growth are discussed. Both positive and negative ion reaction pathways are considered, as consecutive anion- and cation-molecule reactions seem to lead to a fast build up of the carbon skeleton.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physical review : E : statistical physics, plasmas, fluids, and related interdisciplinary topics. - Lancaster, Pa, 1993 - 2000
Publication
Lancaster, Pa : 2006
ISSN
1063-651X [print]
1095-3787 [online]
Volume/pages
73:2(2006), p. 026405,1-16
ISI
000235667700086
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Last edited 27.06.2017
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