Publication
Title
Vibrational level population of nitrogen impurities in low-pressure argon glow discharges
Author
Abstract
The vibrational level populations of the electronic ground state of the nitrogen molecule have been calculated for typical glow discharge conditions in argonnitrogen mixtures with nitrogen concentrations between 0.1 and 1%. Stationary solutions of the master equations of the vibrational levels have been obtained using numerical methods. The main mechanisms responsible for the population and depopulation of the vibrational levels, and for the overall shape of the vibrational distribution function are pointed out. It has been found that vibrationvibration collisions play only a minor role and therefore the population of the vibrational levels is basically determined by the electron temperature.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of analytical atomic spectrometry. - London
Publication
London : 2011
ISSN
0267-9477
Volume/pages
26:4(2011), p. 804-810
ISI
000288703300012
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Research group
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 25.03.2011
Last edited 18.10.2017
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