Investigation of a glow discharge in a mixture of Ar and OH

A. Ya Vul', S. V. Kidalov, V. M. Milenin, N. A. Timofeev, M. A. Khodorkovskiǐ

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A glow discharge in a mixture of argon and hydroxyl (OH) is investigated experimentally. It is shown that under certain discharge conditions a considerable portion of the electrical energy imparted to the discharge is used to generate resonant emission of OH molecules. The results obtained point to a realistic possibility of creating a new, ecologically friendly source of optical radiation, which can replace mercury lamps in the near future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)321-323
Number of pages3
JournalTechnical Physics Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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