NO and NO2 production in pulsed low pressure dc discharge

Antoine Rousseau, Lina V. Gatilova, Jürgen Röpcke, Alexander V. Meshchanov, Yury Z. Ionikh

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Simultaneous measurements of both NO and NO2 are performed downstream a pulsed low pressure dc discharge in flowing air using tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy in the infrared region. Pulse duration and repetition rate range from 20 μs to 5 ms and from 50 to 1000 Hz, respectively. The gas pressure is 4 mbar and the peak current is 80 mA. Experimental results show that NO and NO2 production depends only on the duty cycle ratio, that is, on the average power at a given current. A numerical computation of a simplified kinetics agrees well with experiment results.

Original languageEnglish
Article number211501
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 23 May 2005

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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