Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys.
Volume 42, Number 1, April 2008
16th International Colloquium on Plasma Processes (CIP 2007)
|Page(s)||63 - 66|
|Section||Plasma, Discharge and Processes|
|Published online||28 March 2008|
Production of active species in a N2 DBD plasma afterglow at atmospheric gas pressure
Université de Toulouse, LAPLACE, CNRS, INPT, UPS, 118 route de
Narbonne, 31062 Toulouse, France
2 Laboratoire d'Electronique des Gaz et des Plasmas, Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, 64000 Pau, France
3 AcXys Technologies, 38950 Saint-Martin-le-Vinoux, France
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Revised: 30 October 2007
Accepted: 15 January 2008
Published online: 28 March 2008
This paper deals with the optical study of a DBD plasma afterglow generated in nitrogen at atmospheric pressure. Spectroscopic analyses allow identifying active species of this afterglow like molecular species in different energy levels: N2, NO and N2O(1S). By using the NO titration method, the N and O(1S) densities have been estimated to be respectively, 5.9 × 1014 cm−3 and 2 × 1010 cm−3, in an afterglow guided in a quartz tube of 1 cm in diameter.
PACS: 52.80.-s – Electric discharges / 52.70.-m – Plasma diagnostic techniques and instrumentation
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