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Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing

, Volume 34, Issue 5, pp 1157–1170 | Cite as

Infrared Spectroscopy of \(\hbox {CH}_4/\hbox {N}_{2}\) and \(\hbox {C}_{2}\hbox {H}_{m}/\hbox {N}_{2}\) (\({m = 2, 4, 6}\)) Gas Mixtures in a Dielectric Barrier Discharge

  • H. C. Thejaswini
  • Sandra Peglow
  • Vladimir Sushkov
  • Rainer Hippler
Original Paper

Abstract

Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy of \(\hbox {CH}_{4}/\hbox {N}_{2}\) and \(\hbox {C}_{2}\hbox {H}_{m}/\hbox {N}_2\) (\(m = 2, 4, 6\)) gas mixtures in a medium pressure (300 mbar) dielectric barrier discharge was performed. Consumption of the initial gas and formation of other hydrocarbon and of nitrogen-containing HCN and \(\hbox {NH}_{3}\) molecules was observed. \(\hbox {NH}_{3}\) formation was further confirmed by laser absorption measurements. The experimental result for \(\hbox {NH}_{3}\) is at variance with simulation results.

Keywords

Dielectric barrier discharge Hydrocarbon/nitrogen gas mixture Infrared spectroscopy HCN and NH3 formation 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The work was supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) through SFB/TR 24 “Fundamentals of Complex Plasmas”, by The International Max-Plank Research School (IMPRS) for “Bounded Plasmas”, and through a Landesgraduiertenstipendium provided to one of us (HCT) by the University of Greifswald.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. C. Thejaswini
    • 1
  • Sandra Peglow
    • 1
  • Vladimir Sushkov
    • 1
  • Rainer Hippler
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für PhysikErnst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität GreifswaldGreifswaldGermany

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