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Methane Decomposition Leading to Deposit Formation in a DC Positive CH4–N2 Corona Discharge

Horvath, G.; Zahoran, M.; Mason, N. J. and Matejcik, S. (2011). Methane Decomposition Leading to Deposit Formation in a DC Positive CH4–N2 Corona Discharge. Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing, 31(2) pp. 327–335.

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Abstract

We have explored the formation of chemical species produced in a positive coaxial corona discharge fed by a mixture of N2 and CH4 at atmospheric pressure and ambient temperature. Gaseous products were detected by IR spectroscopy whilst solid products, deposited on the electrodes, were examined using Scanning Electron Microscopy and Energy Dispersive X-ray Analysis. The temporal evolution of gaseous products C2H2, HCN and C2H6 are also reported. These results may assist in the interpretation of results from the recent Cassini Huygens space mission as they may provide a simulation of the chemical processes occuring in Titan's atmosphere.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2010 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
ISSN: 1572-8986
Keywords: CH4–N2 corona discharge; FTIR spectroscopy; SEM–EDS spectroscopy; deposit Introduction
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Physics
Item ID: 26190
Depositing User: Astrid Peterkin
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2011 15:35
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 14:24
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/26190
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