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Spectral composition of the light from plasmas created by electron beams in nitrogen and He-N2 and Ne-N2 mixtures

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Plasmas created by electron beams in N2 and He-N2 and Ne-N2 mixtures at high pressures are studied experimentally. It is shown that N 2 + ions in the B2 u + state are produced during charge exchange of Ne 2 + ions with N2 molecules. A comparison of the intensity of light from the B2 u + → X2 g + transition of the N 2 + ion in He-N2 and Ne-N2 mixtures shows that under these experimental conditions charge exchange of Net ions with N2 is less effective than the analogous process involving He 2 + ions. It is found that in an Ne-N2 mixture the intensity of emission on transitions of the 2t system of nitrogen is greater than in N2.

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Translated from Izvestiya Vysshikh Uchebnykh Zavedenii, Fizika, No. 12, pp. 57–61, December, 1977.

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Bychkov, Y.I., Korolev, Y.D., Losev, V.F. et al. Spectral composition of the light from plasmas created by electron beams in nitrogen and He-N2 and Ne-N2 mixtures. Soviet Physics Journal 20, 1579–1583 (1977). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00897426

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  • Nitrogen
  • High Pressure
  • Electron Beam
  • Charge Exchange
  • Analogous Process