High Temperature

, Volume 56, Issue 5, pp 621–631 | Cite as

Inelastic Processes in a Gas-Discharge Plasma of Inert Gases

  • V. P. Afanas’ev
  • B. M. Smirnov
  • D. A. ZhilyaevEmail author


The excitation rate constants of the lower excited states of inert gas atoms by electron impact in the gas-discharge plasma are determined with taking into account the self-consistent character of this process and the rates of similar processes in the plasma of alkali metals. The rate constants of the stepwise ionization in a uniform gas-discharge plasma of inert gases are determined. They are also determined in a nonunifom plasma if the nonuniformity is a result of the passage of a gas-discharge current. Based on the rates of these processes, the populations of lower excited levels are calculated in the case where the equilibrium in the gas-discharge plasma of inert gases is determined by inelastic collisions of electrons with atoms.



The work was supported by State projects no. AAAA-A-16-116051810083-4.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. P. Afanas’ev
    • 1
  • B. M. Smirnov
    • 2
  • D. A. Zhilyaev
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.National Research University “Moscow Power Engineering Institute”MoscowRussia
  2. 2.Joint Institute for High Temperatures, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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