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Gas Chromatography Analysis of Discharge Products in N2‐CH4 Gas Mixture at Atmospheric Pressure: Study of Mimic Titan's Atmosphere

Torokova, L., Watson, J., Krcma, F., Mazankova, V., Mason, Nigel, Horvath, G., Matejcik, S. (2015) Gas Chromatography Analysis of Discharge Products in N2‐CH4 Gas Mixture at Atmospheric Pressure: Study of Mimic Titan's Atmosphere. Contributions to Plasma Physics, 55 (6). pp. 470-480. E-ISSN 1521-3986. (doi:10.1002/ctpp.201400052) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:74692)

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Abstract

In this paper, we report presence of various organic products formed in a flowing atmospheric glow discharge fed by gas mixture containing 1-5 % of methane in nitrogen, which mimics the Titan's atmosphere. Gaseous products from the discharge exhaust were analysed by Gas Chromatography with Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS). The experimental results revealed C<inf>2</inf>H<inf>2</inf>, HCN, and CH<inf>3</inf>CN as the major products. Various hydrocarbons and nitriles were the other determined gaseous products. Whilst many of these compounds have been predicted and/or observed in the Titan atmosphere, the present plasma experiments provide evidence of both the chemical complexity of Titan atmospheric processes and the mechanisms by which larger species grow prior to form the dust that should cover much of the Titan's surface.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1002/ctpp.201400052
Uncontrolled keywords: Atmospheric pressure glow discharge, Gas chromatography analysis, Nitrogen-methane gas mixture
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Nigel Mason
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2019 12:37 UTC
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2019 12:37 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/74692 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Mason, Nigel: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4468-8324
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