A study has been conducted to determine the electron-ion recombination rates in gas mixtures of helium, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide. Measurements were made as functions of electric field strength, gas pressure, and gas composition. In gas mixtures containing only nitrogen and carbon dioxide, the rates were dependent on pressure. This dependence is interpreted as being due to the separate effects of two- and three-body recombination processes. No pressure dependence was observed for mixtures containing helium. In such mixtures, two-body recombination appears to be dominant. Moreover, the addition of relatively low concentrations of helium to the discharge leads to a dramatic change in the bulk recombination rate. Two possible explanations for this observation are suggested. © 1984 American Institute of Physics.
I. M. Littlewood et al., "Electron-ion Recombination In Gas Mixtures Of Helium, Nitrogen, And Carbon Dioxide," The Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 81, no. 3, pp. 1264 - 1270, American Institute of Physics, Jan 1984.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1063/1.447812
International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)
Article - Journal
© 2023 American Institute of Physics, All rights reserved.
01 Jan 1984