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

TÖRÖKOVÁ, L. WATSON, J. KRČMA, F. MAZÁNKOVÁ, V. MASON, N. HORVÁTH, G. MATEJČÍK, Š.

Original Title

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

English Title

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

Type

journal article in Web of Science

Language

en

Original 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. Gas products from the discharge exhaust were analysed by Gas Chromatography with Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS). The experimental results revealed C2H2, HCN, and C2H4N as major products. Other products were various hydrocarbons and nitriles. 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.

English 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. Gas products from the discharge exhaust were analysed by Gas Chromatography with Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS). The experimental results revealed C2H2, HCN, and C2H4N as major products. Other products were various hydrocarbons and nitriles. 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.

Keywords

Atmospheric pressure glow discharge, nitrogen-methane gas mixture, gas chromatography analysis

RIV year

2015

Released

25.03.2015

Publisher

WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA

Location

Weinheim

Pages from

470

Pages to

480

Pages count

11

URL

BibTex


@article{BUT109516,
  author="Lucie {Töröková} and James {Watson} and František {Krčma} and Věra {Mazánková} and Nigel {Mason} and Gabriel {Horváth} and Štefan {Matejčík}",
  title="Gas Chromatography Analysis of Discharge Products in N2-CH4 Gas Mixture at Atmospheric Pressure: Study of Mimic Titan's Atmosphere",
  annote="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. Gas products from the discharge exhaust were analysed by Gas Chromatography with Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS). The experimental results revealed C2H2, HCN, and C2H4N as major products. Other products were various hydrocarbons and nitriles. 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.",
  address="WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA",
  chapter="109516",
  doi="10.1002/ctpp.201400052",
  howpublished="print",
  institution="WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA",
  number="6.",
  volume="55.",
  year="2015",
  month="march",
  pages="470--480",
  publisher="WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA",
  type="journal article in Web of Science"
}