Publication detail

Analysis of the Products of the Reaction Methane-Nitrogen Generated in the Glow Discharge

TÖRÖKOVÁ, L. HORVÁTH, G. WATSON, J. MASON, N.J. KRČMA, F. ZAHORAN, M., MATEJČÍK, Š.

Original Title

Analysis of the Products of the Reaction Methane-Nitrogen Generated in the Glow Discharge

English Title

Analysis of the Products of the Reaction Methane-Nitrogen Generated in the Glow Discharge

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

The complex chemistry revealed in planetary atmospheres leading to the synthesis of bigger molecules is providing new insights into our understanding of how life on Earth developed. In our experiments Titan's atmosphere is simulated in a glow-discharge formed from a mixture of CH4-N2 gas. Samples of the discharge gas were analyzed by GC-MS and FTIR. The major products identified in the GC-MS spectra were: ethane, ethene, acetylene, hydrogen cyanide and acetonitrile. These molecules can be precursors for other more complicated molecular structures, even some amino acids.

English abstract

The complex chemistry revealed in planetary atmospheres leading to the synthesis of bigger molecules is providing new insights into our understanding of how life on Earth developed. In our experiments Titan's atmosphere is simulated in a glow-discharge formed from a mixture of CH4-N2 gas. Samples of the discharge gas were analyzed by GC-MS and FTIR. The major products identified in the GC-MS spectra were: ethane, ethene, acetylene, hydrogen cyanide and acetonitrile. These molecules can be precursors for other more complicated molecular structures, even some amino acids.

Keywords

Titan atmosphere, gliding arc, nitrogen-methane mixture, GC-MS, FTIR

RIV year

2012

Released

22.01.2012

Location

Grenoble

ISBN

978-3-902719-52-2

Book

Proceedings of 18 Symposium on Atomic, Cluster and Surface Physics 2012

Pages from

248

Pages to

251

Pages count

4

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT93401,
  author="Lucie {Töröková} and František {Krčma}",
  title="Analysis of the Products of the Reaction Methane-Nitrogen Generated in the Glow Discharge",
  annote="The complex chemistry revealed in planetary atmospheres leading to the synthesis of bigger molecules is providing new insights into our understanding of how life on Earth developed. In our experiments Titan's atmosphere is simulated in a glow-discharge formed from a mixture of CH4-N2 gas. Samples of the discharge gas were analyzed by GC-MS and FTIR. The major products identified in the GC-MS spectra were: ethane, ethene, acetylene, hydrogen cyanide and acetonitrile. These molecules can be precursors for other more complicated molecular structures, even some amino acids.",
  booktitle="Proceedings of 18 Symposium on Atomic, Cluster and Surface Physics 2012",
  chapter="93401",
  howpublished="print",
  year="2012",
  month="january",
  pages="248--251",
  type="conference paper"
}