Publication detail

Plasma discharge in a methane nitrogen gas mixture

TÖRÖKOVÁ, L. WATSON, J. KRČMA, F. MASON, N.J. MATEJČÍK, Š.

Original Title

Plasma discharge in a methane nitrogen gas mixture

English Title

Plasma discharge in a methane nitrogen gas mixture

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

The formation of products produced in plasma discharge fed by a N2-CH4 gas mixture has been studied using a Gas Chromatography with Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS). Acetylene, hydrogen cyanide, and acetonitrile were found to be the major products of such a discharge. Minor products detected were: ethane, ethene, cyanogens, propene, propane, propyne, propadiene, butenyene, butadiene, butadiyne, 2-propenenitrile, 2-propennitril, benzene, and toluene. Many of these compounds have either been seen or are predicted to be in Titan's atmosphere. These molecules could be precursors of more complex molecular structures that ultimately lead to the formation of tholins.

English abstract

The formation of products produced in plasma discharge fed by a N2-CH4 gas mixture has been studied using a Gas Chromatography with Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS). Acetylene, hydrogen cyanide, and acetonitrile were found to be the major products of such a discharge. Minor products detected were: ethane, ethene, cyanogens, propene, propane, propyne, propadiene, butenyene, butadiene, butadiyne, 2-propenenitrile, 2-propennitril, benzene, and toluene. Many of these compounds have either been seen or are predicted to be in Titan's atmosphere. These molecules could be precursors of more complex molecular structures that ultimately lead to the formation of tholins.

Keywords

nitrogen-methane mixture, gliding arc, Titan atmosphere

RIV year

2012

Released

15.10.2012

Location

Brno

ISBN

978-80-210-5979-5

Book

Potential and Applications of Surface Nanotreatment of Polymers and Glass - Book of Abstracts

Pages from

109

Pages to

110

Pages count

2

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT96891,
  author="Lucie {Töröková} and František {Krčma}",
  title="Plasma discharge in a methane nitrogen gas mixture",
  annote="The formation of products produced in plasma discharge fed by a N2-CH4 gas mixture has been studied using a Gas Chromatography with Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS). Acetylene, hydrogen cyanide, and acetonitrile were found to be the major products of such a discharge. Minor products detected were: ethane, ethene, cyanogens, propene, propane, propyne, propadiene, butenyene, butadiene, butadiyne, 2-propenenitrile, 2-propennitril, benzene, and toluene. Many of these compounds have either been seen or are predicted to be in Titan's atmosphere. These molecules could be precursors of more complex molecular structures that ultimately lead to the formation of tholins.",
  booktitle="Potential and Applications of Surface Nanotreatment of Polymers and Glass - Book of Abstracts",
  chapter="96891",
  howpublished="print",
  year="2012",
  month="october",
  pages="109--110",
  type="conference paper"
}