Absolute density measurements of ammonia produced via plasma-activated catalysis

P.J.W. Vankan, T. Rutten, S. Mazouffre, J. Helden, van, D.C. Schram, R.A.H. Engeln

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Abstract

Absolute density measurements of ammonia in hydrogen and nitrogen containing plasma have been performed by means of cavity enhanced absorption spectroscopy. From the linear dependence of the ammonia density as function of the pressure in the plasma vessel and the low pressures at which the ammonia is formed, it is concluded that ammonia is mainly produced at the vessel wall. The process in which ammonia is formed is called plasma-activated catalysis, because plasma is used to produce the radicals for the molecule production and the wall, covered with atomic radicals, acts as a catalyst
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJoint Conference ESCAM PIG 16. Sixteenth European Conference on Atomic and Molecular Physics of Ionized Gases. ICRP 5 Fifth International Conference on Reactive Plasma. Conference Proceedings
EditorsN. Sadeghi, H. Sugai
Place of PublicationGrenoble
PublisherUniv. Joseph Fourier
Pages221-222
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Event16th European Conference on Atomic & Molecular Physics of Ionized Gases (ESCAMPIG 16) and Fifth International Conference on Reactive Plasmas (ICRP 5): Joint Conference - Grenoble, France
Duration: 14 Jul 200218 Jul 2002

Conference

Conference16th European Conference on Atomic & Molecular Physics of Ionized Gases (ESCAMPIG 16) and Fifth International Conference on Reactive Plasmas (ICRP 5)
CountryFrance
CityGrenoble
Period14/07/0218/07/02

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