Vol. 2, issue 12, article # 6

pdf Larin V. F., Rumyantsev S. A. Numerical simulation on the formation of ozone and nitrogen oxides at the pulsed microwave discharge in air. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 1989. V. 2. No. 12. P. 1089-1094.
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We have investigated theoretically plasmochemical evolution of products of a pulsed microwave discharge in the atmosphere altitudes ranging from 30 to 60km. It is shown that the discharge induces an intense dissociation of molecules. The number of oxygen and nitrogen atoms produced have been found. The major products of chemical evolution at the postdischarge stage are nitrogen oxides and ozone in a concentration ratio of 10-2. The most critical factor affecting the ratio is the gas temperature. As the temperature is increased the concentration of nitrogen oxides is also found to increase while that of ozone tends to decrease.


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