Luminescence of molecular nitrogen in cryogenic plasmas Academic Article uri icon


  • © 2019 Author(s). Great enhancement of molecular nitrogen luminescence in the afterglow of nitrogen-helium gas mixtures was observed at temperatures ≤ 10 K. The effect is explained by the increased efficiency of the recombination of nitrogen atoms and energy transfer from metastable nitrogen molecules and helium atoms to nitrogen molecules in the cold dense helium vapor.

author list (cited authors)

  • Boltnev, R. E., Bykhalo, I. B., Khmelenko, V. V., Krushinskaya, I. N., Lee, D. M., McColgan, P. T., Sheludiakov, S., & Pelmenev, A. A.

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publication date

  • July 2019