Electron-temperature, density and gas-temperature measurements in an argon afterglow

Electron-temperature, density and gas-temperature measurements in an argon afterglow

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Microwave and spectroscopic methods of monitoring the time-varying density and temperature of the electrons, as well as the temperature of the neutral background gas, have been applied to an argon afterglow. Electron-ion recombination coefficients were extracted from the decay rate over the electron-density range 1013–1011cm−3, concerning which little information had previously been reported.


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