Further observations on the spatial emission properties of a microwave-induced plasma in argon

Jaroslav P. Matousek*, Brian J. Orr, Mark Selby

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

In a previous work, the authors postulated that the loss of analyte atoms from the plasma might result after initial ionization of analyte atoms (soon after their entry into the plasma) by subsequent drift of these ions in the inhomogeneous microwave field surrounding the discharge. Now, further experimental evidence has been found to support the authors hypothesis. The fact that an element as volatile as Hg is affected points to strong interaction of the accelerated analyte ions with the walls of the silica discharge tube used to contain the plasma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)573-576
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Spectroscopy
Volume43
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1989
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Further observations on the spatial emission properties of a microwave-induced plasma in argon'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this