Comparison of calculated and measured optical emission intensities in a direct current argon-copper glow discharge

Annemie Bogaerts, Zoltan Donko, Kinga Kutasi, Gregor Bano, Nuno Pinhao, Mario Pinheiro

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Based on a collisional-radiative model for argon atoms and copper atoms and (Cu+) ions, which was developed as a part of a comprehensive simulation network, optical emission intensities have been calculated for argon and copper lines in a direct current argon glow discharge with copper cathode. Comparison with experimental data has been made, both with respect to the optical emission spectra and to some selected emission lines as a function of axial position. From this study, information can be obtained about the importance of various plasma processes, like electron, fast ion and fast atom impact excitation, and reabsorption of resonant radiation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1465-1479
Number of pages15
JournalSpectrochimica acta, Part B: Atomic spectroscopy
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2000


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Instrumentation
  • Spectroscopy

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