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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Analytical Chemistry
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics