A calculation of the vibrational temperature of nitrogen and of the gas temperature in an electric discharge in air
Abstract
An approximate analytical solution is presented for a system of kinetic equations describing changes in the vibrational energy of nitrogen molecules and in the gas temperature in a glow discharge in air. The solution obtained for the gas temperature range 290500 K agrees to within 1 percent with the results of a numerical solution to the initial system of equations. The approximate equations proposed can be used in designing electricdischarge devices.
 Publication:

Inzhenerno Fizicheskii Zhurnal
 Pub Date:
 May 1984
 Bibcode:
 1984InFiZ..46..808G
 Keywords:

 Electric Discharges;
 Gas Temperature;
 Molecular Oscillations;
 Nitrogen;
 Air Flow;
 Differential Equations;
 Glow Discharges;
 Kinetic Equations;
 Lasers and Masers