Experimental ion mobility measurements in Xe-CF4 mixtures

Cortez A. F. V. , Kaja M. A. , Escada J., Santos M. A. G. , Veenhof R., Neves P. N. B. , ...More

JOURNAL OF INSTRUMENTATION, vol.13, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


In this paper we present the results of the ion mobility measurements made in gaseous mixtures of xenon with carbon tetrafluoride (Xe-CF4) for pressures ranging from 6 to 10 Torr (8-10.6 mbar) and for low reduced electric fields in the 10 to 25 Td range (2.4-6.1 kV.cm(-1).bar(-1)), at room temperature. The time-of-arrival spectra revealed one or two peaks depending on the gas relative abundances, which were attributed to CF3+ and to Xe-2(+) ions. However, for Xe concentrations above 60%, only one peak remains (Xe-2(+)). The reduced mobilities obtained from the peak centroid of the time-of-arrival spectra are presented for Xe concentrations in the 5%-95% range.