Excitation energy transfer model for Ne-CO2 and Ne-N-2 mixtures

Sahin Ö.

JOURNAL OF INSTRUMENTATION, vol.16, no.3, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1088/1748-0221/16/03/p03026
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Compendex, Index Islamicus, INSPEC
  • Keywords: Gaseous detectors, Ionization and excitation processes, Charge transport and multiplication in gas, Detector modelling and simulations II (electric fields, charge transport, multiplication and induction, pulse formation, electron emission, etc), IONIZATION, GASES
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


The excited states of neon are capable of ionizing the CO2 and N-2 molecules through Penning energy transfer mechanisms. Probability of such additional ionizations can be calculated from the measured gas gain fits. In the present work, Penning ionization processes for Ne-CO2 and Ne-N-2 mixtures have been investigated with a newly developed model. The decreases in the transfer rates observed at high molecular gas concentrations indicate the existence of a remarkably interesting transfer mechanism for the excited neon atoms.