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35th AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference
We present a series of measurements of the temporal evolution of electron density in high pressure, room temperature pulsed e-beam generated molecular plasmas. We show that vibrational excitation, to T vib of order 2,000 -3000 K, results in nearly complete mitigation of direct O 2 attachment, which is the principal free electron loss process under equilibrium conditions. Spatially and temporally resolved temperature measurements, performed using spectrally filtered pure rotational Ramandoi:10.2514/6.2004-2257 fatcat:qa2aen3w4ra3hfbe6kk5txvdpm