The influence of different factors on the plasma chemical
reactions is widely studied today. However, insufficient consideration is
given to the research of paramagnetic phenomena
which takes place in plasma systems. The
results of modeling the process of redistribution carbon isotopes between
different phases while oxidizing it in high-frequency low-temperature plasma in
an external magnetic field are shown in the article. The equilibrium concentrations
of components involved in the oxidation process in a plasma system are defined. A principle possibility
of isotope-selective plasma chemical reactions in a magnetic field was experimentally
determined. The increase of concentration of 13C in the gas phase up to 1.3 times relative to natural abundance was
obtained. It was found that the content of the carbon heavy isotope in the gas phase
depends on the magnetic field action area. The best results were achieved with the
combination of magnetic field impact area and the priority area of the appearance of plasma chemical reactions products.
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