Accession Number : AD0258226

Title :   DIFFUSION FROM A SLIGHTLY IONIZED REGION IN A UNIFORM FLOW

Corporate Author : MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK INST FOR FLUID DYNAMICS AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS

Personal Author(s) : PIPKIN,A.C.

Report Date : APR 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A neutral gas is considered in steady onedimensional motion, passing through a zone in which ionization takes place at a small given rate. The diffusion of the ions from the place where they are formed is investigated, with particular attention for the upstream diffusion. The neutral atom stream is regarded as a uniform background in which the ion diffusion takes place. Of great importance is the determination of the electric iel which results from the diffusion of the ions and strongly influences their motion. The application of the results to the case where a shock is present is discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DIFFUSION, *ELECTRONS, *GAS IONIZATION, *IONS, *SHOCK WAVES, ELECTRIC FIELDS, FLUID MECHANICS, GAS FLOW

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE