Accession Number : AD0262740

Title :   RECOMBINATION AND ATTACHMENT PROCESSES IN A REGION OF NON-UNIFORM DENSITY AT IONOSPHERIC ALTITUDES

Corporate Author : NEW MEXICO UNIV ALBUQUERQUE ENGINEERING EXPERIMENT STATION

Personal Author(s) : SWAIN,GEORGE R.

Report Date : MAY 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The loss rate of electrons by recombination and attachment in a region of non-uniform density is examined. It is assumed that the over-all distribution of particles in space with time is known. It is found that the effects of dissociative, ionic, and radiative recombination, electron attachment, and collisional detachment may be approximately represented by a single effective recombination coefficient. (Author)

Descriptors :   *RECOMBINATION REACTIONS, DENSITY, DISSOCIATION, ELECTRONS, GAS IONIZATION, IONOSPHERE, IONS, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, PARTICLES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE