Accession Number : AD0282246

Title :   CARBON MONOXIDE TIME STANDARD.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 26 Apr 60-31 Dec 61,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL CO INC MALDEN MASS

Report Date : APR 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : It is desired to extend the precision and accuracy of molecular beam frequency standardization by increasing the transition frequency to the region of 100 kmc. The major objective is to increase the frequency stability of the molecular beam time standard by one order of magnitude. Emphasis was placed on the construction of an experimental molecular beam tube and detector-ionizer to detect the presence of a C12O16 molecular beam and on a study of the rotational states of carbon monoxide to determine parameters required for subsequent phases. A stabilized source of excitation radiation of frequency 115 kmc has been constructed and tested. Output power from this source should be sufficient to drive the molecular beam. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TIME), (*FREQUENCY, (*STANDARDS), EXTREMELY HIGH FREQUENCY, CARBON COMPOUNDS, MONOXIDES, MOLECULAR BEAMS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE