Accession Number : AD0285033

Title :   A CRITERION FOR ASSESSING METHODS OF PRODUCING NON-EQUILIBRIUM IONIZATION

Corporate Author : PARSONS (C A) AND CO LTD NEWCASTLE-ON-TYNE (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : MAITLAND,A.

Report Date : AUG 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The ratio, n, of the energy required to produce one more ion-electron pair in a gas at a given temperature by a non-equilibrium method to that required by thermal ionization forms the basis for assessment of the non-equilibrium method. The proposed criterion is that n is less than or equals 1. The case of photoionization of caesium-helium mixtures is considered as an example of the method. (Author)

Descriptors :   *GAS IONIZATION, *MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS, *PLASMAS(PHYSICS), *POWER, CESIUM, POTASSIUM

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE