Accession Number : AD0374329

Title :   ULTRA-HIGH-ENERGY STORAGE.

Descriptive Note : Annual summary rept. 18 Dec 63-7 Dec 65,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE ROCKET PROPULSION LAB EDWARDS AFB CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Orme ,Gordon R. ; Hawes,Alexander S.

Report Date : MAY 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 70

Abstract : Various hydrocarbon materials have been subjected to an electrical discharge. The gases employed in the discharge were He, a hydrocarbon (either ceresin wax or acetylene) and the residual air in the reactor. When a cryogenic electrode is placed in the discharge, a polymeric material collects on this electrode. Heats of combustion were determined for the starting materials and the reaction products. All reaction products of acetylene had a lower heat of combustion than pure material. Most samples of ceresin wax had a lower heat of combustion than normal, but some samples had a heat of combustion two to three times that of the normal reaction product. Samples of starting material and reaction product were subjected to infrared and ultraviolet absorption spectra, X-ray diffraction analysis, differential thermal analysis and mass spectral analysis as well as conventional calorimetry. Some correlation was noted between the mass spectral and differential thermal analysis data and the occurrence of energy-enhanced samples. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ROCKET PROPELLANTS, ENERGY), (*ENERGY, STORAGE), STABILITY, COMBUSTION, HEAT OF REACTION, SPECIFIC IMPULSE (U) HYDROCARBONS, GLOW DISCHARGES, EXCITATION, ANODES(ELECTRON TUBES), DEPOSITION, POLYMERS, ALKYNES, HELIUM, WAXES, INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY, ULTRAVIOLET SPECTROSCOPY, X RAY DIFFRACTION, DIFFERENTIAL THERMAL ANALYSIS, MASS SPECTROSCOPY, MOLECULES

Subject Categories : Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE