Accession Number : AD0376174

Title :   AN INVESTIGATION OF HIGH ENERGY STORAGE CONCEPTS.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 17 Jan-17 Jul 66,

Corporate Author : MHD RESEARCH INC NEWPORT BEACH CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Kratzer,Reinhold H. ; Paciorek,Kay L.

Report Date : AUG 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 124

Abstract : Normal octacosane was subjected to the action of a glow discharge in helium, helium-oxygen, and helium-water atmospheres. Three samples obtained from the reactions performed in the presence of oxygen showed increased energy content (17% above the heat of combustion of pure n-octacosane); all other samples had heats of combustion equal to or lower than that of the starting material. In addition to combustion calorimetry, the products were analyzed by infrared, ultraviolet, and EPR spectroscopy. Some samples were subjected to elemental analysis and found to contain other, unidentified elements in addition to carbon and hydrogen. The H:C ratios were in all cases lower than the ratio of these two elements in the starting material. The glow discharge reaction and the warm-up process were closely monitored by pressure measurements, mass spectroscopy, and analysis of the by-products. The occurrence of unconventional processes involving oxygen, argon, and possibly novel types of hydrocarbon material can be deduced from the experimental results. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HYDROCARBONS, *STORAGE), FREE RADICALS, DEPOSITION (U) ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES, PLASMA MEDIUM, MASS SPECTROSCOPY, ULTRAVIOLET SPECTROSCOPY, GLOW DISCHARGES, HELIUM, OXYGEN, WATER, COMBUSTION, CALORIMETRY, INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY, PARAMAGNETIC RESONANCE, ARGON, ALIPHATIC COMPOUNDS, GLASS, METALS, GAS ANALYSIS, VACUUM APPARATUS, SATURABLE REACTORS, PRESSURE, SUBSTRATES

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE