Accession Number : AD0483745

Title :   CATALYZED ENHANCEMENT OF CHEMI-IONIZATION IN ATOMIC N AND O MIXTURES.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : VIRGINIA UNIV CHARLOTTESVILLE

Personal Author(s) : Fontijn, Arthur ; Vree, Pieter H.

Report Date : MAY 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : It has been found that halocarbon and hydrocarbon molecules can catalytically enhance ionization levels in atomic N-O afterglows. It is shown that this phenomenon can be attributed to an increase in the concentration of excited N2 and/or NO molecules. It is possible that similar enhancement phenomena can increase the ionization level of re-entry wakes. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GAS IONIZATION, REACTION KINETICS), (*CATALYSIS, MIXTURES), IONIZATION, MOLECULES, EXCITATION, RECOMBINATION REACTIONS, WAKE, PLASMA SHEATHS, ATMOSPHERE ENTRY, IONIZATION TRAILS, CONCENTRATION(CHEMISTRY), OPTIMIZATION, IONS, NITROGEN, OXYGEN, HYDROCARBONS, HALOGENATED HYDROCARBONS, FLUORINE COMPOUNDS, FUEL ADDITIVES, GASEOUS ROCKET PROPELLANTS.

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE