Accession Number : AD0603509

Title :   INVESTIGATION OF CHEMICAL KINETICS OF ATMOSPHERIC DEIONIZATION.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA MISSILE AND SPACE DIV

Personal Author(s) : Bortner,M. H. ; Povard,V. D.

Report Date : MAR 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 83

Abstract : The chemical kinetics which control the decay of electron density following a nuclear burst are discussed and values are suggested for the rate constants of all reactions of importance in the overall process. An analysis of the chemical kinetics of the normal atmosphere at 100 km is given and those of various nitrogen-containing species at 70 km are analyzed showing the probable importance of N2O. The results to date on the program for the determination of the rate constant of the dissociative recombination of NO(+) are given. The results of the theoretical calculation of the rate constants of the O(+)+O(-)and N(+)+O(-)ion-ion recombination reactions are reviewed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERES, ELECTRON DENSITY), (*ELECTRON DENSITY, ATMOSPHERES), REACTION KINETICS, IONIZATION, IONS, DISSOCIATION, RECOMBINATION REACTIONS, NITROGEN, OXYGEN, GEOPHYSICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE