Accession Number : AD0610869

Title :   MEASUREMENT OF ATMOSPHERIC ION REACTIONS.

Descriptive Note : Annual technical summary rept. for 1 Aug 63-31 Jul 64,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS SAN DIEGO CALIF GENERAL ATOMIC DIV

Personal Author(s) : Stebbings,R. F. ; Fineman,M. A. ; McGowan,J. W. ; Turner,B. R. ; VAN Lint,V. A. J.

Report Date : 25 JAN 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 207

Abstract : Charge transfer and charged rearrangement collision cross sections were measured at energies down to 2 eV with identification of product ions and some state selection of primary ions. Electric impact studies of molecular oxygen with high resolution provided new important information on the ionization process, while investigations of negative ions in afterglows of atmospheric gases demonstrated the comparative lack of understanding in this important aspect of atmospheric deionization. The following reactions were studied by the ionization afterglow technique: ionic recombination in O2; thermalization diffusion and electron-ion dissociative recombination in N2; attachment in gases containing NO2; attachment and electron-ion dissociative recombination in gases containing NO. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, GAS IONIZATION), (*GAS IONIZATION, ATMOSPHERES), (*ATMOSPHERES, GAS IONIZATION), ION BEAMS, MOLECULAR BEAMS, ELECTRON BEAMS, NITROGEN, OXYGEN, DEUTERIUM, GLOW DISCHARGES, MASS SPECTROSCOPY, MICROWAVES, DISSOCIATION, RECOMBINATION REACTIONS

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