Accession Number : AD0615562

Title :   IONS PRODUCED IN CHEMICALLY REACTING SYSTEMS.

Descriptive Note : Final scientific rept.,

Corporate Author : LOUVAIN UNIV (BELGIUM)

Personal Author(s) : van Tiggelen,A. ; de Jaegere,S. ; Lowet,L.

Report Date : MAY 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : A method for flash conductimetry in gases is described in this report. Its use in the study of chemi-ionization reactions is briefly discussed. Details are given of the apparatus used in the work reported here. Preliminary results on the conductivity observed during the explosion of a mixture of C2H2, O2 and NO2 are reported. An analysis of the conductivity-time curves obtained shows that there is a paralellism between rate of ion-formation and radical concentration (data from the literature) during the course of the explosion. A temporary conclusion of this work confirms the idea that in one flame several radical reactions may be at the origin of chemi-ionization. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FLAMES, GAS IONIZATION), (*PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS, GAS IONIZATION), (*GAS IONIZATION, TEST METHODS), FLASH LAMPS, DISCHARGE TUBES, ALIPHATIC COMPOUNDS, OXYGEN, NITROGEN COMPOUNDS, OXIDES, EXPLOSIONS, ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY, IONS, FREE RADICALS, BELGIUM

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE