Accession Number : AD0616855

Title :   ION-NEUTRAL COLLISIONS IN AFTERGLOW,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS SAN DIEGO CALIF GENERAL ATOMIC DIV

Personal Author(s) : Fite,W. L. ; Rutherford,J. A. ; Snow,W. R. ; van Lint,V. A. J.

Report Date : 23 JAN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : In order to study collisions between ions and neutral particles at thermal energies, a series of experiments have been carried out which utilize high-speed massspectrometric monitoring of the afterglows in gases produced by (1) radio-frequency discharges and (2) 20Mev electron pulses. Ion-clustering, charge-transfer, and ion-exchange processes have been observed in atmospheric gas mixtures. From the ion histories in the afterglows, approximate values of the pertinent reaction rates are deduced. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GAS DISCHARGES, PLASMAS(PHYSICS)), (*PLASMAS(PHYSICS), GAS DISCHARGES), GASES, MIXTURES, EXCITATION, RADIOFREQUENCY PULSES, CHEMICAL REACTIONS, IONS, LUMINESCENCE, MASS SPECTROSCOPY, GAS IONIZATION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE