Accession Number : AD0619252

Title :   AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF THE DEIONIZATION OF NO(+).

Descriptive Note : Scientific rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Bortner,Marlyn H.

Report Date : APR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : An experimental study of the deionization of NO(+) was carried out. The ion were formed by a Penning effect collision between metastable argon atoms and NO molecules. The process was efficient. The deionization process was a combination of the dissociative recombination NO(+) + e yields N + O and the mutual neutralization NO(+) + NO2(-) yields NO + NO2, the NO2(-) being formed by a three-step process -- Penning dissociation of NO, 3-body formation of NO2 from O and NO, and 3-body attachment to NO2. If all the deionization were due to the NO(+) + e reaction the rate constant found would be 2 x 10 to the -7 =.5 power. Reasonable assumptions allow a crude estimate of the NO(+) + NO2(-) rate constant of 2 x 10 to the -8 =1 power. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERES, RECOMBINATION REACTIONS), (*NITROGEN COMPOUNDS, RECOMBINATION REACTIONS), (*RECOMBINATION REACTIONS, IONS), OXIDES, DIATOMIC MOLECULES, DISSOCIATION, NITROGEN, OXYGEN, REACTION KINETICS, ELECTRONS, DENSITY, ATOMIC ENERGY LEVELS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE