Accession Number : AD0691272
Title : MEASUREMENT OF NO(+)Cs CHARGE EXCHANGE CROSS SECTIONS.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Sep 67-31 Mar 69,
Corporate Author : UNITED AIRCRAFT CORP EAST HARTFORD CONN RESEARCH LABS
Personal Author(s) : Churchill,Thomas L. ; Bullis,Robert H.
Report Date : 30 JUN 1969
Pagination or Media Count : 55
Abstract : The charge-exchange cross section was measured for the NO(+) + Cs reaction over a relative energy range of 0.65 to 8.3 eV in a 90 deg crossed-beam experiment. In these measurements an electroformed collision chamber was employed to eliminate the usual uncertainties associated with the determination of the energy of charged particle beams at low energies. In addition, it was found that the appearance of vibrational excitation in the NO(+) ground state ion significantly increases the probability for charge exchange with cesium at a fixed relative energy. (Author)
Descriptors : (*IONOSPHERE, *CESIUM), (*NITROGEN OXIDES, *EXCHANGE REACTIONS), (*MOLECULAR BEAMS, NITROGEN OXIDES), IONS, INTERACTIONS, GAS IONIZATION, MASS SPECTROSCOPY, ION BOMBARDMENT
Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE