Accession Number : AD0695684

Title :   RESEARCH ON METASTABLE SPECIES IN ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR BEAMS PRODUCED BY CHARGE TRANSFER, TASKS I, II AND III.

Descriptive Note : Final research rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Peterson,J. R. ; Black,G.

Report Date : 15 MAY 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The report covers three tasks. In Task I, beam methods have been developed to study details of energy transfer processes of metastable excited atoms and molecules in collisions with ground state species. In task II, flowing afterglow techniques and pulsed photolysis methods involving optical detection of photolysis fragments have been used to study exothermic energy transfer reactions in excited atmospheric gases. Task III was a shorter, more specific task concerned with optical measurements of the radiation from clouds of barium after their release, or generation, at high altitudes. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MOLECULAR BEAMS, EXCITATION), (*UPPER ATMOSPHERE, EXCITATION), ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, ATMOSPHERE ENTRY, MOLECULAR ENERGY LEVELS, ATOMIC ENERGY LEVELS, BARIUM, STRONTIUM, AIRGLOW, PHOTOLYSIS

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE