Accession Number : AD0716800

Title :   Spin-Exchange Scattering.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Dec 63-30 Nov 69,

Corporate Author : NEW YORK UNIV N Y

Personal Author(s) : Glassgold,A. E.

Report Date : 30 NOV 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : During the first six years of this contract, the research program became progressively broader. The original thrust of the research was directed toward the quantum mechanical description of spin-exchange scattering and its role in understanding the forces between paramagnetic atoms. This naturally led to the study of other atomic collision problems, for example electron-hydrogen scattering, and to consideration of collections of atoms in the gaseous state. From there it was natural to also study collisions in the plasma state and applications to astrophysics. Finally, in light of possibly the most important recent discovery in astrophysics, the pulsars, the latest research carried out under this program has dealt with the theory of neutron stars. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PLASMA MEDIUM, ASTROPHYSICS), (*MOLECULAR BEAMS, INTERACTIONS), HYDROGEN, IONIZATION, STARS, ION BEAMS, ELASTIC SCATTERING

Subject Categories : Astrophysics
      Physical Chemistry
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE