Accession Number : AD0717610

Title :   Formation Cross Section of H2(+) in the Reaction of Fast Protons and Methane.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Mitchell,John Thomas , Jr

Report Date : SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : The cross section for the formation of H2(+) in the reaction H(+) + CH4 yields H2(+) + CH3 was measured at scattering angles of 43 to 49.5 deg and incident proton energies of 70, 100 and 150 eV. For 150 eV the cross section showed no peak as a function of scattering angle. For 70 and 100 eV a pronounced peak was observed around a scattering angle of 46 deg. The angular position of the peak, the magnitude and the energy dependence of the cross section were in accordance with the classical theory of ion-molecule rearrangement collisions proposed by Bates, Cook and Smith. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*METHANE, *PROTON BOMBARDMENT), SCATTERING, INTERACTIONS, IONS, POLYATOMIC MOLECULES, EXCHANGE REACTIONS, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, SPECTROPHOTOMETERS, THESES

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE