Accession Number : AD0723316

Title :   Influence of Collision Cross-Sections for Electrons, Atoms and Molecules on Rocket Exhausts and Metastable Propellants.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Mar 66-31 Mar 71,

Corporate Author : UNITED AIRCRAFT CORP EAST HARTFORD CONN RESEARCH LABS

Personal Author(s) : Michels,H. Harvey

Report Date : MAR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The research discussed was directed toward the analysis of collisional processes involving electrons, ions, and neutral particles. Collisional processes have long been recognized as being of substantial interest as basic physical processes and in a number of engineering applications, particularly in the fields of propulsion and power generation. Experimental data currently available at thermal energies is limited and difficulties are frequently encountered in making exact measurements. Therefore, a theoretical approach to predict kinetic cross-sections is desirable. Research was performed in the areas of elastic scattering, inelastic scattering and atomic collisions. A chronological list is provided of the 11 publications and 25 verbal presentations resulting from the program. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*EXHAUST GASES, SCATTERING), MOLECULES, ATOMS, ELECTRONS, IONS, DIFFERENTIAL CROSS SECTIONS, ROCKET PROPELLANTS

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE