Accession Number : AD0734065

Title :   Investigation of the Interactions of Ions and Neutral Atoms and Molecules.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Jan 70-14 Jun 71,

Corporate Author : WAYNE STATE UNIV DETROIT MICH RESEARCH INST FOR ENGINEERING SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Rol,Pieter K. ; Wendell,Kenneth L.

Report Date : AUG 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The report reviews some of the earlier results on the reactions of Na with K with atmospheric ions. Improved sensitivity of the merging beams machine made it possible to distinguish between reactions with ground state and excited state reactants. The bond strength of NaO(+) was found. The rate constant for the reaction Mg + O2(+) to MgO + O and for Al + O2(+) to AlO(+) + O was found. The reactions of Mg with NO(+), N2(+) and CO are also discussed. The exothermic reactions proceed via a stripping mechanism, the endothermic reactions via a rebound mechanism. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ALKALI METALS, *ION BOMBARDMENT), (*MAGNESIUM, ION BOMBARDMENT), ATOMS, SODIUM, POTASSIUM, OXIDES, CHEMICAL REACTIONS, REACTION KINETICS, GAS IONIZATION, ALUMINUM

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE