Accession Number : AD0741130

Title :   Collisional De-excitation Rates for the First Negative and Second Positive Systems of Nitrogen by Water Vapor.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Kimball,Lynn J.

Report Date : DEC 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : Nitrogen-water vapor mixtures were excited by 1.5 MeV protons from a Van De Graaff generator. Intensity versus pressure data were recorded and plotted for the first negative (B doublet Sigma(u)(+) to X doublet Sigma(g)(+)) transition (3914.4A), and second positive (C triplet Pi(u) to B triplet Pi(g)) transition (3371.3A) in nitrogen. Theoretical equations were derived for the relative intensity as a function of pressure. Using these equations in conjunction with experimental data, the reaction rates were determined. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NITROGEN, *ELECTRON TRANSITIONS), (*WATER VAPOR, INTERACTIONS), PROTON BOMBARDMENT, EXCITATION, GAS IONIZATION, REACTION KINETICS, DIFFERENTIAL CROSS SECTIONS, THESES, MIXTURES

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE