Accession Number : AD0751140

Title :   Association, Switching, and Rearrangement for Positively Charged Cluster Ions in the Upper Atmosphere. II. Application at 80 km,

Corporate Author : BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Heimerl,Joseph M. ; Vanderhoff,John A. ; Puckett,Lawrence J. ; Keller,George E. ; Niles,Franklin E.

Report Date : AUG 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : A path between NO(+) and H(+)(H2O)2 is proposed that may be fast enough to satisfy ionospheric requirements at 80 km. The path consists of six steps. The cluster ion NO(+)(N2) is formed. N2 is replaced by CO2, CO2 is replaced by H2O; NO(+)(H2O) is presumed to undergo an ion-atom Interchange reaction with either OH or HO2 or both to form H(+)(H2O); The cluster ion H(+)(H2O)(N2) is formed; and N2 is replaced by H2O to form H(+)(H2O)2. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*IONOSPHERE, *NITROGEN OXIDES), (*WATER VAPOR, IONOSPHERE), IONS, PROTONS, HYDRATES, REACTION KINETICS, GAS IONIZATION, CONCENTRATION(CHEMISTRY)

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE