Accession Number : AD0771327
Title : Charge Changing Diffusion of Multicharge State Systems.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 May 72-30 Jun 73,
Corporate Author : MISSION RESEARCH CORP SANTA BARBARA CALIF
Personal Author(s) : Kaufman,Alfred M.
Report Date : DEC 1973
Pagination or Media Count : 33
Abstract : It is found that the 'spot size' formed by fast metal atoms released at altitudes above 200 km is dominated at practically all pitch angles by by a charge changing diffusion away from the field line of release. The author has derived a diffusion coefficient for charge changing diffusion of multi-charge state systems of which a metal atom is a particular example. This diffusion coefficient has been applied to predicting the 'spot size'. Good agreement has been obtained between predicted 'spot sizes' and those obtained from Monte Carlo calculations. (Modified author abstract)
Descriptors : *Explosion effects, *Upper atmosphere, *Aluminum, *Diffusion theory, Nuclear explosions, Monte Carlo method, Airburst
Subject Categories : Explosions
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE