Accession Number : AD0786026

Title :   Measurement of the Rate of Dissociative Attachment of Electrons to Fluorine in a Flowing Afterglow System.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept. Jan 73-Jan 74,


Personal Author(s) : Sides,Gary D. ; Tiernan,Thomas O.

Report Date : JUL 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 70

Abstract : The dissociative attachment of low energy electrons to fluorine is a potential source of fluorine atoms in electrically initiated hydrogen-fluorine chemical laser systems. The ARL flowing afterglow system was developed to measure the rate of this reaction. Electrons are produced in a microwave discharge and react with fluorine, and the resulting negative ions are sampled through an orifice at the end of a reaction channel. Two other reactions were also studied in the process of developing the experimental technique: the charge transfer reaction between diatomic negative oxygen ion and sulfur hexafluoride and electron attachment to sulfur hexafluoride. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Fluorine, *Electron capture, *Dissociation, Experimental design, Afterglows, Gas ionization, Gas flow, Rates, Charge transfer

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE