Accession Number : AD0860519

Title :   A Simple Model for the High Energy Reaction of O(+) Ions with N2.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : GENERAL RESEARCH CORP SANTA BARBARA CA

Personal Author(s) : O'Malley, T. F.

Report Date : JUL 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : A rough semi-empirical model is presented for the reaction O(+) + N2 yields NO(+) + N as it has been found to occur for either vibrationally excited nitrogen or high-energy O(+) ions. The model is based on an assumed crossing of potential energy surfaces. It finds the rapid energy dependence of the reaction rate on both vibrational state and on kinetic energy in the Franck-Condon overlap integral. This integral is constructed by parameterizing initial and final potential energy surfaces in their dependence on the N-N coordinate only, in such a way as to reproduce the experimental dependence on both vibrational and translational energy. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MOLECULES, REACTION KINETICS), (*IONS, RECOMBINATION REACTIONS), DIATOMIC MOLECULES, ELECTRONS, VIBRATION, TEMPERATURE, POTENTIAL ENERGY, NITROGEN, ATMOSPHERES, OXYGEN, POLYATOMIC MOLECULES, DISSOCIATION, KINETIC ENERGY, NUCLEAR MOMENTS, SCATTERING, DIPOLE MOMENTS, HARMONIC GENERATORS, WAVE FUNCTIONS, ROTATION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, CURVE FITTING.

Subject Categories : Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE