Accession Number : AD0874928

Title :   A Stationary Field Method for Investigating Disassociation Processes in Liquid and Solid Bodies.

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH

Personal Author(s) : Eigen, M. ; DeMaeyer, L.

Report Date : 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : Using powerful electric fields, it is possible to reduce ion concentration in very thin layers of slightly disassociated media to a point where the saturation current thus created gives a direct measure of the disassociation velocity. Following a detailed discussion of the theoretical considerations, several measurement methods and a particular experimental arrangement are described. An application to measure disassociation velocity of water molecules and proton mobility and concentration in very pure ice is discussed. The first (preliminary) results lead to the assumption of a very high proton mobility in H-bridges. The disassociation velocity of the H2O molecules in the ice lattice was found to be smaller by several orders of magnitude than in water. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DISSOCIATION), (*ICE, DIFFUSION, MOBILITY, IONS, WATER, ELECTRIC FIELDS, WEST GERMANY.

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE