Accession Number : ADA130429

Title :   O-Atom Yields from Microwave Discharges in N2O/Ar Mixtures.

Descriptive Note : Physical sciences research papers,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA

Personal Author(s) : Piper,L G ; Rawlins,W T ; Armstrong,R A

PDF Url : ADA130429

Report Date : 01 Feb 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : We have studied the products of Ar/N20 microwave discharges to determine their fitness as sources of atomic oxygen in discharge-flow reactors. For N20 feed rates below 10-20 micromol s-1, the discharge converts about 75 percent of the N20 to atomic oxygen, and in addition, produces small quantities of atomic nitrogen, generally less than 10 percent of the 0-atom product. At higher N20 feed rates the 0-atom production efficiency decreases, and some nitric oxide accompanies the 0-atoms out of the discharge.

Descriptors :   *PREPARATION, *ATOMIC PROPERTIES, *OXYGEN, *MICROWAVES, NITROGEN OXIDES, ARGON, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, EXCITATION, MOLECULES, ELECTRONIC STATES, EMISSION, METASTABLE STATE

Subject Categories : Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE