Accession Number : ADA131210

Title :   The Kinetics of Water Ion Cluster Decomposition Processes.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Sep 81-31 Aug 82,


Personal Author(s) : Stace,Anthony J

PDF Url : ADA131210

Report Date : 20 Jul 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : A combined molecular beam-mass spectrometer system has been used to detect the presence of stable ion clusters. It has been found that relative metastable peak intensities provide the best indication of stability, and this is supported by results from the study of water and argon ion clusters. Some preliminary results on an experimental and theoretical study of doubly charged water clusters are also presented and discussed. In particular, it is suggested that the water molecules in these clusters are in a highly ordered state.

Descriptors :   *Atmospheric chemistry, *Ionization, *Kinetics, Water chemistry, Argon, Ions, Clustering, Molecular beams, Charge density, Metastable state

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE