Accession Number : ADA184457

Title :   Nitrogen Energy Transfer Study.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 10 Sep 84-31 Dec 86,

Corporate Author : SYSTEMS RESEARCH LABS INC DAYTON OH RESEARCH APPLICATIONS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Grosjean,D F

PDF Url : ADA184457

Report Date : Aug 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 88

Abstract : The use of Nitrogen as an energy transfer medium between an electrical discharge and a target molecule was investigated experimentally. Efforts were concentrated primarily upon the attainment of a high density of N2 metastable molecules in a flowing afterglow arrangement. Excitation techniques utilized were microwave surface-wave discharges and dielectric-barrier discharges at pressures of 3 - 760 Torr in N2 and Argon Nitrogen mixtures. Although the radiative lifetime of Nitrogen(Active state) is long, the effective lifetime is at high pressures was found to be much too short for use in a flowing system.

Descriptors :   *NITROGEN, *AFTERGLOWS, *ELECTRIC DISCHARGES, ENERGY TRANSFER, METASTABLE STATE, ELECTROCHEMISTRY, EXCITATION, DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES, LASER INDUCED FLUORESCENCE, DYE LASERS, ELECTRONIC STATES, CROSS SECTIONS, ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSES, ELECTRODES, OZONATION

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE