Accession Number : AD0435980


Title :   THEORETICAL CALCULATION OF CROSS-SECTIONS OF IMPORTANCE TO ATMOSPHERIC DEIONIZATION,


Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA MISSILE AND SPACE DIV


Personal Author(s) : Baulknight,C W ; Bortner,M H


Report Date : Jan 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 48


Abstract : Ion-ion recombination reactions play a major role in atmospheric deionization. However, there are little or no data available on the rate constants for reactions of interest of this type. A program was, therefore, carried out to obtain orderof-magnitude values for rate constants for certain of these reactions. The technique used for these calculations was a curve-crossing technique similar to that used by Magee, but with certain modifications. It essentially involved the calculation of the Hamiltonian for the process, the use of this Hamiltonian in the calculation of the probabilities of transition at the curve-crossing points and the use of the probabilities in the calculation of the cross-sections and rate constants. The report also includes a discussion of methods which have been reported in the literature for calculations on the dissociative recombination type of reaction. (Author)


Descriptors :   RECOMBINATION REACTIONS , GAS IONIZATION , DISSOCIATION , NITROGEN , OXYGEN , PROBABILITY , UPPER ATMOSPHERE , GEOPHYSICS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE