Accession Number:

AD0256950

Title:

EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF THE INFLUENCE OF THE MEAN ELECTRON ENERGY ON THE COMPOSITION OF THE N2 SPECTRUM IN THE LABORATORY AND THE AURORAS

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OBSERVATOIRE DE PARIS (FRANCE)

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Report Date:

1961-12-01

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1.0

Abstract:

An extensive study was made of the relations which exist between the spectral composition of the emission and the electrical characteristics in a partially ionized plasma. The first gases studied were pure molecular nitrogen and nitrogen mixed with neon. Measurements were made of the change of the apparent temperature of vibrationAS A FUNCTION OF PRESSURE, AND THE POTENTIAL DROP IN THE POSITIVE COLUMN. Also obtained were some preliminary data concerning the changing ratios of the intensities in the first and second positive systems of N2 as a function of the average electron energy. The experimental results seem to confirm the interpretation given in a preceding paper on the origin of the intensity changes of the above systems in the spectrum of polar auroras. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE