Accession Number:

AD0262954

Title:

Stable Dense Cold Plasma

Descriptive Note:

Semiannual summary rept.

Corporate Author:

UNIFIED SCIENCE ASSOCIATES INC PASADENA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-08-31

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Metallic gaseous solutions with significant lifetimes were synthesized at low temperatures. These plasmas are thermodynamically stable with respect to the ionization process, but unstable with respect to the chemical reaction between metal solute and gaseous solvent. Cold dense gaseous plasmas have been prepared and maintainedAT 137 deg C for 6 minutes and at 149 deg C for 7 minutes. These plasmas, contained in glass capillaries, look like gold-copper wires. Use of a gaseous solvent produces a medium which provides a high dielectric constant and solvation. These effects permit the existence of gaseous sodium at high concentrations in highly ionized states at the relatively low temperatures of 133 to 200 deg C.

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE