Accession Number:

AD0266521

Title:

A SURVEY OF CHEMILUMINESCENT REACTIONS IMPORTANT FOR MISSILE TRAILS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GEOPHYSICS CORP OF AMERICA BOSTON MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The delineation of the known and unknown quantities involved in the phenomenon of chemiluminescence with regard to missile trails is discussed. The compilation reveals the following facts 1 No theory or theories exist to unify the data 2 Reported mechanisms are, for most cases, still in the postulatory stage 3 In reported incidents of chemiluminescence, the spectral ranges covered are greatly limited by experimental apparatus 4 In reports of atomic flames, the data obtained have relatively large uncertainties and 5 The range of pressure and temperature within which the experiments have been performed were extremely limited. The only reaction that has been sufficiently investigated to serve as a basis for theoretical study is O NO equals NO2 hv, Milton, E. R. V. and Dunford, H. B., J. Chem. Phys. 3451, 1961. O NO M equals NO2 M, Frankenburger, W., Atomic and Free Radical Reactions, N. Y., Reinhold Publ. Co., N. Y., 1954, p. 594. Author

Subject Categories:

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE