Accession Number:

AD0274615

Title:

STABLE DENSE COLD PLASMA

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UNIFIED SCIENCE ASSOCIATES INC PASADENA CALIF

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Report Date:

1962-02-19

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Gaseous solutions have been prepared using gaseous ammonia as the solvent an metallic sodium as the solute. Continuing progress has been made in increasing the lifetime of these solutions from a few seconds to 52 minutes by improvements in techniques of preparing solutions in a state of high purity. Electrical conductivities of the liquid solutions were measured inductively from room temperature to 160 C. The resistivities of the liquid solutions of sodium and ammonia drop as the temperature is increased. Minima in resistivities are found at 80-100 C, where the resistivities of concentrated liquid solutions are below 200 micro ohm cm. The functional dependence of the resistivities at temperatures above 100 C in the liquid state has not been established. Temperatures were raised almost to the critical points of some of the solutions before rupture of the containers occurred. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE