Accession Number:

AD0285033

Title:

A CRITERION FOR ASSESSING METHODS OF PRODUCING NON-EQUILIBRIUM IONIZATION

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PARSONS (C A) AND CO LTD NEWCASTLE-ON-TYNE (ENGLAND)

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Report Date:

1962-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The ratio, n, of the energy required to produce one more ion-electron pair in a gas at a given temperature by a non-equilibrium method to that required by thermal ionization forms the basis for assessment of the non-equilibrium method. The proposed criterion is that n is less than or equals 1. The case of photoionization of caesium-helium mixtures is considered as an example of the method. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE