Accession Number:

AD0293484

Title:

MASS SPECTROMETER INVESTIGATION OF ELECTRON IMPACT PROCESSES AT PRESSURES TO 1 MM HG

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WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP PITTSBURGH PA

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Report Date:

1962-09-24

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A mass spectrometer for the study of secondary reactions involving ions, excited species and molecules is described. The instrument was checked with the Hornbeck-Molnar process for He2 formation in He, O3 and O4 formation in O2 and N3 and N4 formation in N2. Source pressures to about 1 mm Hg are used. The electron beam is controlled by the retarding potential difference technique for reducing the effective width in energy of the electron distribution. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE