Accession Number:

AD0362715

Title:

ELECTRON ACCEPTORS AS ELECTRON SCAVENGERS IN THE IONOSPHERE

Descriptive Note:

Technical publication Dec 1964-Apr 1965

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE TEST STATION CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

It is proposed that molecules with high electron affinity, such as carbonyl cyanide and tetracyanoethylene, should be discharged into the ionosphere. Electron capture will produce radical anions and other chemical products of the acceptors hence the electrical properties of the area will be altered drastically, There will be a temporary effect on radio-wave propagation and reflection. Classes of electron accepting chemicals are proposed. The results of the scavenging experiments of Project Firefly and briefly discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE