Accession Number:

AD0405126

Title:

RESEARCH IN THE CHEMICAL, PHYSICAL, AND METALLURGICAL SCIENCES, TASKS 1, 3, AND 4

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for 25 Dec 1962-25 Mar 1963

Corporate Author:

ROCKETDYNE CANOGA PARK CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

62.0

Abstract:

A feasibility study was made on the use of a membrane electrode for the detection and measurement of pentaborane in air. A number of plastic films were tested, but none were found sufficiently permeable to provide a sensitive and practical sensing device. A method is proposed to convert pentaborane to hydrogen, which may then be sensed with the membrane electrode. Experimental data are presented to demonstrate that this method affords adequate sensitivity and retains all the advantages of the membrane electrode principle. The experimental work is now in progress on the rapid and quantitative con version of pentaborane to hydrogen.

Subject Categories:

  • Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
  • Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE