Accession Number:

AD0617386

Title:

STUDY OF COLLISION PROCESSES IN GASEOUS PLASMAS.

Descriptive Note:

Semi-annual technical rept. no. 4.

Corporate Author:

MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS PLASMA PHYSICS LAB

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Report Date:

1965-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

A summary is given of results with respect to the ambipolar diffusion coefficient of He and He2 as obtained from mass spectrometer measurements. The studies related to the time dependence of the intensity of spectral lines and bands strongly indicated that the light emitted during the plasma decay period is not due to two-body recombination processes but is caused by processes involving three particles. Modifications are indicated which are necessary in the SLEAMA II system in order to obtain a stronger ion signal. Recent results of mass spectrometric studies of diatomic molecular ions are summarized, as is progress in the satisfactory construction of the Mobility-Mass Identification Tube.

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE