HIGH ENERGY MOLECULAR BEAMS
Final rept. 1 Mar 1964-31 Aug 1967
PRINCETON UNIV NJ
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A description of research on producing high energy molecular beams is given. Results of previously published work are summarized for the development of techniques for generating neutral beams in the 1 to 10 eV range using gas dynamic acceleration of heavy species by light carrier gases in nozzle flows from which molecular beams are extracted. Measurements of heavy species velocities, velocity distributions and intensities in the molecular beams formed are discussed in relation to theoretical predictions. Studies of the gas dynamics of free jets of pure gases and mixtures used as molecular beam sources are reported. A brief assessment of applications to research on atomic and molecular collision processes is included.
- Physical Chemistry