Accession Number:

AD0728767

Title:

Excitation of Oxygen Atoms by Electrons,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ACADEMY ANNAPOLIS MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-05-18

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

An electron beam suitable for excitation function measurement could not be produced by electronic breakdown of the oxygen gas. Adequate electronic breakdown of the gas a continuous glow rather than a spark type discharge occured only at pressures above 50 microns. It was not possible to obtain a continuous or glow discharge at pressures below 50 microns. The limitation to pressures above 50 microns prevented formation of a beam from the available electrons because of the short electron mean free path at these pressures. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE