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Study of Microwave Gas Discharge
Final rept. on Phase 2
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PALO ALTO CA MICROWAVE LAB
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A satisfactory correlation was obtained between measurements of the concentration of atomic hydrogen in partially dissociated hydrogen by electron paramagnetic resonance EPR and recombination calorimetric methods. Experimental evidence shows that electrons and excited atoms or molecules with a life time of .01 sec or more may be readily pumped from a hydrogen discharge containing water vapor. Further work will be required to obtain accurate quantitative values of the electron density and collision frequency for a microwave discharge in hydrogen in the power and pressure ranges of interest for atomic hydrogen production.
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