Accession Number:

AD0750659

Title:

Direct Transition Features in Stripping Collisions of Heavy Neutral Atoms and Ions.

Descriptive Note:

Topical research rept.,

Corporate Author:

CORNELL UNIV ITHACA N Y LAB OF PLASMA STUDIES

Report Date:

1971-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

Previously published experimental data on single-electrons tripping for over 100 different neutral-neutral and almost 100 ion-neutral collision pairs are compared with Firsovs statistical ionization model. Reasonable agreement is found for a number of reactions, in particular for collisions between some rare gas atoms. However, marked disagreement exists for many other collisions. From a model assuming a single-step transition of the ionized electron from the bound state into the continuum, a scaling law is developed semi-empirically which is found able to reduce a large majority of these published data to within a factor 2 of a general cross section curve. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE