Studies of Atmospheric Processes
Semi-annual technical rept. no. 2
WAYNE STATE UNIV DETROIT MI RESEARCH INST FOR ENGINEERING SCIENCES
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The research described in this report is aimed at characterizing the non-equilibrium flow and coupled chemistry associated with the interaction of rocket exhaust effluents in the upper atmosphere. Infrared chemiluminescence emitted from the reaction between 0 and C2H4 has been quantitatively measured under lean conditions. The ratio of the rate coefficients for the reactions CHO O to CO OH and CHO O2 to CO HO2 was found. The rate coefficient for the reaction CH2O 0 to CHO OH was also determined. A compilation of all available cross section information is included herein for use in highly rarefied plume calculations. The molecular beam measurements on the interaction potential between O atoms and plume species is described.
- Atmospheric Physics
- Physical Chemistry