Accession Number:

AD0751327

Title:

Ionic Composition of Gas Discharges.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jul 71-1 Jul 72,

Corporate Author:

MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

The ionic composition of plasmas produced in helium-hydrogen, neon-hydrogen and helium-hydrogen-xenon mixtures was determined for various hydrogen and xenon concentration and for total gas pressures varying from 1 to 10 Torr. For gas pressures larger than about 2 Torr the H3 ion was the dominant ion for all binary mixtures studied. In the triple mixture the XeH ion was the major ion for pressures larger than about 4 Torr. The ratio of the electric field strength and the gas pressure in the positive column of a dc discharge was measured in helium-hydorgen and helium-hydrogen-xenon mixtures by means of a new method. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE