Report on Electronic and Ionic Reactions in Atmospheric Gases
GULF RADIATION TECHNOLOGY SAN DIEGO CA
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The effect of addition on internal energy to the ion or neutral reactant in an ion-neutral process has been investigated. Changes in the cross section for certain processes are reported and a change in the state of excitation of the final product can in some cases be postulated. The reactions between O N2, N N2, N O2, N2 O2, and N2 O were considered. Where the cross section was found to increase with addition of internal energy to either the ion or the neutral, an approach to near resonance was, in some cases, found to have occurred. In such cases one or the other of the product particles may be produced in an exicted state. When the internal energy change is small compared to the energy defect for the reaction, little or no change in the cross section was observed.
- Atmospheric Physics
- Physical Chemistry