Accession Number:

ADA002668

Title:

Kinetics and Mechanism in the Oxidation of Metal Vapors

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Feb 73-Jul 74

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA RE-ENTRY SYSTEMS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

In an effort to understand the kinetics and mechanisms of gas-phase metal oxidation reactions, experiments were continued in an apparatus which uses RF heating and laser radiation for the production of the metal vapor and time- of-flight mass spectrometry for product identification and quantitative measurements of reactants and products. Measurements were continued on the oxidation of thorium and uranium by molecular and atomic oxygen, as well as N2O and rate constants were measured.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE