Accession Number:

ADA019521

Title:

Mass Spectrometric Studies.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

SYSTEMS RESEARCH LABS INC DAYTON OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

223.0

Abstract:

Mass-spectrometric investigations of diverse areas ranging from the basic understanding of elementary physical-chemical processes to analyses of trace elements in the environment are outlined. Basic thermodynamics and chemical kinetics of ion-neutral phenomena relevant to the solution of problems of immediate importance to the U.S. Air Force are emphasized. Particular emphasis is placed on electron-affinity determinations of small gaseous species of importance as electron scavengers in the atmosphere, and electronic excitation in ion-neutral collision processes of direct application to the understanding and prediction of new laser systems. Sophisticated analytical techniques to quantify trace contaminants such as dioxin in Herbicide Orange and other impurities in solid, liquid, and gaseous environmental samples are outlined. These include sample work-up, column preparation, and gas-chromatographic mass-spectrometric analysis. Techniques for quantitative adsorption and desorption of noxious gases on selectively prepared columns are described. Methods of computer interfacing with mass spectrometers for data acquisition are outlined. These include techniques for treating data from both chemical-physical and analytical investigations.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE