Accession Number:

ADA025762

Title:

The Clustering of O2 and He to Li(+)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

The clustering of oxygen and helium to positive lithium ions has been studied using a drift tube-mass spectrometer at 319K. For oxygen clustering, the rate coefficients for cluster ion formation and collisional dissociation were measured as a function of EN. For clustering to helium, only an equilibrium constant was determined. The relative importance of the clustering of several atmospheric gases to positive lithium ions in the ionosphere is discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics
  • Inorganic Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE