Electron Scavenging Research.
Final rept. 1 Jan 75-30 Jun 76,
RICE UNIV HOUSTON TEX DEPT OF CHEMISTRY
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In 1970 we proposed a research project directed towards development of information that might lead to a method of scavenging electrons from hot gases such as jet and rocket engine exhausts. The presence of electrons in such hot gases interferes with communication to the vehicle and it would be desirable to remove them. Such removal would almost certainly have to be accomplished by attachment to molecules or free radicals normally present or introduced into the hot gases. Unfortunately, at the time there was relatively little information concerning electron affinities of molecules and radicals or of the processes leading to the formation of such negative ions. Our project, then, was directed towards the study of such processes with a view to identifying those that would lead to the formation of negative ions in the appropriate energy range and of measuring the electron affinities of various important species.
- Electricity and Magnetism