Accession Number:

ADA141185

Title:

Ionic Reactions in the Earth's Upper Atmosphere.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 May 83-30 Apr 84,

Corporate Author:

OKLAHOMA UNIV NORMAN DEPT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Measurements made on the selected-ion flow-tube at the Air Force Geophysics Laboratory on the temperature dependence of several ion-molecule reaction rate coefficients. The N CO and C NO systems were studied over a range of 9 - 450 K. Measurements were also made on C O2, CO O2, and CO2 O2 over the range 90 - 450 K. Comparison with available earlier results showed agreement within experimental uncertainty. A flowing afterglow apparatus was developed at Oklahoma for the study of ion interactions. Positive-ionnegative ion recombination was studied in this apparatus. Preliminary work was carried out for the Cl2 Cl system and photographic documentation is used to determine the strength of the recombination process. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE