Ionic Reactions in the Earth's Upper Atmosphere.
Final rept. 1 May 83-30 Apr 84,
OKLAHOMA UNIV NORMAN DEPT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
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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
- Atmospheric Physics