Accession Number:

ADA175727

Title:

Atomic Collisions and Plasma Physics.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jul 83-30 Jun 86,

Corporate Author:

PITTSBURGH UNIV PA DEPT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-08-31

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

Experimental studies have been carried out of ion molecule reactions and of electron ion recombination of interest for modelling the normal and disturbed regions of the earths upper atmosphere. Drift tube and microwave afterglow techniques were employed for these studies. Rates have been determined for the oxidation reactions of zirconium ions, and theoretical models for the temperature dependence of three body diatomic iondiatomic gas have been developed. The electron temperature dependence of the recombination of NO and NO ions has been measured over a wide range of electron temperatures. Keywords Ion molecule reactions Electron ion recombination Zirconium ions Three body association Nitric oxide ions.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE