Accession Number:

ADA190243

Title:

Electron Production, Electron Attachment and Charge Recombination Process in High Pressure Gas Discharges.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Oct 86-30 Sep 87,

Corporate Author:

SAN DIEGO STATE UNIV CA DEPT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

A mass spectrometer system has been purchased by this grant. The purchased equipment were used to construct an apparatus as shown in Fig. 1. This apparatus includes a quadrupole mass analyzer, ion detectors, high vacuum pump system, a vacuum chamber, electronics and power supplies, as well as optical multichannel analyzer and excimer laser. This apparatus is being used to analyze the positive and negative ions produced in electrical discharges. The transient chemical species in electrical discharges such as radicals and excited ions are also being investigated using this apparatus. The information obtained from this research are useful for the understanding of discharge mechanisms. Keywords Electron production, Electron attachment, Charge recombination.

Subject Categories:

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE