Accession Number:

ADA200699

Title:

Theoretical Studies of Atomic and Molecular Processes Important in Space Experiments

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Apr 1987-31 Mar 1988

Corporate Author:

QUEEN'S UNIV BELFAST (NORTHERN IRELAND) DEPT OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS AND THEORETICAL PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

Calculations have been carried out on the photoionization of OII 4S0, 2D0, and 2P0 and on the photoionization of NI 4S0, 2D0, and 2P0. An explanation has been advanced for the enhanced abundance of heavy ozone in the stratosphere. A published proposal for resolving the apparent ozone deficiency in the region above the 95 km level has been examined and shown to be unsatisfactory. A method has been devised whereby the low density limit to the rate coefficient for the termolecular association of ions and polar molecules may be found from measurements on the rate coefficient even outside the region where third order kinetics prevail. The theory of radiative association when the stabilization is brought about by an electronic transition has been developed. Photoionization of Sulfur, Oxygen, Deuterium, Heavy ozone, Phosphorous, Termolecular, Radiative association, Ozone layer, Atmosphere.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE