Accession Number:

ADA231275

Title:

Theoretical Investigation Leading to Energy Storage in Atomic and Molecular Systems

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Aug 1986-31 Oct 1989,

Corporate Author:

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES RESEARCH CENTER EAST HARTFORD CT

Report Date:

1990-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

120.0

Abstract:

A theoretical research investigation of light element species, that may have potential for use as advanced propellants or as energy sources in a chemical propulsion system has been undertaken. Included in this research program were detailed quantum mechanical studies of the electronic structure of such species, an analysis of their chemical and thermodynamic stability and suggestions of possible synthesis routes for their formation and subsequent stabilization. The molecular species that were examined in detail were chosen from those screened to have a predicted theoretical maximum specific impulse in excess of that available from conventional chemical systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE