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Determination of the thermal rate coefficient, products, and branching ratios for the reaction of O/+/ /D-2/ with N2Atmosphere Explorer-C satellite measurements are used to determine rate coefficients (RCs) for the following reactions: O(+)(D-2) + N2 yields N2(+) + O (reaction 1), O(+)(D-2) + N2 yields O(+)(S-4) + N2 (reaction 2), and O(+)(D-2) + N2 yields NO(+) + N (reaction 3). Results show the RC for reaction 1 to be 1 (plus 1 or minus 0.5) x 10 to the -10th cu cm per sec, for reaction 2 to be 3 (plus 1 or minus 2) x 10 to the -11th cu cm per sec, and 3 to be less than 5.5 x 10 to the -11th cu cm per sec. It is also found that the reaction of O(+)(D-2) with N2 does not constitute a detectable source of NO(+) ions in the thermosphere.
Document ID
19800042682
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Torr, D. G. (Michigan, University Ann Arbor, Mich., United States)
Torr, M. R. (South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, National Institute for Telecommunications Research, Johannesburg Republic of South Africa, United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
February 1, 1980
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Geophysical Research
Volume: 85
Subject Category
GEOPHYSICS
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSF ATM-78-21768
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS5-24331
Distribution Limits
Public
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