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Study of total ionization by {alpha} particles, in pure gases and gaseous mixtures containing metastable atoms, as a function of temperature; Etude de l'ionisation totale par les paricules {alpha}, dans les gaz purs et les melanges gazeux contenant des atomes metastables, en fonction de la temperature

Abstract

Experiments have been carried out on the total ionization by alpha particles, in pure gases and gaseous mixtures containing metastable atoms, as a function of temperature. Using a different experimental method, the results for the mean ionization energy at 300 K given by Jesse in 1953 have been confirmed to within 1 per cent. It is established that in pure gases the mean energy W required to form a pair of ions remains constant as the temperature varies from 77 to 300 K. It is shown that there is a temperature effect for W in binary gas mixtures of the type A-B containing meta-stable atoms A{sup *} and an 'impurity' B. A systematic study is made of the change {delta}W in W as a function of the temperature and of the B 'impurity' concentration in the mixtures Ne - Ar, Ne - Kr, Ne - H{sub 2}, Ne - N{sub 2}, Ne - CH{sub 4} and He - Ar. Experiments have been carried out on a ternary gas mixture of the type A - B - C, where C is a second ionizable 'impurity' added to the binary mixture A - B; they show the existence of excited atoms B{sup  More>>
Authors:
Bristeau, P [1] 
  1. Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique, Saclay (France). Centre d'Etudes Nucleaires
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 1969
Product Type:
Thesis/Dissertation
Report Number:
CEA-R-3695
Resource Relation:
Other Information: TH: These; 30 refs; PBD: 1969
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; ALPHA PARTICLES; IONIZATION; IONIZATION CHAMBERS; IONIZATION POTENTIAL; IONIZED GASES; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE
OSTI ID:
20547194
Research Organizations:
CEA Saclay, 91 - Gif-sur-Yvette (France); Paris-Univ. Faculte des Sciences, 75 (France)
Country of Origin:
France
Language:
French
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: FR04R3695002801
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
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Size:
[108] pages
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Bristeau, P. Study of total ionization by {alpha} particles, in pure gases and gaseous mixtures containing metastable atoms, as a function of temperature; Etude de l'ionisation totale par les paricules {alpha}, dans les gaz purs et les melanges gazeux contenant des atomes metastables, en fonction de la temperature. France: N. p., 1969. Web.
Bristeau, P. Study of total ionization by {alpha} particles, in pure gases and gaseous mixtures containing metastable atoms, as a function of temperature; Etude de l'ionisation totale par les paricules {alpha}, dans les gaz purs et les melanges gazeux contenant des atomes metastables, en fonction de la temperature. France.
Bristeau, P. 1969. "Study of total ionization by {alpha} particles, in pure gases and gaseous mixtures containing metastable atoms, as a function of temperature; Etude de l'ionisation totale par les paricules {alpha}, dans les gaz purs et les melanges gazeux contenant des atomes metastables, en fonction de la temperature." France.
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title = {Study of total ionization by {alpha} particles, in pure gases and gaseous mixtures containing metastable atoms, as a function of temperature; Etude de l'ionisation totale par les paricules {alpha}, dans les gaz purs et les melanges gazeux contenant des atomes metastables, en fonction de la temperature}
author = {Bristeau, P}
abstractNote = {Experiments have been carried out on the total ionization by alpha particles, in pure gases and gaseous mixtures containing metastable atoms, as a function of temperature. Using a different experimental method, the results for the mean ionization energy at 300 K given by Jesse in 1953 have been confirmed to within 1 per cent. It is established that in pure gases the mean energy W required to form a pair of ions remains constant as the temperature varies from 77 to 300 K. It is shown that there is a temperature effect for W in binary gas mixtures of the type A-B containing meta-stable atoms A{sup *} and an 'impurity' B. A systematic study is made of the change {delta}W in W as a function of the temperature and of the B 'impurity' concentration in the mixtures Ne - Ar, Ne - Kr, Ne - H{sub 2}, Ne - N{sub 2}, Ne - CH{sub 4} and He - Ar. Experiments have been carried out on a ternary gas mixture of the type A - B - C, where C is a second ionizable 'impurity' added to the binary mixture A - B; they show the existence of excited atoms B{sup *} formed from the 'impurity' B. Finally, it is shown that the amount of metastable atoms formed in a pure gas must be very close to the number N{sub 0} of ion pairs, and that there must exist a correlation between the number N{sub 0} of ion pairs and the number {approx_equal} N{sub 0} of metastable atoms created in the pure rare gases. (author) [French] On realise des experiences sur l'ionisation totale par les particules alpha, dans les gaz purs et les melanges gazeux contenant des atomes metastables, en fonction de la temperature. Avec une methode experimentale differente, on retrouve a mieux que 1 pour cent pres les valeurs de l'energie moyenne d'ionisation que JESSE a obtenues en 1953 et a 300 K. On etablit que dans les gaz purs, l'energie moyenne W pour creer une paire d'ions demeure constante, quand la temperature varie entre 77 et 300 K. On met en evidence un effet de temperature sur W, dans les melanges gazeux binaires du type A - B contenant des atomes metastables A{sup *} et une 'impurete' B. On etudie systematiquement la variation {delta}W de W en fonction de la temperature et de la concentration de 'l'impurete' B dans les melanges Ne - Ar, Ne - Kr, Ne - H{sub 2}, Ne - N{sub 2}, Ne - CH{sub 4} et He - Ar. On realise des experiences sur un melange gazeux ternaire du type A - B - C, ou C est une deuxieme 'impurete' ionisable que l'on ajoute au melange binaire A - B, demontrant l'existence d'atomes excites B{sup *} de 'l'impurete' B. Enfin, on montre que la quantite d'atomes metastables formes dans un gaz pur, doit etre tres proche du nombre N{sub 0} de paires d'ions et qu'il doit y avoir correlation entre lenombre N{sub 0} de paires d'ions et le nombre {approx_equal} N{sub 0} d'atomes metastables crees dans les gaz rares purs. (auteur)}
place = {France}
year = {1969}
month = {Jul}
}