Collision integrals and high temperature transport properties for NN, OO, and NO
Abstract
Accurate collision integrals are reported for the interactions of N(4 S 0) + N(4 S 0), O(3 P), and N(4 S 0) + O(3 P). These are computed from a semiclassical formulation of the scattering using the best available representations of all of the potential energy curves needed to describe the collisions. Experimental RKR curves and other accurate measured data are used where available; the results of accurate ab initio electronic structure calculations are used to determine the remaining potential curves. The highlying states are found to give the largest contributions to the collision cross sections. The nine collision integrals, needed to determine transport properties to second order, are tabulated for translational temperatures in the range 250 K to 100,000 K. These results are intended to reduce the uncertainty in future predictions of the transport properties of nonequilibrium air, particularly at high temperatures. The viscosity, thermal conductivity, diffusion coefficient, and thermal diffusion factor for a gas composed of nitrogen and oxygen atoms in thermal equilibrium are calculated. It was found that the second order contribution to the transport properties is small. Graphs of these transport properties for various mixture ratios are presented for temperatures in the range 5000 to 15000 K.
 Publication:

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 Pub Date:
 November 1989
 Bibcode:
 1989ciht.rept.....L
 Keywords:

 Atomic Collisions;
 Collision Parameters;
 Gas Mixtures;
 High Temperature Air;
 Integral Equations;
 Nitrogen Atoms;
 Oxygen Atoms;
 Scattering;
 Transport Properties;
 Aeroassist;
 Aerobraking;
 Atomic Interactions;
 Particle Collisions;
 Potential Energy;
 Thermal Conductivity;
 Thermal Diffusion;
 Thermodynamic Equilibrium;
 Viscosity;
 Atomic and Molecular Physics