Electrodeless Discharge of Isopropyl Alcohol

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Gases at satisfactory pressures fluoresce in the presence of radio frequency radiation (6). Such fluorescent gases have been used to probe fields of radio frequency oscillation and their emission spectra have been recorded and studied. Ions with multiple charges also exist in these gases, (6). In 1941 Oliver (12) observed the fluorescence of an isobutane- isobutene gaseous mix flowing to a pump through a glass tube which was wrapped by a spiral antenna of a sevenmegacycle transmitter. A white deposit was noticed at a bend in the tubing on the pump side of the fluorescing section of the gas (12, ... continued below

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Bryant, Franklin Delano August 1965.

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Gases at satisfactory pressures fluoresce in the presence of radio frequency radiation (6). Such fluorescent gases have been used to probe fields of radio frequency oscillation and their emission spectra have been recorded and studied. Ions with multiple charges also exist in these gases, (6). In 1941 Oliver (12) observed the fluorescence of an isobutane- isobutene gaseous mix flowing to a pump through a glass tube which was wrapped by a spiral antenna of a sevenmegacycle transmitter. A white deposit was noticed at a bend in the tubing on the pump side of the fluorescing section of the gas (12, p. 8). In 1957 Blacknall (3) studied the fluorescence and reaction products of propylene in the antenna region of sevenmega- cycle radiation, The oscillator employed by Blacknall was an ARC-5/T-22 military surplus transmitter of range 7.00 to 9.10 megacycles, which he operated at 7.00 megacycles. Blacknall observed a drop in pressure and the formation of a brown deposit in the region of the coil. Blacknall did not report an analysis of this product. In 1959 Armstrong (1) repeated Blacknall's experiments and modified Blacknall's apparatus into an improved design. He also performed an analysis on Blacknall's product. Blacknall used a vertical open-end mercurial manometer with which to measure pressure in his system and as a result introduced mercury vapor into his system. Armstrong tried to minimize the amount of mercury introduced by covering his manometric mercury with a layer of octyl sebacate, "octoil". Armstrong used a spiral-would antenna wrapped around his reaction vessel and reported the formation of spiral brown rings coincident with the copper wire of the antenna. There was a white product deposited in a spiral interlaced with the spiral of dark brown material. No definite identification was reported by Armstrong other than reporting, his solid material as isotactic polypropylene. Other work on electrodeless discharge of organic chemicals has been done in 1960 by Durward Smith and William Smith (13), in 1961 by Jimmie McCarty (10), and in 1963-64 by David Flinn (4).

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Bryant, Franklin Delano. Electrodeless Discharge of Isopropyl Alcohol, thesis, August 1965; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc663022/: accessed June 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .