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Atomic Hydrogen Stabilization by High Magnetic Fields and Low Temperatures

Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 18)

Abstract

The recombination of free radicals provides very high enthalpies. The most interesting of the free radicals for high-energy applications is atomic hydrogen. Compared to other radicals the hydrogen recombination needs no activation energy. Thus, hydrogen atoms recombine in three-body collisions very quickly even at zero temperature. Quantum theory shows only one possibility of preventing this recombination. This is by spin alignment of all the magnetic moments of the electrons in a large outer magnetic field. To estimate the magnitude of the magnetic fields, one must calculate the magnetization of the paramagnetic atomic hydrogen.

Keywords

Atomic Hydrogen Electron Spin Resonance High Magnetic Field Cold Wall High Enthalpy 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Hess
    • 1
  1. 1.DFVLR Institut für Energiewandlung und Elektrische AntriebeStuttgartGermany

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