Accession Number : AD0622756

Title :   SURFACE-CATALYZED EXCITATIONS IN THE OXYGEN SYSTEM,

Corporate Author : RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INST TROY N Y DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Mannella,Gene ; Harteck,Paul

Report Date : 21 NOV 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A luminosity is produced over Ni maintained at approximately 20C in a stream of O atoms. Spectroscopic investigation shows the strongly forbidden b 1&o(+) X 3&o(-) atmospheric system and A 3&u(+) - X 3&o(-) Herzberg system of the O2 molecule plus four strong heads of the (0, 0) band of the OH A 2&(+) - X 2II interaction. Certain spectral features in the region of the (0, 0) atmospheric band could not be resolved for positive identification but are suggested to be the vibrationalrotational bands of OH. The Herzberg and atmospheric bands appear to be primary products of the surface catalysis while the OH molecule can be either a surface product or the result of chemical reactions of certain excited species present. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OXYGEN, EXCITATION), (*LUMINESCENCE, CATALYSIS), ATOMIC ENERGY LEVELS, CATALYSTS, NICKEL, SURFACES, ELECTRON TRANSITIONS, BAND SPECTRA

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE