Accession Number : AD0693164

Title :   FUNDAMENTAL PROCESSESS IN GASEOUS REACTIONS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : PRINCETON UNIV N J DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Hornig,Donald F. ; Leroi,George E.

Report Date : AUG 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Fundamental processes in gas phase reactions (primarily decomposition and recombination reactions of simple diatomic and triatomic molecules) were studied using shock wave techniques. The investigation of energy transfer processes covered more areas: laser chemistry and vacuum ultraviolet spectroscopy. A vacuum UV monochromator was designed and constructed in the laboratory, and a quadrupole mass spectrometer added later for use in studying pre-ionization and fragmentation of molecules which had absorbed high energy light. Laser photochemistry was shown to be an interesting and powerful technique for exciting molecules, and several two-photon absorptions leading to chemical reactions were demonstrated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GASES, *RECOMBINATION REACTIONS), (*LASERS, *PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS), ULTRAVIOLET SPECTROSCOPY, SHOCK WAVES, DIATOMIC MOLECULES, IONIZATION, PHOTOLYSIS

Subject Categories : Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry
      Lasers and Masers
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE