Accession Number : AD0779692

Title :   Chemical Kinetics and Molecular Physics Pertinent to Proposed Mercury Dimer Lasers.

Descriptive Note : Special Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : AERODYNE RESEARCH INC BURLINGTON MASS

Personal Author(s) : Kolb,Charles E.

Report Date : FEB 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : Since the dimeric mercury molecule has several bound-excited electronic states, but a largely dissociative molecular ground state, It has been proposed as a molecular system for laser development. This note reviews much of the literature pertinent to the Hg2 system. Some of the topics reviewed include (1) band systems and potential energy curves, (2) chemical kinetics of dimer formation, (3) production of excited Hg atomic states, and (4) 4850A-band laser considerations. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Mercury, Fluorescence, Lasers, Dimers, Diatomic molecules, Reviews, Reaction kinetics, Molecular energy levels, Excitation, Electron transitions, Atomic energy levels

Subject Categories : Polymer Chemistry
      Lasers and Masers
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE