Accession Number : AD0787524

Title :   Chemistry of Metastable States of Atoms and Diatomic Molecules.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jul 71-30 Sep 74,

Corporate Author : KANSAS STATE UNIV MANHATTAN DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Setser,D. W.

Report Date : 30 SEP 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The chemistry of the first excited, metastable, state of He, Ar, Xe, N2 and CO has been studied by the flowing afterglow technique. Concentrations of reactants and products were monitored by absorption and emission spectroscopy. The total quenching cross sections for these excited states have been rather fully characterized for a variety of reagent molecules. Product channels also have been identified for some reactions. The experimental techniques have been developed and standardized to the extent that additional measurements can be made with relative ease by other laboratories. This report presents summaries of papers and research. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Metastable state, *Argon, *Xenon, *Carbon monoxide, *Nitrogen, *Energy transfer, Cross sections, Abstracts, Quenching(Inhibition), Diatomic molecules, Atoms, Particle collisions, Scientific research, Excitation, Helium, Electronic states

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE