Accession Number : ADA113667

Title :   Laser-Induced Reactions of Nitrogen Fluorides with Nitrogen Oxides.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL AL RESEARCH DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Merritt,J A ; McDonald,J K ; Kalasinsky,V F

PDF Url : ADA113667

Report Date : Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : Some laser-induced reactions of tetrafluorohydrazine, nitrogentrifluoride with nitric oxide, nitrous oxide, nitrogen dioxide or nitrosyl chloride have been studied. Absorption in the nitrogen fluorides of infrared radiation from a continuous wave carbon dioxide laser initiated a number of reactions. In all cases, the major product was FNO, and when nitrous oxide or nitrogen dioxide were used, FNO2 was also produced. The quantities of the products depended upon laser power and sample pressures. The laser-induced reactions probably proceed through a nonequilibrium thermal process rather than a true multiphoton dissociation, but certain pieces of the data are not totally consistent with this interpretation. A decomposition reaction was induced in CINO through laser absorption by a combination band. Possible mechanisms for the various reactions and the implications of pursuing studies of laser induced chemical processes are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Chemical reactions, *Nitrogen compounds, *Nitrogen oxides, *Continuous wave lasers, *Chemical compounds, *Fluorides, *Infrared lasers, *Carbon dioxide lasers, *Oxygen compounds, Nitric acid, Infrared radiation, Absorption, Pressure, Dissociation, Nitrous oxide, Nitrogen, Infrared spectra, Reaction kinetics, Reactants(Chemistry), Molecular energy levels, Molecular vibration, Vibrational spectra, Spectra, Molecules, Diatomic molecules, Excitation

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE