Accession Number : ADA114191

Title :   Energy Paths in Chemical Reactions.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Oct 77-30 Sep 81,


Personal Author(s) : Pimentel,George C

PDF Url : ADA114191

Report Date : Feb 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : During the period of the grant, three papers were published connected with the chemical pumping of HF and HCl vibrational lasers. These publications laid the groundwork for our recognition of the role of very high J states in the relaxation processes activated by chemical pumping of high v states. In the first of these the results of measurements of vibrational rate constants for two different chemical laser studies and from a chemiluminescence study were critically compared. Agreement was evident among the different studies (two of them conducted in other laboratories) when reasonable corrections were made for energy transfer corrections. Thus this work attracted attention to near-resonant energy transfer. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Chemical lasers, *Chemical reactions, *Energy transfer, *Paths, Measurement, Laser pumping, Activation energy, Resonance, Chemiluminescence, Corrections, Constants, Rates, Relaxation, Molecular vibration

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE