Accession Number : ADA115378

Title :   The Use of Holography to Investigate Complex Photochemical Reactions.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : IBM RESEARCH LAB SAN JOSE CA

Personal Author(s) : Burland,D M ; Brauchle,Chr

PDF Url : ADA115378

Report Date : 13 Oct 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : The growth of a hologram can be used to follow the temporal course of a photochemical reaction. In this paper the application of this technique to reactions involving more than one photochemical step is considered. A theoretical framework is developed by which the hologram growth curves can be predicted provided one knows the appropriate kinetic equations. Three different kinetic schemes are explicitly considered; a one-step reaction, two parallel reactions, and a two-step consecutive reaction scheme. The calculations are compared with experimental results obtained for the reaction of benzophenone in polymethylmethacrylate. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Photochemical reactions, *Holography, *Growth(General), *Polymethyl methacrylate, Benzophenones, Reaction kinetics, Computations, Equations, Predictions, Curves(Geometry), Holograms, Experimental data

Subject Categories : Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry
      Plastics
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE