Accession Number : ADA136648

Title :   Experimental Studies in Molecular Fragmentation: Processes, Energetics and Diagnostics.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. no. 1, 1 Jan-31 Dec 83,

Corporate Author : SMITHSONIAN ASTROPHYSICAL OBSERVATORY CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s) : Kohl,J L

PDF Url : ADA136648

Report Date : Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Experiments leading toward measurements of the photodestruction of nitromethane have been initiated. Photodissociation of H2 has been observed and preliminary experiments on the photodetachment and photodissociation of CH have been carried out. The absorption spectrum of nitromethane in the wavelength range 350 to 190 nm has been measured with 0.001 nm resolution. A feasibility study of induced fluorescence experiments to determine the spectra of polyatomic free radicals has been carried out. An improved detector system has been installed in the apparatus and performance tests are underway.

Descriptors :   *Nitromethane, *Photodissociation, *Spectrum analysis, Laser induced fluorescence, Fragmentation, Hydrogen, Free radicals, Polyatomic molecules, Photochemical reactions, Detectors, Absorption spectra, Laboratory procedures

Subject Categories : Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE