Accession Number : ADA138250

Title :   Spectroscopy and Kinetics of Lead Oxide Chemiluminescence.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Ritchey,C M

PDF Url : ADA138250

Report Date : 12 Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 123

Abstract : Chemiluminescence from lead oxide has been observed from the reaction between lead (Pb) vapor and 02(1 delta). The spectrum obtained from this emission has been compared to that obtained from the chemiluminescence observed during the reaction between Pb and ground state 02(3 sigma). A significant enhancement of the A and B states over the a state was noted. Spectral analysis has led to the assignment of 225 transitions from the a, b, A, B, C, C', D and E excited states to the ground state. A simple kinetic analysis was performed for the two reactions in which a plot of the logarithm of the intensity of a spectral band vs 1/T K was prepared. From the slope of the straight lines produced, the activation energies of the two reactions were calculated.

Descriptors :   *Lead oxides, *Chemiluminescence, *Spectroscopy, *Reaction kinetics, Chemical reactions, Emission spectra, Spectrum analysis, Electronic states, Intensity, Band spectra, Activation energy, Pressure, Temperature, Test methods, Flames, Test equipment, Theses

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE