Accession Number : ADA189801

Title :   Study of the Energy Transfer Mechanisms between O2(1 Delta) and Iodine Monofluoride.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Johnson, Ray O

PDF Url : ADA189801

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : An important group of substances known as halogens (X2) or interhalogens (XY) consist of atoms or molecules made up of fluorine, chlorine, bromine, or iodine. These species have been found to make good active media in chemical lasers. Currently, iodine monofluoride (IF) is an important lasant candidate. The Air Force is interested in new lasants to support the development of Chemical Electronic Transition Laser (CETL) systems. These chemical systems are attractive because they do not require large electrical power supplies. In order to increase the laser power output, an energy transfer agent is required to produce a substantial population inversion. Excited molecular oxygen in the singlet delta state acts as the transfer agent by chemically pumping the lasant to a higher energy state.

Descriptors :   *ENERGY TRANSFER, *FLUORIDES, *IODINE COMPOUNDS, *MOLECULAR PROPERTIES, *OXYGEN, AIR FORCE, ATOMS, BROMINE, CHEMICAL LASERS, CHEMISTRY, CHLORINE, ELECTRIC POWER, ELECTRON TRANSITIONS, ENERGY, FLUORINE, HALOGEN COMPOUNDS, HALOGENS, INVERSION, LASERS, MOLECULES, OUTPUT, POPULATION, POWER, POWER SUPPLIES, TRANSFER

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE