Accession Number : ADA192352

Title :   Rare Gas Halide (RGH) Kinetics.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : SPECTRA TECHNOLOGY INC BELLEVUE WA

Personal Author(s) : Kimura, Wayne D

PDF Url : ADA192352

Report Date : Feb 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 153

Abstract : As a result of the measurements performed during this program and the refinements made to the computer model, our understanding of xenon chloride (XeCl) kinetics has increased dramatically. Qualitatively, one might state that our understanding of XeCl is now comparable to the other major excimers. Much of the mystery associated with the XeCl kinetics has been lifted. For example, significant vibrational excitation of HCl appears to be occurring as indirectly indicated by the behavior of the electron density. The exact character of the electron energy distribution and its affect on the kinetics is now better understood. The distribution is not entirely Maxwellian, as was generally assumed by models before this work. Instead, only the low energy distribution (the distribution below the ionization energy of xenon) is Maxwellian; the high energy distribution is non-Maxwellian. Ultimately, the interest is in improving the performance of XeCl lasers, in particular, scaling them to longer pulse lengths. As mentioned earlier, control of halogen depletion is crucial for achieving long pulse lengths.

Descriptors :   *CHLORIDES, *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *XENON, *REACTION KINETICS, *XENON LASERS, CONTROL, DEPLETION, DISTRIBUTION, ELECTRON DENSITY, ELECTRON ENERGY, ENERGY, EXCIMERS, EXCITATION, HALIDES, HALOGENS, HIGH ENERGY, IONIZATION, LENGTH, LOW ENERGY, PULSES, RARE GASES, VIBRATION, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), HYDROGEN CHLORIDE, FLUORIDES, KRYPTON

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry
      Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE