Accession Number : ADA290718

Title :   State Resolved Differential Cross Sections for Reactions Important to the Decomposition of Energetic Materials.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CORNELL UNIV ITHACA NY DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Houston, Paul L.

PDF Url : ADA290718

Report Date : 01 SEP 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : This final report describes the research whose goal was to develop a new technique for characterizing the velocity distributions of state-selected reaction products and to use this technique to study reactions of importance to the decomposition of energetic materials. In this technique, the three-dimensional product velocity distribution is determined by ionizing the appropriate species, waiting for a delay while the species separate along their trajectories, and then projecting the spatial distribution of ions onto a two-dimensional screen. The technique was developed and tested using photodissociation of molecules such as NO2 and CH3NHNO2. Further advances were made by investigating the crossed beam dynamics of the collision of argon with NO. Initial attempts were made at investigating the reactions of H with NO2, CH3NHNO2, and H2NNO2, an intense hydrogen atom source has been developed. (AN)

Descriptors :   *PHOTODISSOCIATION, *DIFFERENTIAL CROSS SECTIONS, VELOCITY, IONS, SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, PHOTOLYSIS, EXCITATION, INTENSITY, HYDROGEN, THREE DIMENSIONAL, IONIZATION, MOLECULE MOLECULE INTERACTIONS, ENERGETIC PROPERTIES, ARGON, NITROMETHANE, INELASTIC SCATTERING, MASS SPECTROMETRY, PHOTODECOMPOSITION, CROSS BEAM DEVICES, NITROGEN DIOXIDE.

Subject Categories : Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry
      Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics

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