RESEARCH IN VACUUM ULTRAVIOLET ABSORPTION PROCESSES AND EXPERIMENTAL TECHNIQUES.
Final rept. 1 Jan 63-31 Dec 67,
NORTHEASTERN UNIV BOSTON MASS PHOTOCHEMISTRY AND SPECTROSCOPY LAB
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The results of investigations of absorption and emission processes in gases important in upper atmosphere chemistry and physics by a wide variety of spectroscopic techniques are presented. The principle area studied is the vacuum ultraviolet at wavelength less than 3000 A using monochromators and spectrographs equipped with rare gas continua and hydrogen continua light sources. Sample cells suitable for work at 20K or between room temperature and 650K, gas chromatography apparatus for purifying samples, fluorescence apparatus to obtain the visible and ultraviolet emission spectra of gases excited by vacuum ultraviolet irradiation, an apparatus for flash photolysis studies, and data processing equipment are described. Experimental studies of the absorption spectrum of carbon suboxide, the fluorescence spectrum of the methoxyl radical, the flash photolysis of methyl nitrite and absorption and emission spectra of the products of a microwave discharge through sulfur dioxide are reported. Finally, theoretical calculations on the electronic structure of carbon dioxide and carbon suboxide are discussed. Author
- Atmospheric Physics
- Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy