Accession Number:

AD0716000

Title:

Design and Construction of a Flash Photolysis System for Laser Studies,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GEORGETOWN UNIV WASHINGTON D C DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-05-22

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

A flash photolysis apparatus has been designed and constructed. A maximum versatility in experimental arrangements has been incorporated within its design and initial special experiments and actinometry confirm expected results. The hydrofluoric acid-carbon dioxide gas-phase laser system has been chosen as the object of an intensive study of gas laser energy transfer mechanisms. Since the vibrationally and rotationally excited hydrofluoric acid molecule HF can be produced photochemically by a variety of photoelimination processes and since hydrofluoric acid has a well resolved vibration-rotation spectrum due to its small moment of inertia, I, and large rotational constant B, the hydrofluoric acid and carbon dioxide HF CO2 gas-phase laser system appears to be an excellent candidate for further examination by flash photolysis of energy transfer mechanisms in gas lasers. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry
  • Lasers and Masers
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE