Energy Transfer Reactions Involving Metastable Species of Atmospheric Interest.
STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF
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Energy transfer reactions of electronically excited atomic and diatomic species were studied. The excited species were created by vacuum ultraviolet irradiation of simple molecules, with image-tube spectrographs and filtered photomultipliers being utilized to detect and monitor emission features. A pulsed photolysis-signal integration system was used to determine absolute rate coefficients for energy transfer reactions of Osinglet S, N2A triplet Sigmau, and Ndoublet D. The variations of these rate coefficients with temperature were determined for application of quenching rate coefficients to various regions of the earths atmosphere. One such application was to time-lag measurements of Osinglet S emission in Type-B red aurora Osinglet D and COa triplet pi were also studied. Modified author abstract
- Atmospheric Physics
- Physical Chemistry