Kinetics and Mechanisms of Ultraviolet Emission.
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Mechanisms for production of near-ultraviolet UV and vacuum-ultraviolet VUV radiation in reactions of oxygen with C2H2, C2H4, C2H4, C3O2, C2F4, N2H4, and several other simple molecules are reviewed. In the absence of atomic nitrogen, CO fourth-positive 4 radiation appears to be produced by the direct chemiluminescent reaction of oxygen atoms with the C2O radical. In the presence of nitrogen atoms, energy transfer and energy pooling mechanisms become important channels for the production of bands in the CO 4 and Cameron, the N2 Lyman-Birge-Hopfield, and the NO gamma and beta systems. Other mechanisms for production of CO, N2, NO, and OH emissions are discussed, and potential areas for future experiments are noted. Author
- Physical Chemistry