Study and Demonstration of Liquid and Gaseous Reactants for Advanced Chemical Lasers.
Final rept. 28 Jun 74-9 Feb 75,
TRW SYSTEMS GROUP REDONDO BEACH CALIF
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Over four hundred reactant combinations were evaluated for safety, toxicity, handling and expected performance. Sixteen reactants were selected for detailed modeling calculations. Six alternative reactant combinations were characterized for combustion performance. C efficiency, combustor temperature, carbon production, combustion stability, ignition characteristics and effluent uniformity and composition were obtained. New diagnostic and ignition techniques were developed and proven. Seven combinations of combustor and cavity reactants were modeled. An overall ranking and evaluation of new laser reactant systems are presented. A compendium of kinetic rate constants of importance in chemical laser modeling is included.
- Physical Chemistry
- Lasers and Masers