Accession Number:

ADA017756

Title:

Trajectory Calculations on the Fluorine Methane Chemical Laser Reaction,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

Fluorine atoms react with methane at low collision energies according to the chemical-laser reaction FCH4 to HFCH3. At somewhat higher energies 1-1.5 eV the reaction FCH4 to FCH3H is possible. The fluorine-methane system is considered in this analysis as a three-particle system consisting of a fluorine atom, a hydrogen atom, and a methyl radical. The use of a three-parameter London-Eyring-Polyanyi-Sato LEPS potential, energy surface, in conjunction with Monte Carlo trajectory calculations, has made it possible to reproduce theoretically the results of several experiments and to make a prediction for another.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE