Ternary Flame Study of Selected Oxides for Chemical Laser Potential.
STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF
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The results of a study investigating the potential of alkali-polyhalide-oxidizer ternary flames for producing visible chemical lasers are discussed in this report. The experimental program was satisfactorily carried out after development of a heat-pipe-oven reactor that produced a uniform, static, known concentration of alkali metal vapors. Visible photon yields and, in some cases, excited-state distributions were determined from both molecular and atomic alkali emission for a number of polyhalide-alkali-oxidizer combinations and experimental conditions. From these results, excitation mechanisms and energy transfer processes taking place in the ternary flame environment were deduced. Appendixes A through D are independent articles which detail the experiment, the observations, and the deductions concerning the reactions studied. Author
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