Vibrational Energy Distribution in the NO Produced by the Reaction of N(4S) with O2.
AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS LAB
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Infrared emission has been observed from NOv 2-7 produced by the reaction NS4 O2 yields NOv O. The apparent NO vibrational energy distribution is different from the distribution initially produced by the reaction owing to stepwise V-V quenching of NOv by collision with O2. A time-to-steady-state flowing afterglow experiment has been used, along with data obtained elsewhere, to define the v dependence of this quenching process. After correction for the O2 quenching effect, we concluded that 24.4 of the NO molecules produced in levels v2 through 7 are produced in v2 and 15.8, 25.2, 22.6, 7.3, and 4.7 are produced in v 3 through 7, respectively. Author
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
- Quantum Theory and Relativity