New Gas Lasers.
Final rept. 30 Sep 75-1 Aug 76,
FRANK J SEILER RESEARCH LAB UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY COLO
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This report concludes studies begun under FJSRL Work Unit 7903-03-69. Additional work in this area will be continued as FJSRL Task 2303-F4. The objective of this study is to develop a chemical method for producing 02delta g in the gas phase and evaluating the 02delta g-I transfer chemical laser. A heterogeneous flow reactor was designed in which 90 H2O2 was coated on a glass substrate and exposed to a gas flow of Cl2 or Cl2O. The oxygen generated in the gas phase from the alkaline hypochlorite-peroxide reaction was detected down stream of the reactor via Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy. A yield of 11 02delta to total oxygen was observed for the Cl2H2O2 system. This represents an intrinsic reaction efficiency of 16. The lower total yield arises from the contribution of O2 produced by the decomposition of the peroxide solution. The highest total yield for the Cl2OH2O2 system was 8.4. The latter system produced O2delta g without the addition of base to the H2O2 5 yield. Author
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