Reaction-R Constants and Simple RATE Theories Applied to the Mercury-Chloride Laser.
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Several simple theories for reaction-rate constants are applied to the HgCl laser reactions. These theories are discussed and analyzed using existing data. The theories that are discussed are applicable to dissociative recombination, dissociative attachment, ion neutral association, bimolecular charge transfer, ionic recombination, and harpooning reactions. A simple theoretical model of the HgCl laser is constructed. The gases that are included in the laser are Ar, Xe, Hg, and Cl2. Reaction-rate constants for the reactions are computed using either theoretical or experimental data. The model is analyzed using an analytical approach and a computer generated solution. The model is found to be very sensitive to the dissociative attachment rate of Cl2 and electron impact pumping rate constants. This report contains an 82-item bibliography. Author
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