Infrared Chemiluminescence Studies of Ion-Molecule Reactions in a Flowing Afterglow.
Interim technical rept. 1 Apr 78-31 Mar 79,
COLORADO UNIV BOULDER DEPT OF CHEMISTRY
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A flowing afterglow apparatus for infrared chemiluminescence studies of ion-molecule reactions has been successfully constructed, made operational, and two key new experiments completed in the first year of this grant. Figure 1 illustrates the major components of this device. The apparatus consists of a gas handling system, a stainless steel flow tube in which ion production and reaction occur, an infrared detection system with signal averaging equipment for monitoring vibrational chemiluminescence, a quadrupole mass filter for analysis and detection of the ionic species, and a 1600 CFM Roots blower backed by a mechanical pump for maintaining the large gas flow velocities.
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy