Quantitative Spectroscopic Studies of Boron Oxides and Fluorides.
Annual rept. 1 Apr 78-31 Mar 79,
AERODYNE RESEARCH INC BEDFORD MA CENTER FOR CHEMICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSICS
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The objective of this study is the measurement of the infrared absorption coefficients and absorption line spacings of several boron compounds in the gas phase over the temperature range of 300 to 1500K. In particular, the species of interest are BF3, BF, OBF, BO2, and HBO2. In the past year, the following technical progress was made. The high temperature flow reactor was developed to the point where it ran reliably at temperatures up to 1500K. The optical system was tested and operated at its design specifications. The flow reactor was interfaced to the molecular beam quadrupole mass spectrometer. A prototype discharge flow system for producing the IR active species of interest was tested. Finally, the absorption coefficients of the nu-3 band of BF3 have been measured from approximately 300 to 1500K. Author
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy