Accession Number:

ADA135392

Title:

Chemical Generation and Deactivation of Oxygen Singlet Delta (Generation Chimique et Desactivation de l'Oxygene Singulet Delta)

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT VALCARTIER (QUEBEC)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

The construction and operation of a chemical generator of O2a1 Delta g are described. This system could be readily modified to drive a purely chemical iodine laser operating at 1.315 micrometer. Optical techniques were developed for estimating the excited oxygen concentration that arrives at a downstream cavity at total O2 pressures from 1 to 6 torr. Mechanisms that explain the deactivation of excited O2 in the gas stream are discussed. A value for the singlet delta energy-pooling rate constant is determined from the measured O2a1 Delta g concentrations.

Subject Categories:

  • Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE