Accession Number:

ADA136648

Title:

Experimental Studies in Molecular Fragmentation: Processes, Energetics and Diagnostics.

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. no. 1, 1 Jan-31 Dec 83,

Corporate Author:

SMITHSONIAN ASTROPHYSICAL OBSERVATORY CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Experiments leading toward measurements of the photodestruction of nitromethane have been initiated. Photodissociation of H2 has been observed and preliminary experiments on the photodetachment and photodissociation of CH have been carried out. The absorption spectrum of nitromethane in the wavelength range 350 to 190 nm has been measured with 0.001 nm resolution. A feasibility study of induced fluorescence experiments to determine the spectra of polyatomic free radicals has been carried out. An improved detector system has been installed in the apparatus and performance tests are underway.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE