Study of O2 (1 Delta) Production by Nuclear Pumping
Final rept. Apr 1982-Mar 1983
ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA DEPT OF NUCLEAR ENGINEERING
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Experimental studies using a fast-burst neutron reactor to produce O21 delta for use in an iodine transfer laser are described. It was found that nuclear induced discharges in Oxygen-buffer gas mixtures favor copious ozone production at the expense of O21 delta concentrations. Experimental results, kinetics, and scaling relations are given. Additional theoretical analyses of O21 delta production at high pressure using nuclear-pumped flash-lamp photolysis of the ozone indicates an alternate practical method of O21 delta generation for use in high power transfer lasers.
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