Accession Number:

ADA170839

Title:

State-Resolved Dynamics of Ion-Molecule Reactions in a Flowing Afterglow.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Oct 82-30 Sep 85,

Corporate Author:

COLORADO UNIV AT BOULDER

Report Date:

1985-11-27

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

An extensive set of studies was undertaken utilizing infrared chemiluminescence, visible chemiluminescence and laser induced fluorescence detection to explore the dynamics of ion molecule reactions in a flowing afterglow apparatus. Detailed product vibrational state distributions were determined for a variety of reactions including heavy atom transfer in polyatomic systems, charge transfer reactions and proton transfer reactions. Absolute branching ratios for production of electronically excited oxygen atoms were measured for a reaction of atmospheric importance. The rotational state distribution of an ion in an electric drift field has been characterized and a study of the velocity distribution has been initiated.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE