State-Resolved Dynamics of Ion-Molecule Reactions in a Flowing Afterglow.
Final rept. 1 Oct 82-30 Sep 85,
COLORADO UNIV AT BOULDER
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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.
- Atmospheric Physics
- Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry