Accession Number:

ADA230614

Title:

Energy Transfer in Singlet Oxygen and Bromine Monofluoride

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

89.0

Abstract:

The interhalogen molecule, bromine monofluoride BrF, is currently under study as a potential candidate for a visible chemical laser medium. Previous studies have shown a strong emission from BrFB3IIO in the presence of singlet oxygen. While singlet oxygen will pump BrFX to BrFB, the exact mechanism is not known. Chemiluminescence observed from BrFB excited by oxygen in a gas flowtube was used to study the energy transfer mechanism. The objective of this research was fourfold. First, the pumping process was identified as a 3- Body Mechanism. Second, the observed vibrational distribution clearly showed the population of the BrFB state to be non-Maxwellian.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE