Accession Number:

ADA273727

Title:

Infrared Fluorescence Studies of Electronic-to-Vibrational Energy Transfer in a Br2:NO System

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

70.0

Abstract:

Steady-state photolysis techniques were used to study electronic-to- vibrational energy transfer mechanisms from atomic bromine to nitric oxide. Molecular bromine was photodissociated by 488nm radiation to produce equal parts Br2pp sub 12 and Br2p sub 32. Side fluorescence intensity from Br2p sub 1 2 at 2.7 microns and from No v 1 and 2 around 5.3 microns measured as a function of bromine pressure and nitric oxide pressure. The branching ratio collisional transfer into the first and second states of NO was determined, and previously reported rates for quenching of NO by molecular bromine were verified.

Subject Categories:

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE