Accession Number:

ADA285224

Title:

Excited State Chemistry of PF, NF, and NCl

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 15 May 1992-14 May 1993

Corporate Author:

KANSAS STATE UNIV MANHATTAN DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-05-14

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

The objective of our research program is to develop gas phase, chemically driven, energy storage systems that can serve as the media for short wavelength, electronic-transition lasers. We have selected the PF, AsF, and NF molecules for study, because of the success in the chemical generation and utilization of the excited singlet states of 02 in the oxygen-iodine laser. Our goals are to develop laboratory sources of the singlet states of PF and AsF and to characterize these states. We also wish to develop chemical sources of these molecules and then to utilize this stored energy, perhaps by energy-pooling reactions, to form a suitable upper laser state. Our laboratory already has considerable experience with the chemistry of the NF system. Unfortunately, NFa has not been successfully coupled to an acceptor state other than perhaps I Atoms to build a laser

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Lasers and Masers
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE