Accession Number:

ADA409111

Title:

Measurement of Quenching Rates of CO(a sup 3Pi, v=0) Using Laser Pump-and-Probe Technique

Descriptive Note:

Technical paper

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB EDWARDS AFB CA PROPULSION DIRECTORATE WEST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-11-30

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

Measurements are presented of rates of electronic quenching of COa, vO by several gases. A pump-and-probe technique is used COa is created by pumping the spin-forbidden a-X transition at 206 nm. Measured rate coefficients at room temperature are ksub QCO 5.7 - 1.2, ksub QNO 17 - 6, ksub QN2 1.4 - 0.6, ksub QO2 6 - 2, ksub QH2 2.6 - 1.0, ksub QH2O 33 - 12 in units of 10exp -11 cu cms.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE