Accession Number:

ADA409617

Title:

Singlet Delta Oxygen Production from a Gas-Solid Reaction

Descriptive Note:

Abstract

Corporate Author:

ENGINEERING RESEARCH AND CONSULTING INC(ERC INC) EDWARDS AFB CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-05-09

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Spontaneous reactions between alkali metal or alkaline earth peroxides and hydrogen deuterium halide gases demonstrate the efficient production of singlet delta oxygen in a non-liquid medium. These reactions occur under ambient conditions without the need for any external energy source. The production of singlet delta oxygen was verified by direct emission spectroscopy at 1.27 microns with a calibrated optical multichannel analyzer. These reactions overcome the severe quenching problems encountered in liquid-phase reactions and the dangersinconvenience associated with the use of basic hydrogen peroxide for the chemical oxygen iodine laser COIL.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE