Accession Number:

ADA413202

Title:

Superfluid Helium Droplet Spectroscopy Equipment Development

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Mar 2001-30 Nov 2002

Corporate Author:

NORTH CAROLINA UNIV AT CHAPEL HILL DEPTOF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The primary goal of this research has been the development of a new helium droplet spectrometer, based upon the use of a PPLN-OPO laser. Although the laser is commercially available, considerable development was required to make the system tunable. We have succeeded in this effort and the laser is now being used to carry out a range of studies related to our AFOSR funded research project dealing with the formation of highly reactive radical nano-solids. The high output power of this laser system, combined with its wide tunability, great enhance the capabilities we have in our laboratory. In parallel with the laser developments, we have built up a new helium droplet apparatus, which is also now fully functional.

Subject Categories:

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE