Vibrationally excited ozone, O3 produced by CO2 laser radiation was found to react with SO significantly faster than thermal ozone via the chemiluminescent reaction process O3 + SO to SO2 (singlet B(1)) + O2 (triplet Sigma (g)). The vibrational rate enhancement of this reaction was 2.5 plus or minus 0.6 at 300 K. This represents the use of 27% of the available vibrational energy to promote the reaction, based on a model assuming involvement of a single vibrational mode. The laser enhanced chemiluminescence measured from 260 to 450 nm was found to exhibit a 630 plus or minus 200/cm blue shift. This is interpreted as a partitioning of the available vibrational energy of O3 in the vibrational manifold of the SO2 (singlet B(1)) product.

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    • Sponsored inpart by Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C., Climatic Impact Assessment Program. Originally published in Journal of Chemical Physics, V61, N7, pp 2426-2499, 1 October 1974.
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  • Authors:
    • Kaldor, A
    • BRAUN, W
    • Kurylo, M J
  • Publication Date: 1974-10-1

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  • Pagination: 4 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00090021
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1975 12:00AM