INFRARED LASER ENHANCED REACTIONS: TEMPERATURE RESOLUTION OF THE CHEMICAL DYNAMICS OF THE O3(*) + NO REACTION SYSTEM
The rate constant for the decay of vibrationally excited ozone, O3(*) + NO reaction system has been measured from 153 to 373 K. Vibrationally excited O3 was produced in the asymmetric stretch normal mode by absorption of square wave modulated emission from a CO2 laser tuned to the P(30) 9.6 micrometer transition. Under appropriate experimental conditions a rapid V-V coupling process involving all three modes of O3 is believed to set up a Boltzmann population distribution among them. From the effects of temperature and buffer gas pressures an assessment can be made as to the predominant loss mechanism for the various modes. A comparison of the Arrhenius parameters for the reaction channels of O3(+) with parameters for the corresponding processes involving thermal O3 yields specific information about the effect of vibrational energy on the reaction dynamics.
- Sponsored in part by Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C. Climatic Impact Assessment Program. Pub. in Jnl. of Chemical Physics, v62 n6 p2065-2071, 15 Mar 75.
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- Kurylo, M J
- BRAUN, W
- Xuan, C N
- Kaldor, A
- Publication Date: 1975-3-15
- Pagination: 7 p.
- TRT Terms: Chemiluminescence; Energy transfer; Excitation; Kinetics; Molecular structure; Motor reactions; Nitric oxide; Nitrogen oxides; Ozone; Temperature; Vibration
- Old TRIS Terms: Molecular relaxation; Molecular vibration; Reaction kinetics
- Subject Areas: Energy; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00091463
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
- Files: NTIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jul 24 1975 12:00AM