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.

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  • Authors:
    • Kurylo, M J
    • BRAUN, W
    • Xuan, C N
    • Kaldor, A
  • Publication Date: 1975-3-15

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  • Pagination: 7 p.

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  • 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