PRODUCTION OF VIBRATIONALLY EXCITED CARBON MONOXIDE BY THE REACTION OF OXYGEN ATOMS WITH ACETYLENE, METHYLACETYLENE AND METHANE

Authors
  1. Arnold, S.J.
  2. Kimbell, G.H.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
Abstract
Infrared chemiluminescence attributed to the first overtone of CO was observed when either C2H2 or CH3C2H was introduced into a stream of oxygen which had been passed through a microwave discharge. The addition of vibrationally cold CO to these systems was found to produce a vibrational population inversion in the chemically formed CO. CO first overtone emission was not observed when CH4 was introduced into a similar stream of oxygen unless the CH4 was already partially dissociated by a microwave discharge. These observations are used to clarify the mechanisms governing the formation of CO in continuous wave air-helium-hydrocarbon electrical discharge lasers.
Report Number
TN-2051/72 —
Date of publication
15 Dec 1972
Number of Pages
14
DSTKIM No
73-01837
CANDIS No
17697
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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