Various gases can be used to sensitize chemical reactions using a CO2 - laser  . Ammonia is convenient because it does not dissociate at doses up to ~ 1 J cm-2, and because there are several transitions near to resonance with the laser lines , Also the spectroscopy of ammonia has been carefully investigated . To understand the mechanism of sensitization it is first necessary to know the mechanism of energy absorption by the sensitizer.
|Title of host publication||Laser-Induced Processes in Molecules|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 1979|
|Name||Springer Series in Chemical Physics|