Excitation of Ammonia in the Megawatt Region Using a CO2 Laser

Victor Starov, Colin Steel, Steven Butcher, Robert G. Harrison, Phillip John, Rinaldo Leo

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Various gases can be used to sensitize chemical reactions using a CO2 - laser [1] . 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 [2], Also the spectroscopy of ammonia has been carefully investigated [3]. To understand the mechanism of sensitization it is first necessary to know the mechanism of energy absorption by the sensitizer.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLaser-Induced Processes in Molecules
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783642672545
ISBN (Print)9783642672569
Publication statusPublished - 1979

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Chemical Physics
ISSN (Print)0172-6218


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