Laser induced fluorescence detection and characterization of ionic and metastable reaction products

J. M. Cook, Terry A. Miller, V. E. Bondybey

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Abstract

Ionic and metastable products of reactions involving metastable inert gas atoms have been detected and characterized by the laser induced fluorescence (LIF) method. The LIF technique has been used to measure product vibrational distributions which can be compared with predictions based on observations of the chemiluminescence produced in these reactions. Good agreement between the LIF measurements and the chemiluminescence predictions has been obtained for A 3Σu+ N2, a 4Π O2+, and a 3Π CO. However, in the case of Χ2Σg+ N2+, a surprisingly high ν=0 population is detected by LIF. This observation may be explained by either extremely efficient vibrational relaxation or a "dark" channel for the production of ν=0, Χ2Σ g+ N2+.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2562-2568
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume69
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes

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