NASCENT AND SECONDARY, CHEMILUMINESCENT AND DARK EXCITED STATES PRODUCED BY BARIUM OXIDATION REACTIONS

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Title: NASCENT AND SECONDARY, CHEMILUMINESCENT AND DARK EXCITED STATES PRODUCED BY BARIUM OXIDATION REACTIONS
Creators: Reuther, James J.; Palmer, H. B.
Issue Date: 1979
Publisher: Ohio State University
Abstract: Visible chemiluminescent reactions between Ba(g) and $N_{2}O, NO_{2}, O_{3}$ or $ClO_{2}$ were studied. This selection of triatomic oxygen donors produced a systematic variation of reaction exothermicity, reactant spin states, and electron affinities. Absolute photon yields were measured at room temperature and metal-rich conditions at pressures of 2-250 mtorr. All exhibited a positive pressure dependence, implying the occurrence of collision-induced intersystem energy transfer events via perturbed rovibronic levels. Since the pressure regime studied essentially spans the transition between single- and multiple-collision conditions, efforts were made to identify the nascent (directly-produced) and secondary (transfer-produced) radiating and non-radiating(``dark’’ precursors) excited BaO products from each reaction by comparing pressure-dependent vibronic distributions with existing spectroscopic perturbation information. Each chemiluminescent diffusion flame, because of the nature of the oxidant, generates a different combination of nascent states of Bao, $X^{1}\Sigma^{+}, A^{1}\Sigma^{+}, A^{^{\prime}1}\Pi$ and/or $a^{3}\Pi$. The results and their consequences will be highlighted.
Description: Research was supported by the National Science Foundation and the Army Research Office.
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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/10948
Other Identifiers: 1979-RH-08
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