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Generation of singlet delta oxygen: a technology overview
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Paper Abstract

The rate of generation of O2(1(Delta) g) using the chlorine-basic hydrogen peroxide reaction is a key element to predict the performance of the chemical oxygen iodine laser. O2(1(Delta) g) carries the energy in the laser, thus is one of the prime determinants of power in the flow. To predict the performance of O2(1(Delta) g) generators requires the prediction of the utilization of chlorine, the yield of excited oxygen, and the concentration of potential contaminants in the chemical exhaust of the generator. In essence, this is a standard problem in two phase flow. This paper is in the spirit of a review and describes the author's approach to the analysis to O2(1(Delta) g) generators.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 June 1993
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1871, Intense Laser Beams and Applications, (6 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.145211
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William E. McDermott, Rockwell International Corp./Rocketdyne Div. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1871:
Intense Laser Beams and Applications
William E. McDermott, Editor(s)

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