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Infrared emission from the reaction of orbital velocity atomic oxygen with hydrocarbon materials
Author(s): Karl W. Holtzclaw; Mark E. Fraser; Alan H. Gelb
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Paper Abstract

A fast atomic oxygen source has been used to bombard samples of the hydrocarbon materials graphite and polyethylene. Infrared fluorescence is readily observed above both surfaces that is consistent with the expected primary combustion products CO C02 and OH. Emitter production efficiencies (defined as the ratio of emitters to incident 0atoms) for both materials have been estimated from the observed radiation intensities. These are 4O2 for CO and for CO2 for both samples and ''iO2 for OH for polyethylene. 1.

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Date Published: 1 November 1990
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1329, Optical System Contamination: Effects, Measurement, Control II, (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.22616
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Karl W. Holtzclaw, Physical Sciences, Inc. (United States)
Mark E. Fraser, Physical Sciences, Inc. (United States)
Alan H. Gelb, Physical Sciences, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1329:
Optical System Contamination: Effects, Measurement, Control II
A. Peter M. Glassford, Editor(s)

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