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Recent advances in CO2 laser catalysts
Author(s): Billy T. Upchurch; David R. Schryer; K. G. Brown; E. J. Kielin; Gar B. Hoflund; Steven D. Gardner
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses several recent advances in CO2 laser catalysts including comparisons of the activity of Au/MnO2 to Pt/SnO2 catalysts with possible explanations for observed differences. The catalysts are compared for the effect of test gas composition, pretreatment temperature, isotopic integrity, long term activity, and gold loading effects on the Au/MnO2 catalyst activity. Tests conducted to date include both long-term tests of up to six months continuous operation and short-term tests of one week or more that include isotopic integrity testing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1991
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1416, Laser Radar VI, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43708
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Billy T. Upchurch, NASA/Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
David R. Schryer, NASA/Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
K. G. Brown, Old Dominion Univ. (United States)
E. J. Kielin, Old Dominion Univ. (United States)
Gar B. Hoflund, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Steven D. Gardner, Univ. of Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1416:
Laser Radar VI
Richard J. Becherer, Editor(s)

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