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Radiation Induced Osmosis
Author(s): X. de Hemptinne
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Paper Abstract

Pressure transients are observed in absorbing gases at low pressure in a non-resonant spectrophone. At very low pressure (transition saturated) the transient is negative on irradiation. Interpretation is given in terms of thermodynamics of laser driven systems. The local value of the partition function depends exponentially on the incident radiation's intensity. The observed depression on irradiation is the consequence of the law of mass action applied to inhomogeneously irradiated systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 March 1985
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0492, 1984 European Conf on Optics, Optical Systems, and Applications, (27 March 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.943699
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X. de Hemptinne, University of Leuven (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0492:
1984 European Conf on Optics, Optical Systems, and Applications
Bouwe Bolger; Hedzer A. Ferwerda, Editor(s)

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