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Chemiluminescence From Laser-Heated Solid And Gaseous Tetramethyldioxetane
Author(s): M A Tolbert; D L Huestis; M J Rossi
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Paper Abstract

The suitability of 1,2-dioxetanes, specifically the tetramethylderivative (TMD), as a fuel for a Short Wavelength Chemical Laser is investigated experimentally. Experiments in the pure solid state show that the explosive decomposition of. TMD is accompanied by intense blue emission. Due to the high densities involved, a novel type of chain reaction is operative in the system that has the characteristics of a branched chain. The primary quantum yield for singlet acetone generation has been measured in the gas phase (1.7%) using emission and a lower limit of 12% for the primary triplet acetone yield has been found using transient absorption at 300 nm. Energy transfer experiments involving triplet acetone and IF have been undertaken with the goal of observing emission from IF (B31?(e)).

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 1988
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0875, Short and Ultrashort Wavelength Lasers, (27 April 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.943897
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M A Tolbert, SRI International (United States)
D L Huestis, SRI International (United States)
M J Rossi, SRI International (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0875:
Short and Ultrashort Wavelength Lasers
Randy C.R. Jones, Editor(s)

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