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Re-Analysis Of The CS[sub]2[/sub]-O[sub]2[/sub] Flame As An Infrared Light Source
Author(s): Thomas A. Barr Jr.; Charles E. Dionne
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Paper Abstract

A computer code has been assembled to analyze the CS2-O2 flame as an infrared light source. The particular application is to experiments performed at Sanders, Inc., Nashua, New Hampshire, USA in 1987. The code contains calculations of fourteen chemical populations in the flame and eighteen excited states of carbon monoxide. CO* is the vibrationally excited CO produced in the reaction, CS+O=S+CO*. We find that the radiation from the experiments at 30 torr can be approximated by the model when the deactivation, third body term, is minimized. The match between experiment and calculation was somewhat obscured by apparent recirculation of spent gases in the experiment observation chamber. Our conclusion is that the CS2-O2 flame can be used as an infrared light source up to at least a pressure of one atmosphere.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 June 1989
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1031, 7th Intl Symp on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers, (20 June 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.950525
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Thomas A. Barr Jr., University of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Charles E. Dionne, Sanders, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1031:
7th Intl Symp on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers
Dieter Schuoecker, Editor(s)

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