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Real-time measurements of a bimolecular reaction


Sipes, Christopher N. (1989) Real-time measurements of a bimolecular reaction. Master's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/3527-zy08.


A method is described for the initiation of a bimolecular reaction with a laser. This allows the time resolution of bimolecular kinetics with ultrafast laser spectroscopy. Such kinetics are described for the case of H + CO_2 => OH + CO. The rise in OH is measured and examined via the proper intermediate-mediated kinetics -- the "biphasic" expression. The effect of restricting the impact parameter of the hydrogen atom on the carbon dioxide is also considered.

Item Type:Thesis (Master's thesis)
Subject Keywords:Chemistry
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Major Option:Chemistry
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
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Defense Date:16 August 1988
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:04022010-095849815
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ID Code:5680
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:19 Apr 2010 15:58
Last Modified:16 Apr 2021 22:28

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