Electronic-to-vibrational, -rotational, and -translational energy transfer: S(1D)+CO, N2, O2, and CO2 measured by Doppler spectroscopy

G. Nan*, D. W. Neyer, P. L. Houston, I. Burak

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Abstract

Collisions of S(1D) with CO, N2, O2, and CO2 have been investigated to estimate the fraction of the sulfur electronic energy that is deposited in the internal degrees of freedom in the collision partner during the quenching of S(1D) to S(3P). The experiment measures the Doppler profile of the S(3P) product, a profile that depends both on the amount of energy disposed into the internal degrees of freedom and on the differential scattering cross section for the inelastic collision. For CO and N2 the results are consistent with a collision complex model for which the scattering is assumed to be isotropic in the collision plane and for which the energy is partitioned statistically into the degrees of freedom. Under the assumption of isotropic scattering, the results suggest that less energy than the statistical prediction is partitioned into translation for collisions with O2, whereas more energy is partitioned into translation for CO2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4603-4609
Number of pages7
JournalThe Journal of Chemical Physics
Volume98
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993

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