Nonequilibrium concentrations of the vibrationally excited OH radical in a methane flame measured by cavity ring-down spectroscopy

V. A. Lozovsky, I. Derzy, S. Cheskis

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Abstract

Strong deviation from the Maxwell-Boltzmann equilibrium for the populations of the v″=0 and v″=1 vibrational levels of OH(X 2Πi) radicals was observed in the preflame zone of the methane/oxygen/nitrogen flame. The OH concentrations for the v″=0 and v″=1 levels were measured using cavity ring-down spectroscopy in the 30 Torr flat flame. In that flame the population ratio for v″=1/v″=0 is ~20 times the equilibrium value at locations ~6 mm below the luminescent zone. Above the flame front this ratio was found to be close to the equilibrium value.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)407-411
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume284
Issue number5-6
DOIs
StatePublished - 6 Mar 1998

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