The product state-resolved dynamics of the reaction H + N 2 O → OH( v′,j′ ) + N 2

M. Brouard*, I. Burak, S. D. Gatenby, G. A.J. Markillie

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The product state-resolved dynamics of the photon-initiated title reaction, leading to the production of OH(X2Π3/2;v′=0,N′=5), has been studied using Doppler-resolved laser-induced fluorescence at a collision energy of 143 kJmol-1 (=1.48eV). The angular distribution of OH(v′=0,N′=5) is found to possess both forward and backward peaks, with a slight bias towards the backward hemisphere. The experiments allow precise determination of the distribution of energy released into translation and hence into the internal modes of the N2 co-product. The OH state specific kinetic energy disposal is found to be sharply distributed about a mean fractional translational energy release ft~0.4. The results are discussed in the light of previous experimental and theoretical work.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)682-688
Number of pages7
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - 8 May 1998
Externally publishedYes


FundersFunder number
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council


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