Collisional deactivation studies of the XeF*(B) state by He, Xe, NF3, and F2

J. G. Eden, R. W. Waynant

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Measurements of the rates of quenching of XeF*(B) by He, Xe, NF 3, and F2 are reported in this paper. Photolyzing XeF 2 in the presence of the desired diluent gas resulted in the single-step, collisionless formation of XeF*(B), allowing exponential decay studies of the B state population to be made. The large three body quenching rate measured for xenon (∼2.4×10-29 cm 6sec-1) supports the existence of the trimer Xe 2F*. Also, for a given pressure, NF3 quenches XeF(B)∼13 times slower than does F2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2850-2854
Number of pages5
JournalThe Journal of Chemical Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1978
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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