HgBr and HgI B-state quenching rate constants

James Gary Eden, R. W. Waynant

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The rate constants for quenching of the B states of HgBr and HgI by the rare gases and simple halogenated molecules have been measured. The experimental approach consisted of photodissociating either HgBr2 or HgI 2 (in the presence of the desired quenching gas) and recording the subsequent radiative decay of the HgX (X=Br or I) excited-state population. The large rate constant determined for two-body destruction of HgBr (B) by Hg (1.3×10-10 cm3 sec-1) and bromine donors (Br2: 5.5×10-10 cm3 sec-1) enhances the attractiveness of HgBr lasers pumped by dissociative excitation of HgBr2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)324-327
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume34
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1979
Externally publishedYes

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HgBr and HgI B-state quenching rate constants. / Eden, James Gary; Waynant, R. W.

In: Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 34, No. 5, 01.12.1979, p. 324-327.

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Eden, James Gary ; Waynant, R. W. / HgBr and HgI B-state quenching rate constants. In: Applied Physics Letters. 1979 ; Vol. 34, No. 5. pp. 324-327.
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