Doctoral Dissertations

Abstract

"The radiative lifetimes of the B¹Σ⁺ and b³Σ⁺ excited states of carbon monoxide were measured at six different pressures: 10, 25, 50, 75, 100, and 125 microns of Hg. The lifetimes were obtained by observation of the radiative decay of the (0,0), (0,1), (0,2), and (1,1) bands of the Angstrom system and the radiative decay of the (0,1), (0,2), (0,3), and (0,4) bands of the Third Positive system. No pressure dependence of the lifetimes was observed for either system. The average lifetime of the v' = 0 vibrational level of the B¹Σ⁺ state was found to be 24.4 x 10⁻⁹ seconds; that of the v' = 1 vibrational level of B¹Σ⁺ was found to be 23.9 x 10⁻⁹ seconds, and the average lifetime of the v' = 0 vibrational level of the b³Σ⁺ state was 57.6 x 10⁻⁹ seconds. All measurements are accurate to between 5% and 10% of the true value"--Abstract, page [i].

Advisor(s)

Anderson, Richard A.

Committee Member(s)

Hill, Otto H.
Park, John T.
Foote, Joe R.
Rivers, Jack L.

Department(s)

Physics

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Physics

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1969

Pagination

vi, 81 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 79-80).

Rights

© 1969 John Robert Rogers, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Carbon monoxide
Ultraviolet radiation
Excited state chemistry

Thesis Number

T 2351

Print OCLC #

6019736

Electronic OCLC #

850402868

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