Observation of orientation-dependent CF3 chemiluminescence in the reaction of Ar(3P0,2) with oriented CF3H

Hiroshi Ohoyama, Toshio Kasai, Kazuhiko Ohashi, Keiji Kuwata

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Orientation-dependent CF3 chemiluminescence from 430 to 930 nm was observed for the first time in the reaction of pulsed supersonic molecular beams of metastable argon atoms and oriented CF3H molecules. The "sideways configuration" of CF3H as well as the "F-end configuration" was found to be more reactive than the "H-end configuration". The Legendre expansion technique of Stolte et al. was applied up to the fourth term. A dissimilar dependence of reactivity on molecular orientation for the UV emission of CF3 was also indicated from the present experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)236-240
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - May 8 1987
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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