Role of OH radicals in the formation of oxygen molecules following vacuum ultraviolet photodissociation of amorphous solid water

Tetsuya Hama, Masaaki Yokoyama, Akihiro Yabushita, Masahiro Kawasaki

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Abstract

Photodesorption of O2 (X3g -) and O2 (a Δ1g) from amorphous solid water at 90 K has been studied following photoexcitation within the first absorption band at 157 nm. Time-of-flight and rotational spectra of O2 reveal the translational and internal energy distributions, from which production mechanisms are deduced. Exothermic and endothermic reactions of OH+O (3P) are proposed as plausible formation mechanisms for O 2 (X 3g- and a 1Δ g). To examine the contribution of the O ( 3P) +O (3P) recombination reaction to the O2 formation following 157 nm photolysis of amorphous solid water, O2 products following 193 nm photodissociation of SO2 adsorbed on amorphous solid water were also investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Article number104504
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume133
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 14 2010
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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