8 May 2007 Kinetic studies of the autodecomposition of NCI3
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Proceedings Volume 6346, XVI International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers; 63460K (2007) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.738069
Event: XVI International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers, 2006, Gmunden, Austria
Abstract
The NCl-I laser has been demonstrated using HN3 as a fuel with a combustor to produce chlorine atoms. In this paper, we study the auto-decomposition of NCl3. This process could result in a new type of chemical laser that would not need a combustor. We present the results of experiments designed to understand the basic physical processes in this system. The NCl-I laser operates using only gaseous species, eliminating the need for heterogeneous gas liquid reactions such as used in COIL chemical lasers. The lasing species is the same as in COIL, simplifying the scaling process since many optical, tracking and propagation problems have been demonstrated in the ABL program.
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William E. McDermott, Boris Nizamov, Thomas Henshaw, Zane Lambert, "Kinetic studies of the autodecomposition of NCI3", Proc. SPIE 6346, XVI International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers, 63460K (8 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.738069; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.738069
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