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Title:SIMULTANEOUS KINETICS AND RING-DOWN (SKaR) IN A PULSED UNIFORM FLOW
Author(s):Thawoos, Shameemah
Contributor(s):Suits, Arthur ; Hall, Gregory ; Suas-David, Nicolas
Subject(s):Instrument/Technique Demonstration
Abstract:We have developed a new apparatus that combines cw-cavity ringdown spectroscopy with a pulsed Laval flow (UF-CRDS)\footnote{N. Suas-David, S. Thawoos, and A. G. Suits, The Journal of Chemical Physics 151 (2019) 244202}. This is related to the CRESU technique developed in France to study reaction kinetics at low temperatures\footnote{B. Rowe et al., The Journal of Chemical Physics 80 (1984) 4915.}. Cavity ringdown spectroscopy (CRDS) is a highly sensitive absorption technique relying on the decay of light between two high reflectivity mirrors of a cavity. For time-independent absorbing samples, the enhanced rate of power loss compared to the empty cavity leads to faster exponential decays. When the concentration of the absorbing species changes on the time scale of the empty cavity ring-down time, non-exponential decays result, for which the instantaneous decay rate in excess of the empty cavity reference case provides a time-resolved measure of the sample absorbance. The long hydrodynamic time of the flow provides uniform temperature and pressure conditions well-matched to kinetic ring-down measurements in the time regime from 10-300 microseconds. This simultaneous kinetics and ring-down (SKaR) technique\footnote{S. S. Brown, A. Ravishankara, and H. Stark, The Journal of Physical Chemistry A 104 (2000) 7044.} is here coupled with a uniform flow for the first time. We will be presenting rate constants measured for reactions of CN(v=1) with \chem{O_2} at a range of temperatures from 70- 23 K obtained with this approach.
Issue Date:22-Jun-20
Publisher:International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy
Citation Info:APS
Genre:CONFERENCE PAPER/PRESENTATION
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/107347
Date Available in IDEALS:2020-06-26


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