A consideration of the ruby laser-induced decomposition of azoethane

D. L. Rousseau, W. E. Falconer, G. E. Leroi

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Ruby laser-induced decomposition of azoethane gave products different from the near UV photodissociation. Therefore, although in some experiments product yields varied quadratically with laser power, the principal dissociation was not via two-photon photoexcitation. The two-photon photodissociation cross section is < 10-52 cm4 sec photon-1 molecule-1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-48
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 1972
Externally publishedYes

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


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