Direct Observation of ClO from Chlorine Nitrate Photolysis Journal Article uri icon



  • ; Chlorine nitrate photolysis has been investigated with the use of a molecular beam technique. Excitation at both 248 and 193 nanometers led to photodissociation by two pathways, ClONO; 2; → ClO + NO; 2; and ClONO; 2; → Cl + NO; 3; , with comparable yields. This experiment provides a direct measurement of the ClO product channel and consequently raises the possibility of an analogous channel in ClO dimer photolysis. Photodissociation of the ClO dimer is a critical step in the catalytic cycle that is presumed to dominate polar stratospheric ozone destruction. A substantial yield of ClO would reduce the efficiency of this cycle.;

publication date

  • November 20, 1992

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  • closed

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  • January 24, 2021 12:42 PM

Full Author List

  • Minton TK; Nelson CM; Moore TA; Okumura M

author count

  • 4

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0036-8075

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1095-9203

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1342

end page

  • 1345


  • 258


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