TITLE

Selective separation of positional isomers under the action of infrared free electron laser

AUTHOR(S)
Gorelik, Sergey; Nomaru, Keiji; Kuroda, Haruo
PUB. DATE
November 2004
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;11/8/2004, Vol. 85 Issue 19, p4529
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The possibility of positional isomer separation induced by radiation of an infrared free electron laser has been demonstrated. Experiments were carried out in 1:1 mixture of para- and meta-hexafluoroxylenes in gaseous phase. Wide tunability of free electron laser allowed for enrichment of the reaction mixture either by meta- or para-isomer. The maximum isomer selectivity achieved, defined as a ratio of dissociation yields per laser pulse of corresponding species, was higher than 300.
ACCESSION #
14974925

 

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