Metal Vapor Generator for Chemical Lasers
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General Sciences, Inc.
2600 Monroe Blvd., Norristown, PA, 19403
Peter D. Zavitsanos, Phd
AbstractGeneral Sciences, Inc. will use a highly exothermic solid state intermetallic reaction as a furnace powered by chemical energy which will vaporize Bismuth metal primarily to its monoatomic form. This flow of atomic vapor will be used as a fuel in combustion reactions with fluorine compounds which will form excited states of BiF(A-X) lasing in the visible part of the spectrum (blue). Proof of concept is based on the realized vapor and quantitive measurements of the Bi/Bi2 measurements. A simple portable and scaleable canister like device will be designed for Phase II construction and testing in a Laser Research Facility. In Phase II, a metal vapor generator system capable of generating large quantities of metal atoms will be developed.
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