THE HYDROPEROXYL RADICAL (HO2) PLAYS AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE PHOTOCHEMISTRY OF BOTH THE TROPOSPHERE AND THE STRATOSPHERE. IN THE TROPOSPHERE, HO2 PARTICIPATES IN OZONE FORMATION CHEMISTRY IN URBAN ENVIRONMENTS. RECOMBINATION OF HO2 IS THE ONLY KNO

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1993
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
21614
Agency Tracking Number:
21614
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1570 Pacheco St Ste E-11, Santa Fe, NM, 87501
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Alan C Stanton
(505) 984-1322
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
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Abstract
WN SOURCE OF ATMOSPHERIC HYDROGEN PEROXIDE, WHICH IS IMPORTANT IN THE CHEMISTRY OF ACID PRECIPITATION. DIRECT-MEASUREMENTS OF ATMOSPHERIC HYDROPEROXYL RADICAL CONCENTRATIONS PROVIDE IMPORTANT DATA FOR USE IN TESTING AND IMPROVING MODELS OF ATMOSPHERIC PHOTOCHEMISTRY. THE RESEARCH UTILIZES NEAR-INFRARED DIODE LASERS TO MEASURE TROPOSPHERIC HO2 CONCENTRATIONS BY ABSORPTION IN SPECTROSCOPIC BANDS NEAR 1500 NM. THIS APPROACH OFFERS IMPROVED SENSITIVITY, AS COMPARED TO MID-INFRARED METHODS, DUE TO THE HIGH POWER AND IMPROVED OPTICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF NEAR-INFRARED DIODE LASERS. LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS ARE BEING CONDUCTED TO MEASURE THE ABSORPTION CROSS SECTIONS OF HO2 NEAR 1500 NM. THE RESULTS OF THESE EXPERIMENTS PROVIDE A BASIS FOR CRITICAL ASSESSMENT OF THE FEASIBILITY OF THE TECHNIQUE FOR TROPOSPHERIC MEASUREMENTS.

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