Heterogeneous Catalyzed Photolysis Via Photoacoustic Spectroscopy

  1. David R. Schryer
  1. L. Robbin Martin and
  2. Marilyn Wun-Fogle

Published Online: 21 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM026p0143

Heterogeneous Atmospheric Chemistry

Heterogeneous Atmospheric Chemistry

How to Cite

Martin, L. R. and Wun-Fogle, M. (1982) Heterogeneous Catalyzed Photolysis Via Photoacoustic Spectroscopy, in Heterogeneous Atmospheric Chemistry (ed D. R. Schryer), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM026p0143

Author Information

  1. The Aerospace Corporation, Laboratory Operations,P.O. Box 92957, Los Angeles, California 90009

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1982

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900513

Online ISBN: 9781118663813



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We have measured the ultraviolet absorption spectra of CFCl3 and NO2 physically adsorbed on lithium fluoride (LiF). The technique employed was photoacoustic spectroscopy, which is sensitive to small amounts of material adsorbed on powdered solids. Preliminary results indicate that the optical absorption band of CFCl3 is broadened by contact with the solid LiF. Broadening of this kind may be responsible for reported long-wavelength photolysis of these molecules on transparent solids. Broadening of the NO2 absorption band was not seen on LiF.