CN radical reaction rate measurements by time-resolved FM spectroscopy Academic Article uri icon


  • Time-resolved frequency-modulation spectroscopy is shown to be an effective method for measuring the rates of gas-phase reactions. As an example, the rate constant for the reaction of CN with C2H4 at 298 K is measured to be 2.5 0.2 10-10 cm3s-1, in good agreement with other literature values. The efficiency and sensitivity of this technique will be of interest to the chemical kineticist.

published proceedings

  • International Journal of Chemical Kinetics

author list (cited authors)

  • North, S. W., Fei, R., Sears, T. J., & Hall, G. E.

citation count

  • 22

complete list of authors

  • North, SW||Fei, R||Sears, TJ||Hall, GE

publication date

  • January 1997