Measurements of the OH A-X (0,0) 306nm absorption bandhead at 60atm and 1735K Academic Article uri icon


  • The R-branch bandhead near 306.5 nm (32,630 cm-1) of the OH A - X (0,0) system was measured in absorption at discrete frequencies for the condition 1735 K and 60 atm. Mixtures of dilute H2/O2 in argon reacted in the reflected-shock region of a high-pressure, high-purity shock tube to form transient concentrations of OH. Absorption was measured using the narrow-linewidth laser light provided by a frequency-doubled ring dye laser. Absolute concentrations of OH were derived through a detailed kinetics model and applied to the measured absorption to extract the absorption coefficient. A fit of the measured, composite absorption spectrum to one synthesized from Voigt profiles of known line strength and line position yielded, for the title conditions, a collision width (vwidth) of 2.39 + 0.19 cm-1 and a collision shift (vshift) of -0.83 0.11 cm-1. Though obtained at a density nearly 10 times STP, the measured collision width was found to be consistent with the simple proportionality between vwidth and pressure set by binary collision theory. The measured collision shift, together with other published data, was used to establish the temperature dependence of vshift through an inverse power-law. Copyright 1996 Elsevier Science Ltd.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Davidson, D. F., Roehrig, M., Petersen, E. L., DiRosa, M. D., & Hanson, R. K.

citation count

  • 31

complete list of authors

  • Davidson, DF||Roehrig, M||Petersen, EL||DiRosa, MD||Hanson, RK

publication date

  • June 1996