The enhancement of the Li+H2→LiH+H reaction due to laser excitation of the Li atom to the 2p state has been investigated using absorption techniques. Using a rate equation model we obtain from our data a reaction cross-section σ[Li(2p)+H2→LiH+H]=(0.10±0.03)Å2 at 515°C. By selectively exciting one Li isotope the reaction is made isotope selective, suggesting an efficient means of isotope separation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Applied Physics B Photophysics and Laser Chemistry|
|State||Published - Aug 1987|
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