Techniques of Flash Photolysis

  • S. Claesson
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 12)


In this article an elementary discussion is given of the design and properties of a flash-photolysis apparatus. Special emphasis is placed on simple and reliable performance. The design of discharge circuitry, flash lamps and other experimental aspects are referred to as a means to get good data from simple experiments. Properties of a flash photolysis apparatus are illustrated by seven units built in Uppsala ranging from 500J to 200,000J in energy and lamp voltages between 1kV and 100kV. Some simple statistical means for the interpretation of experimental data are also given.


Coaxial Cable Flash Photolysis Flash Lamp Ammonium Chloride Solution Pulse Transformer 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Claesson
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  1. 1.Institute of Physical ChemistryUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden

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