# Photodissociation of NO_{2} by Pulsed Laser Light at 6943A

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## Abstract

Nitrogen dioxide was photodissociated using a pulsed ruby laser at 6943A. The energy of a single photon at this wavelength was equivalent to only 57% of the dissociation energy. The mechanism proposed to account for the results was the consecutive absorption of two photons, the first resulting in a short-lived excited state. The second photon is then absorbed by the excited species resulting in dissociation.

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Nitrogen Dioxide Production Curve Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N204 Molecule Excited Species
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