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Laser Chemistry
Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 1-7

“Single Shot” Laser Multiphoton Ionization Detection of UF5 Following the 266 nm Photodissociation of UF6

1University of Southern California, SSC 404, Mail Stop 0483, Los Angeles 90089, California, USA
2Max-Planck-Institut fur biophysikalische Chemie, Postfach 968, Gottingen 3400, Germany

Received 25 May 1982; Accepted 11 June 1982

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By using laser multiphoton ionization and a time-of-flight mass filter, we have detected nascent UF5 from the 266 nm laser photodissociation of UF6, following a single laser firing. The method can be used to monitor these species under conditions wherein isotopically selective excitation is responsible for the dissociation of UF6.