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Laser Chemistry
Volume 15, Issue 1, Pages 47-54

The Vibrational-Translational Relaxation of CF2HCl in Argon

1Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche, Universita' di Napoli “Federico II”, Pad. 20, Mostra d'Oltremare, Napoli 80125, Italy
2Institute for Isotopic and Molecular Technology, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Received 21 September 1993

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We report in this paper results concerning the vibrational-translational (VT) rates of CF2HCl diluted in Ar as a neutral buffer. The dependence on the buffer concentration and on the initial vibrational energy distribution are obtained by using the 9R(48) and the 9R(34) CO2 laser lines for the excitation process. The differences observed between the results corresponding to the two lines bear valuable information about the dependence of the VT relaxation process on the specific initial conditions of vibrational excitation.