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Laser Chemistry
Volume 16, Issue 2, Pages 101-108

Formation of Microparticles Initiated by Excimer Laser Photolysis of Mo(CO)6

Research Centre for Technological Lasers, Russia Academy of Sciences, Shatura 140700, Moscow Region, Russia

Received 5 September 1994

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Formation of microparticles initiated by XeCl laser radiation photolysis of Mo(CO)6 mixed with buffer gas was studied. It was shown that micron-sized heavy objects (microparticles) of little mobility were formed and scattered the beam of the He-Ne probe laser. The microparticle mass and size were determined from probe laser beam scattering. The average density of microparticle was estimated (ρ ≈ 0.1 g·cm-3).