Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1984, 49, 1354-1359

Spatial temperature distribution in CW CO2 laser photosensitized reactions

Pavel Kubát and Josef Pola

Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 165 02 Prague - Suchdol


The temperature distribution in gaseous SF6 and SF6-inert gas samples under irradiation with cw CO2 laser measured by a thermocouple technique is confronted with the results of a computational procedure neglecting heat convection. The results are helpful in understanding the effect of the inert gas on the distribution of temperature and the size of the reacting hot volume in the cw laser-photosensitized chemical reactions.