Generation of Radicals
fluorescence spectroscopy of the ketenyl radical has been performed in
a colaboration with the Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, California.
HCCO has been produced by the photolysis of ketene, CH2CO, at 193 nm in
the early portion of a free jet expansion. The photolysis yield at 193
nm for H+HCCO is ~37% .
Degenerate four-wave mixing of OH in the molecular beam has been observed
in our labs. OH radicals are produced by photolysis of t-butyl-hydroperoxide,
(CH3)3COOH, at 248 nm.
 L.R. Brock, B. Mischler, and E.A. Rohlfing, "Laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy of the B-tilde [sup 2] Pi--X-tilde [sup 2]A[sup [double-prime]] band system of HCCO and DCCO", The Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 110, Apr. 1999, pp. 6773-6781.