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photodissociation

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  • n. the dissociation of a molecule following the absorption of a photon

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  • After we ordered she turned her head, listening as fragments of conversation — words like "photodissociation" and "cryptoendelithic" and, yes, "ecopoiesis" — spilled over from crowded tables, journalists rehearsing the jargon for their next day's work or just struggling to understand it.

    Spin

  • The HO, O1D or Cl, or Br from photodissociation of halons, reacts with methane, CH4, to produce methyl radicals, CH3.

    Passing Gas

  • Since the later drives the Chapman cycle the ozone-oxygen process as well as photodissociation of CFCs, finding an 11 year cycle in CFC production proves nothing, and simple correlations are not going to do the job, but it is hard to slow Qing Bing down.

    Commander Coincidence

  • There are two photodissociation channels, one to H + HCO, the other to H2 +CO.

    Passing Gas

  • As I understand it, one of the things that tends to destroy water on the Moon is photodissociation by sunlight- but since the cave is so dark and deep that is not going to be as much of a problem.

    Kaguya Discovers a Lava Tube on the Moon | Universe Today

  • It lost them early in its history, however, because of rapid photodissociation of water vapor followed by escape of hydrogen to space.

    Unthreaded #16 « Climate Audit

  • They investigated their structure using experimental techniques such as mass-selected resonant two-photon ionization spectroscopy, infrared-ultraviolet double resonance spectroscopy, and infrared photodissociation spectroscopy.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • Molina and Rowland hypothesized that maximal ozone depletion from CFC destruction would take place in the middle stratosphere between 25 and 35 km, with negligible photodissociation of CFCs below 25 km.

    RealClimate

  • The photodissociation of CFCs is negligible below about 25 km.

    RealClimate

  • Each time they do, it releases H2O and CO2 into the atmosphere, increasing the rate of photodissociation seasonally.

    SPACE.com

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