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Production of DF* from Polytetrafluoroethylene and Deuterium Plasma as Observed in the Mid-Infrared by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy

Volume 34, Number 4 (Aug. 1980) Page 408-410

Gallaher, T.N.; DeVore, T.C.; Carter, R.O.; Anderson, C.


The reaction of a deuterium plasma and polytetrafluoroethylene has been investigated. Vibrationally excited DF* (up to v' = 3) has been observed in emission via Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. The vibrational and rotational temperatures suggest that a mechanism similar to that found previously for the reaction between H atoms and the fluoroethylenes is responsible for the production of the DF.