Direct and indirect radiolytic effects in highly concentrated aqueous solutions of bromide.

@article{Balcerzyk2011DirectAI,
  title={Direct and indirect radiolytic effects in highly concentrated aqueous solutions of bromide.},
  author={Anna Balcerzyk and Jay Allen Laverne and Mehran Mostafavi},
  journal={The journal of physical chemistry. A},
  year={2011},
  volume={115 17},
  pages={
          4326-33
        }
}
Highly concentrated aqueous solutions of bromide were used to examine the total radical yield in the direct decomposition of water by γ-rays. Bromide concentrations were varied up to 6 M at which almost all OH(•) radicals, H(•) atoms, and hydrated electrons produced in the picosecond range oxidize bromide to ultimately form Br(3)(-), a stable species that can easily be measured with a spectrometer. Considering only the decomposition of water in the presence of air and in acidic conditions, the… CONTINUE READING
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