Pulse Radiolysis of Potassium Bromide Solutions

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Science  28 Aug 1964:
Vol. 145, Issue 3635, pp. 919-920
DOI: 10.1126/science.145.3635.919


After application of a 2-microsecond pulse of an electron beam to aqueous, aerated, acid solutions of KBr, transient spectra of Br2- and Br3- were observed. The kinetic analysis of the reactions as well as the measured values of G(H2O2), G(Br2), and G(Br3-) revealed a reaction mechanism differing from the one which is accepted for radiolysis at low intensity