Ozone: Decomposition by Ionizing Radiation

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Science  22 Jan 1965:
Vol. 147, Issue 3656, pp. 393-394
DOI: 10.1126/science.147.3656.393


The decomposition of ozone by ionizing radiation is explained by a negative ion-chain mechanism. That this mechanism may be pertinent is indicated by the results obtained from the irradiation of liquid oxygen and the irradiation of oxygen containing nitrogen.