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Educational background:
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1978

Dr. Monts' research interests are:

  • Atomic and molecular physics
  • Development of laser-based and optical diagnostic techniques for characterization of atomic and molecular species in off-gases of hazardous mixed waste thermal treatment systems
  • Laser optogalvanic spectroscopy
  • Photofragmentation-laser induced fluorescence spectroscopy
  • Emission spectroscopy

Spectral Atlas of Nitrogen Oxide: 5530-6480 A

Monts, David L.
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123579503

Many years ago investigators began work on the visible spectrum of NO2 in anticipation that new laser techniques would prove the key to unlock this molecule's mysteries, namely, the difficulty of making spectroscopic assignments and the anomalous behavior of its radiative properties. We chose to concentrate our efforts in the region from 5500 to 6500 A, because it was our belief that the spectrum of this molecule would be simpler in this region than in the more congested region toward the blue and because this region is readily accessible with commonly available laser sources, such as pulsed and cw tunable dye lasers. In the course of these studies we found it necessary to take high resolution absorption spectra in order to carry out rotational analyses of some very limited portions of the NO2 visible system. These spectra are available here, as well as a collection of material pertinent to the spectroscopy and structure of the ground and excited states of NO2.