It has been found that, under certain conditions, a chemical reaction occurs between silver and ozone. The products of this reaction are silver oxides and oxygen. When heated to a certain temperature, the silver oxides are decomposed into silver and oxygen. If this reaction were produced, then the amount of oxygen resulting from the decomposition would be a measure of the amount of ozone originally present.
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Oxide Formation, Oxide Decomposition, Silver Oxide, Silver Peroxide
Chanin, Lorne Maxwell. "Oxidation of Silver as a Method of Measuring Ozone Concentration." (1951). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/phyc_etds/98