Accession Number : AD0420683

Title :   RELATIVE INTENSITY MEASUREMENTS IN MICROWAVE SPECTROSCOPY,

Corporate Author : HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MASS MALLINCKRODT LAB

Personal Author(s) : Esbitt,Alan S. ; Wilson,E. Bright ,Jr.

Report Date : 1943

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : A method is described for the measurement of peak intensity ratios of gas phase microwave absorption lines. Large errors associated with multiple reflections in the waveguide have been eliminated by careful design and the use of ferrite isolators. Detector nonlinearities have been neutralized by using a precisely calibrated step attenuator allowing both lines involved in a ratio to be displayed with approximately the same amplitude. Means of minimizing additional sources of error are discussed. Application of the method to a number of problems indicates that ratios accurate to a few percent can be obtained. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MICROWAVE SPECTROSCOPY, ABSORPTION SPECTRA), (*INTENSITY, MEASUREMENT), CRYSTAL DETECTORS, WAVEGUIDES, STANDING WAVE RATIOS, MICROWAVES, REFLECTION, ABSORPTION, ERRORS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE