Accession Number : AD0622687

Title :   THE PHYSICS OF METASTABLE SYSTEMS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. for 1 Feb 62-31 Jan 63,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AUSTIN DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Robertson,W. W.

Report Date : 31 JAN 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A technical resume of the results of investigations is given in the following categories: cross sections for the de-excitation of helium metastable atoms by collisions with atoms; reactions of the metastable helium triplets; metastable helium atom concentration in the earth's atmosphere; calculation of cross sections for zero activation energy processes by simple collision models with emphasis on the Penning effect; and interaction of a triplet and a normal helium atom.

Descriptors :   (*HELIUM, GLOW DISCHARGES), (*ATOMS, STABILITY), MOLECULES, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, DIRECT CURRENT, ELECTRIC DISCHARGES, NUCLEAR CROSS SECTIONS, ATMOSPHERES, MOLECULAR PROPERTIES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE