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