Accession Number : AD0642118

Title :   INFLUENCE OF ATOMIC-OXYGEN ABSORPTION-LINE SERIES ON CROSS-SECTION MEASUREMENTS.

Descriptive Note : Physical sciences research papers,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s) : Huffman,R. E. ; Larrabee,J. C. ; Tanaka,Y.

Report Date : 02 MAY 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Many new absorption lines and series were recently observed which belong to the atomic oxygen ground state 2s2 2p4 triplet-P in the 600-960 A wavelength region. In this report, it is pointed out that some anomalously large cross-section measurements using line background sources can be understood, since there will be absorption by the atomic oxygen lines as well as the ionization continuum. The cross-sections are in better agreement with theoretical calculations when this additional absorption is considered. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OXYGEN, *LINE SPECTRA), (*ULTRAVIOLET SPECTROSCOPY, OXYGEN), ABSORPTION SPECTRA, PROBABILITY, ATOMIC ENERGY LEVELS, GROUND STATE, CONTINUOUS SPECTRA

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE