Accession Number : AD0657805

Title :   THE PHYSICS OF METASTABLE SYSTEMS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Feb 66-31 Jan 67,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AUSTIN DEPT OF PHYSICS

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

Report Date : MAY 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : A summary is given of studies involving the various processes for the production and destruction of energetic species of the rare gases. The program of investigation involved the determination of all the various mechanisms for reaction together with the rate constants and the dependence of these upon gas and electron temperatures, densities, impurities, container size and walls, etc. Many of these reactions were investigated in active discharges as well as in afterglows. The main diagnostic tool was spectroscopy, either emission or absorption depending upon the nature of the system under investigation.

Descriptors :   (*RARE GASES, MOLECULAR ENERGY LEVELS), GAS DISCHARGES, HELIUM, ARGON, KRYPTON, XENON, EXCITATION, CONTINUOUS SPECTRA, REACTION KINETICS, OPTICAL PUMPING, AFTERGLOWS, ABSORPTION SPECTRA

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE