Accession Number : AD0657864

Title :   BASIC PLASMA PROCESSES.

Descriptive Note : Yearly summary technical rept. 16 Nov 65-30 Jun 67,

Corporate Author : WESTINGHOUSE RESEARCH LABS PITTSBURGH PA ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Phelps,A. V. ; Chen,C. L.

Report Date : 21 JUL 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : An experimental study of the self-broadening of cesium resonance lines was made using measurements of the transmission of white light through a cell filled with Cs. Discrepancies between previous results were resolved in favor of the older results of Gregory. It was found that recent investigators have not taken proper account of the transmission characteristics of the monochromator used in the measurements. The understanding of the role of the monochromator makes available an additional technique for the measurement of cesium and other metal vapors in power conversion devices. The results of exploratory measurements of the scattering of resonance radiation are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CESIUM, RESONANCE ABSORPTION), (*PLASMAS(PHYSICS), *ENERGY CONVERSION), LINE SPECTRA, ATOMIC ENERGY LEVELS, MONOCHROMATORS, VAPORS, ALKALI METALS, THERMIONIC CONVERTERS, MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC GENERATORS

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE