Accession Number : AD0684128

Title :   A SHOCK TUBE STUDY OF ATOMIC CARBON RADIATION.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : AVCO EVERETT RESEARCH LAB EVERETT MASS

Personal Author(s) : Fairbairn,A. R.

Report Date : FEB 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Observations of the emission of the atomic carbon line at 2478 A have been made in shock heated mixtures of CO, CH4 and CF4 in Ar and Ne. A lower bound for the Einstein transition probability was found. The mechanism of excitation is discussed and it appears that electrons may be the main collision partner. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CARBON, *ATOMIC SPECTROSCOPY), (*SHOCK WAVES, CARBON), HIGH TEMPERATURE, ELECTRON TRANSITIONS, ATOMIC ORBITALS, ATMOSPHERE ENTRY

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE