Accession Number : AD0709077

Title :   AN ATTEMPT TO DETECT THE LYMAN-ALPHA RADIATION FROM POSITRONIUM.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Fagg,L. W.

Report Date : 24 JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The report describes an unsuccessful attempt to detect the Lyman-alpha radiation from the positronium atom. Pertinent aspects of positronium formation, Lyman-alpha emission, and subsequent decay are briefly introduced. A description of the experimental apparatus and procedure is presented. The results are discussed along with suggestions for improvements for future attempts. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*POSITRONIUM, *ATOMIC SPECTROSCOPY), ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION

Subject Categories : Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE