Accession Number : AD0710355

Title :   COLLISIONAL DE-EXCITATION RATES FOR THE FIRST NEGATIVE AND SECOND POSITIVE SYSTEMS OF NITROGEN.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Walters,Ronald Francis

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : Nitrogen and nitrogen-carbon dioxide gas mixtures were excited by 1.5 MeV protons from a Van De Graaff generator. Intensity versus pressure data were recorded and plotted for the first negative (lamda=3914.4A) and for the second positive (lamda=3371.3A) transitions of molecular nitrogen. With the use of theoretical equations and the experimental data the reaction rates, k, and collisional de-excitation cross sections were calculated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NITROGEN, *EXCITATION), CARBON DIOXIDE, MOLECULAR ENERGY LEVELS, PROTON BOMBARDMENT, ELECTRON TRANSITIONS, PRESSURE, REACTION KINETICS, THESES

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE