Accession Number : AD0777287

Title :   Excitation by Electronic and Atomic Collisions of Rare Gases Occurring in the Atmosphere.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 16 Jan 69-31 Dec 73,


Personal Author(s) : Lin,Chun C.

Report Date : 14 FEB 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : A theoretical scheme for characterizing the excitation functions and cross sections of neon has been developed. The results are in good agreement with experiment. Electron excitation functions of some 30 states of argon have been measured, and the results can be explained by extending the theoretical scheme described above. The ionization-excitation cross sections of He to the 4s,p,d,f, states of He(+) have been measured. Electron excitation functions of some 15 states of potassium have been measured. Electron excitation cross sections of individual magnetic sublevels of 4 doublet P(3/2) of K have been measured. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Excitation, *Electron irradiation, *Helium, *Neon, *Argon, *Potassium, Gas ionization, Cross sections, Atomic energy levels

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE