Accession Number : AD0781610

Title :   The Collisional Excitation of Nitrogen by Low Energy Electrons to the Second Positive (C triplet Pi(u)) Transition.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Ader,Steven Wayne ; Doerner,William Charles

Report Date : JUN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : An experiment was conducted to determine the effective excitation cross sections for forming the C triplet Pi(u) 2nd positive state of N2 in the lowest vibrational energy level by bombarding gaseous nitrogen with electrons in the energy range 80 to 900 eV. When the nitrogen was bombarded by 250 eV electrons the effective cross section was determined to be (1.72 plus or minus .22) x 10 to the -17th power sq cm. which was the maximum value of the cross section measured. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Nitrogen, *Excitation, Experimental design, Molecular energy levels, Electron irradiation, Cross sections, Electron transitions, Theses

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE