Accession Number : AD0787811

Title :   Chemi-Ionization Reactions of Photo-Excited K Atoms.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IND PROJECT SQUID HEADQUARTERS

Personal Author(s) : Fontijn,Arthur ; Fennelly,Paul F. ; Ellison,Roy

Report Date : SEP 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Ion production resulting from excitation of K atoms to m doublet P (m > or = 6) levels has been observed in mixtures of K with various species. Mass spectrometric data provide direct evidence for the occurrence of K(m doublet P) + K(4 doublet S) to K2(+) + e(-) and are consistent with the formation of unstable KX(+) ions from K(m doublet P) + X to KX(+) + e(-) for X = C2H4, CH4, N2. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Potassium, *Ionization, Photochemical reactions, Excitation, Atomic energy levels, Mass spectroscopy, Ions, Dimers

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE