Accession Number : ADA139369

Title :   A Detailed Consideration of Resonance Radiation Trapping in the Argon Inductively Coupled Plasma.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Mills,J W ; Hieftje,G M

PDF Url : ADA139369

Report Date : 09 Mar 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : The extent and duration of trapping of argon resonance radiation (106.7 nm and 104.8 nm) in the ICP was calculated using a model incorporating line shape contributions from both Doppler and pressure broadening. The trap was found to be at the pressure-broadened limit, giving an escape factor of .00079 when excitation of the 4s states in the plasma annulus is assumed. Theoretical apparent radiative lifetimes tau sub app for argon 3P1 and 1P1 resonance states are calculated to be 8 microseconds and 1.9 microseconds respectively. The quartet of 4s states, rapidly mixed by electron collisions, are presumed to share an overall apparent radiative lifetime tau sub app = 1.6 microseconds for the purpose of plasma modeling. Effects of this radiation trapping on the argon 4s atom density and on electron-ion recombination are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Argon, *Trapping(Charged particles), *Plasmas(Physics), Excitation, Atomic orbitals, Resonance radiation, Inductance, Coupling(Interaction), Chemical analysis

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE