Accession Number : ADA192505

Title :   Study of Energy Levels and Decay Mechanisms for Singlet Rydberg States of Molecular Nitrogen.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. for 1 Oct 83-1 Aug 87,

Corporate Author : HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s) : Pipkin, F M

PDF Url : ADA192505

Report Date : 15 Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : This report summarizes a series of investigations of the singlet Rydberg States of molecular nitrogen. The objective of the research was to use laser excitation out of a metastable singlet state in N2 to study the energy levels and decay mechanisms for the high lying singlet Rydberg and valence states. The first section summarizes the current knowledge of these states. The second section describes the initial attempts to produce a beam of molecules in the a'(0)1 epsilon +g state and use laser excitation to gain access to higher lying singlet states. Keywords: Infrared radiation, Backgrounds, Rydberg states, Nitrogen.

Descriptors :   *DECAY, *MOLECULAR PROPERTIES, *NITROGEN, *MOLECULAR ENERGY LEVELS, EXCITATION, INFRARED RADIATION, LASERS, MOLECULES, METASTABLE STATE, LASER APPLICATIONS, THERMAL RADIATION

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE