Accession Number : ADD095283

Title :   Critical Review of Ultraviolet Photoabsorption Cross Sections for Molecules of Astrophysical and Aeronomic Interest,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL STANDARD REFERENCE DATA SYSTEM

Personal Author(s) : Hudson, R D

Report Date : Aug 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 113

Abstract : This paper is devoted to a critical review of photoabsorption cross sections for molecules of aeronomic and astrophysical interest at wavelengths less than 3000 A. A discussion of the relative merits of various experimental techniques is given along with possible systematic and random errors that may be associated with them. The problems in data analysis associated with finite spectral bandwidths are reviewed, with special emphasis on the interpretation of published absorption cross sections. This review does not contain a complete set of cross-section-versus-wavelength values for each molecule; the prepared figures are used to compare the results of several determinations or to point out where difficulties of interpretation might arise. However, references to all papers believed to contain the more reliable data are given. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ABSORPTION SPECTRA, *ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION, *PHOTON CROSS SECTIONS, *PHOTODISSOCIATION, *ABSORPTION CROSS SECTIONS, EXCITATION, DATA PROCESSING, ERRORS, RELIABILITY, FREQUENCY, LITERATURE SURVEYS, MOLECULES, ASTROPHYSICS, BANDWIDTH, TABLES(DATA), EXPERIMENTAL DATA

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE