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Title: Observation of luminescent spectra in low energy ion--neutral collisions. Progress report, June 1, 1978--May 31, 1979. [Summaries of research activities at Univ. Mississippi]

Abstract

Recent experiments on energy transfer processes in atomic and molecular interactions are described. Of particular interest are the results of studies involving energetically excited atoms. Using laser excitation, collisions between excited sodium atoms were found to form both ionic and highly excited neutral products, neither of which is energetically possible unless both reactant atoms are excited. It is shown that energy from the laser beam is stored in sodium atoms and returned to the system in subsequent collisions between excited species. 15 references.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Missouri Univ., St. Louis (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6161528
Report Number(s):
COO-2718-6
TRN: 79-011672
DOE Contract Number:  
EY-76-S-02-2718
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; ATOM COLLISIONS; ENERGY TRANSFER; MOLECULE COLLISIONS; SODIUM; ATOM-ATOM COLLISIONS; ATOMS; CHEMICAL REACTION YIELD; CROSS SECTIONS; EXCITATION; ION-ATOM COLLISIONS; IONS; LASERS; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; ALKALI METALS; CHARGED PARTICLES; COLLISIONS; ELEMENTS; ENERGY-LEVEL TRANSITIONS; ION COLLISIONS; METALS; YIELDS; 640304* - Atomic, Molecular & Chemical Physics- Collision Phenomena

Citation Formats

Leventhal, J.J. Observation of luminescent spectra in low energy ion--neutral collisions. Progress report, June 1, 1978--May 31, 1979. [Summaries of research activities at Univ. Mississippi]. United States: N. p., 1979. Web. doi:10.2172/6161528.
Leventhal, J.J. Observation of luminescent spectra in low energy ion--neutral collisions. Progress report, June 1, 1978--May 31, 1979. [Summaries of research activities at Univ. Mississippi]. United States. doi:10.2172/6161528.
Leventhal, J.J. Thu . "Observation of luminescent spectra in low energy ion--neutral collisions. Progress report, June 1, 1978--May 31, 1979. [Summaries of research activities at Univ. Mississippi]". United States. doi:10.2172/6161528. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6161528.
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author = {Leventhal, J.J.},
abstractNote = {Recent experiments on energy transfer processes in atomic and molecular interactions are described. Of particular interest are the results of studies involving energetically excited atoms. Using laser excitation, collisions between excited sodium atoms were found to form both ionic and highly excited neutral products, neither of which is energetically possible unless both reactant atoms are excited. It is shown that energy from the laser beam is stored in sodium atoms and returned to the system in subsequent collisions between excited species. 15 references.},
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