AFTERGLOW ATOMIC COLLISION PROCESSES.
Joint technical rept.,
PITTSBURGH UNIV PA
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Inforation is presented concerning atomic collisions involving electrons, ions, excited atoms, and normal atoms at near-thermal energies which has been obtained from afterglow studies, that is, from the study of the behavior of an ionized gas following the removal of external ionizing agents. We shall first describe briefly some of the principal techniques which have been used in afterglow investigations, then discuss the classes of atomic collision processes which have been successfully studied by these methods, and finally choose representative examples to illustrate the scope of the atomic collision measurements. Author