INDEX OF REFRACTION OF EXCITED MONATOMIC GASES.
BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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The average polarizability per particle is formulated for an excited monatomic gas. In contrast to the usual procedure of neglecting excited state contributions, a lower bound is obtained considering only atomic excited states. The result shows that for an equilibrium argon plasma previous values of the effective polarizability may be too small by at least a factor of two. Author
- Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics