THE PHYSICS OF METASTABLE SYSTEMS.
Final rept. 1 Feb 66-31 Jan 67,
TEXAS UNIV AUSTIN DEPT OF PHYSICS
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A summary is given of studies involving the various processes for the production and destruction of energetic species of the rare gases. The program of investigation involved the determination of all the various mechanisms for reaction together with the rate constants and the dependence of these upon gas and electron temperatures, densities, impurities, container size and walls, etc. Many of these reactions were investigated in active discharges as well as in afterglows. The main diagnostic tool was spectroscopy, either emission or absorption depending upon the nature of the system under investigation.
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics