BASIC PLASMA PROCESSES.
Yearly summary technical rept. 16 Nov 65-30 Jun 67,
WESTINGHOUSE RESEARCH LABS PITTSBURGH PA ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR SCIENCES
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An experimental study of the self-broadening of cesium resonance lines was made using measurements of the transmission of white light through a cell filled with Cs. Discrepancies between previous results were resolved in favor of the older results of Gregory. It was found that recent investigators have not taken proper account of the transmission characteristics of the monochromator used in the measurements. The understanding of the role of the monochromator makes available an additional technique for the measurement of cesium and other metal vapors in power conversion devices. The results of exploratory measurements of the scattering of resonance radiation are discussed. Author
- Electric Power Production and Distribution
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics