REACTION RATES FOR COLLISIONAL DE-EXCITATION OF THE B DOUBLET SIGMA(u)(+) STATE OF N2(+) OF THE C TRIPLET pi(u) STATE OF N2.
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Pure nitrogen and nitrogen-oxygen gas mixtures at pressures from 1 to 800 torr and 300 K were excited by 1.5 MeV protons. Intensity versus pressure data were recorded and plotted for the first negative B doublet sigmau to x doublet Sigmag transition 3914.4A, and second positive C piu to B triplet pig transition 3371.3A in nitrogen. Theoretical equations were derived for the intensity as a function of pressure, which were shown to agree quite well with the experimental data. The following reaction rates, k, and de-excitation cross sections, sigma, were obtained from the derived theoretical equations and the experimental data. Author
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