Accession Number:

AD0720817

Title:

Classical Path Calculations of Impact Broadening Operator for the Stark Broadening of H sub alpha.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE RESEARCH LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

75.0

Abstract:

Previous classical path calculations of the impact-broadening operator phi for the Stark broadening of the hydrogen line H sub alpha are reviewed. Phi is then computed by solving numerically for the S-matrices using the straight-line-classical path approximation. All contributing mutipoles in the perturber-atom interaction Vt are included and time ordering of the operators in the S-matrices is retained. The resulting phi matrix elements are compared with the previous approximations. The effects on the H sub alpha line profile are considered. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE