Laboratory Investigation of Absolute Intensity Constants of Metallic and Alkaline Earth Oxides by Nonshock-Tube Methods.
Final rept. 17 Feb 69-31 Dec 71,
PANAMETRICS INC WALTHAM MASS
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A three-year study of the measurement and analyses of molecular energy level radiative lifetimes is presented. The experiments, using blowoff vapor produced by a focused pulsed ruber laser, are described. Radiation damage near threshold is reported and discussed such thresholds we measured were significantly lower than thos reported by others. New absolute intensity constants for BaO and VO are presented, and compare well with the results from other methods. The validity of the laser blowoff method in determining meaningful level lifetimes is treated. Recommendations for future work are given. Other major publications resulting from this contract are described briefly in two appendixes. Author
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy