Accession Number:

AD0759010

Title:

Departure from Local Thermodynamic Equilibrium (LTE) in an Oxygen Plasma. I. Radiative Cascade Limit.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

A radiative cascade model of the excited state population densities in a recombining oxygen plasma is described. The departure from local thermodynamic equilibrium LTE coefficients calculated using all atomic energy levels up to principal quantum number 20 are obtained for all angular momentum states. The emitted infrared radiation is also discussed. Author

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE