Accession Number:

AD0770195

Title:

Bound-Bound Radiation/Collisional Radiative Recombination in Oxygen and Nitrogen Plasmas

Descriptive Note:

Topical rept. 1 Jan-30 Jun 1973

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1973-09-24

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

An existing theta-pinch device has been modified to produce a low density, slowly decaying, nonthermal plasma. Using this plasma as a light source, the absolute intensity of visible line radiation originating, via dipole transitions, from the upper levels of interest can be measured. These measurements in conjunction with known atomic transition probabilities directly yield the population number densities of these upper levels. Laser scattering has been used as a diagnostic tool.

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE