Accession Number:

ADA023008

Title:

Analysis and Cross Sections of Vacuum UV Absorption of O2 in the Ground (X triplet Sigma (g) (-)) and Metastable (a singlet Delta g) States.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Sep 72-31 Jan 76,

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Molecular oxygen, O2 is involved in a wide variety of significant reactions in the earths upper atmosphere. However, a pre-1972 review of the literature revealed the surprising fact that much of the molecular structure of O2 in terms of term analysis, Morse-curves, etc., and the detailed quantitative photon interaction processes with O2 in the region from 6 to 15 eV were still largely unknown. The following research then represents an effort to bridge known gaps, and the resulting publications can be grouped under two general headings 1 An analysis of the Vacuum UV Absorption Spectrum of neutral O2 and 2 the Measurement of Absorption Cross Sections of O2 either in the Ground or in a Metastable State.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE