Spectroscopy of Fission Fragment Excited Atmospheric Pressure Argon and Xenon Plasmas
AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB United States
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Results of a spectroscopic investigation of atmospheric pressure Ar and Xe excited by fission fragments are reported. Spectra were taken at various distances from a planar fission fragment source, and a combined analytical and experimental absolute system calibration permitted estimation of excited state densities. The study was undertaken as part of an effort to develop new nuclear pumped laser systems, for which Ar and Xe are candidates.