Accession Number:

ADA050427

Title:

Highly Excited Atoms.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Apr 72-30 Sep 77,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LAB OF ELECTRONICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-11-17

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The major accomplishment under this contract was the innovation of techniques for the production and detection of highly excited atoms Rydberg atoms, and a series of studies on the properties of Rydberg atoms in strong electric fields. Partly as a result of this work, the study of Rydberg systems has developed into an important new subfield of atomic physics during the past few years already there have been two international meetings and several sessions at national meetings devoted to the subject. Much of the experimental work uses the combination of field ionization and atomic beams techniques developed under this contract. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE