Accession Number:

ADA112402

Title:

Theoretical Studies of Metal Oxides.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 30 Sep 78-31 Oct 81,

Corporate Author:

HARVARD COLL OBSERVATORY CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Detailed calculations are carried out of the potential energy curves of the low-lying singlet and triplet states of MgO and the electric dipole transition moments between the states are obtained. Using the results, a comprehensive analysis of spectral line data is possible and the mechanisms by which MgO is dissociated by photons can be identified. Preliminary estimates suggest a radiative lifetime of 2.1 x 10 of the minus 8th seconds for the B 1Sigma state and of 2.8 x 10 to the minus 4th seconds for the A 1PI state. Some calculations on MgO have been carried out. We predict an ionization potential for MgO of 7.9 eV.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE