Accession Number:

ADA136448

Title:

Reactions of Metastable Rare Gases with Copper Atoms.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 1 Oct 79-30 Sep 82,

Corporate Author:

BEN-GURION UNIV OF THE NEGEV BEERSHEBA (ISRAEL)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The rate constants for quenching of He23S and of Ne, Ar, Kr and Xe in the 3P2 state by copper atoms have been measured at room temperature using a flowing afterglow technique and found to be 0.93, 0.2, 1.4, 2.3 and 2.6 x 10 to the minus 10th cu cmsec, respectively. The rate constants have been measured indirectly applying an internal calibration method in which the copper atoms are used as both quenchers and tracers. It is suggests that the relatively small quenching rate of Ne3P2 by CU might contribute to its successful use as a buffer gas in the copper-vapor laser.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry
  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE