Accession Number:

ADA141754

Title:

Electron Impact Cross Sections for Molecular Lasers

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 1 Jul 1975-30 Jun 1983

Corporate Author:

YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN CT DEPT OF APPLIED PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-04-27

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

This project deals with electron impact experiments on atoms and molecules relevant to the development of the N2-CO2 and rare-gas halide lasers. Cross sections for state-of-state transitions in a variety of collisional processes rotational, vibrational, and electronic excitation dissociative attachment have been determined in the first 4 eV of threshold and are generally found to exhibit great enhancement attributable to resonances. Highlights of the methods of cross-section measurement are also presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Lasers and Masers
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE