Electron Impact Cross Sections for Molecular Lasers
Final technical rept. 1 Jul 1975-30 Jun 1983
YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN CT DEPT OF APPLIED PHYSICS
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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.
- Physical Chemistry
- Lasers and Masers
- Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics