Accession Number:

ADA179154

Title:

Low-Energy Collisions of Excited Atoms.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 May 84-30 Apr 85,

Corporate Author:

LA JOLLA INST CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-05-29

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Alkali-halogen and alkali-alkali systems have been studied including Sodium-Bromine, Na-Chlorine, Na-Na, and Na-Na. All atoms were in the ground state except Na, which represents Na in the first electronic state. Merging-beams techniques were used for the former systems and beam-gas for the latter. Laser radiation was employed to generate Na either in the beam or the gas. Theoretical predictions of cross sections for Na-Br and Na-Cl have been made by Faist and Levine and are in good agreement with these experimental results. Comparisons of cress sections for Na-Na and Na show that electronic excitation of Na greatly enhances ion-pair production. Keywords Collisions.

Subject Categories:

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE