Low-Energy Collisions of Excited Atoms.
Final rept. 1 May 84-30 Apr 85,
LA JOLLA INST CA
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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.
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
- Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics