Reexamination of the O(3P yields 1D) Excitation Rate by Thermal Electron Impact
PHILLIPS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA
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The theoretical and experimental electron impact excitation cross sections that have been reported in the literature the last two decades are used to derive excitation rates by thermal electron impact. The derived rates are represented by a simple parametric formula which should prove useful in atmospheric airglow and electron gas thermal balance studies.
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy