Doctoral Dissertations

Abstract

"The technique of heavy-ion energy-loss spectrometry has been used to measure excitation cross sections for the (2p⁵)3s and (2p⁵)3p electronic configurations of Neon. The incident particles used were H⁺ , H⁺₂ and He⁺ at impact energies from 20-180 keV. The results are compared with previous optical measurements of the emission cross sections of lines from these levels as excited by H⁺ and He⁺ impact. Agreement is not good, either in shape or in absolute magnitude for excitation of the (2p⁵)3s configuration. However, agreement is surprisingly good for excitation of the (2p⁵)3p configuration. A curve fitting technique has been applied to extract relative singlet-triplet cross sections for levels within the (2p⁵)3s configuration. Almost no triplet excitation is observed for H⁺ and H⁺₂ impact. The former is expected while the latter is somewhat surprising. Significant triplet excitation is observed only for He⁺ impact"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Park, John T.

Committee Member(s)

Snow, William R.
Nygaard, Kaare J.
Anderson, Richard A.
Plummer, O. R.

Department(s)

Physics

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Physics

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1971

Pagination

vi, 87 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 84-86).

Rights

© 1971 George William York , Jr., All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Collisional excitation
Ion bombardment
Atomic spectra

Thesis Number

T 2620

Print OCLC #

6038697

Electronic OCLC #

875565218

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