Doctoral Dissertations

Abstract

"The cross sections for photoionization of excited cesium from the 62P3/2- and 6²P1/2-fine structure levels have been measured using a triple crossed-beam apparatus. Two photon beams, one for excitation and one for ionization, impinge upon an atomic beam and produce ions at the point of intersection. The relative cross section is determined from a knowledge of the ion count rate and the relative photon flux of the ionization light. The results are normalized to available theoretical calculations and compared with recombination measurements in cesium plasmas. The present cross sections are found to decrease with decreasing wavelength more rapidly than predicted by theory, but are in excellent agreement with previous experimental studies of the combined 62P-states"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Nygaard, Kaare J.

Committee Member(s)

Snow, William R.
Dolan, Tom
Schearer, Laird D.
Peacher, Jerry

Department(s)

Physics

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Physics

Sponsor(s)

University of Missouri--Rolla. Department of Physics
United States. Office of Naval Research

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1974

Pagination

vi, 62 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 58-61).

Rights

© 1974 John Daniel Jones, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Restricted Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Cesium
Photoionization
Electron impact ionization

Thesis Number

T 3026

Print OCLC #

6012984

Electronic OCLC #

912524382

Link to Catalog Record

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http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b1067263~S5

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