The formation ratio of the two spin-orbit states, 3P0/ 3P2, of the metastable argon, Ar*, was investigated by the glow discharge of a pulsed Ar supersonic beam. The 3P0 / 3P2 ratio decreased with the increase of the glow discharge potential Vg, by which the electron bombardment initiates the discharge. The observed Vg-dependence clearly showed an inverse behavior against Vg as compared with that in the conventional electron impact by low beam densities.
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 1996|
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