Observation of relative population change in the 3P0 and 3P2 atates for Ar glow discharge formation

Kohei Imura, Ryotarou Midorikawa, Toshio Kasai, Hiroshi Ohoyama, Dock Chil Che

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-300
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

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