TITLE

Apparatus for measuring electron-impact excitation cross sections using fast metastable atoms

AUTHOR(S)
Boffard, John B.; Lagus, Mark E.; Anderson, L.W.; Lin, Chun C.
PUB. DATE
August 1996
SOURCE
Review of Scientific Instruments;Aug1996, Vol. 67 Issue 8, p2738
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Describes an apparatus for measuring absolute cross sections due to electron-impact excitation out of the metastable levels of rare-gas atoms via the optical method focused specifically on excitation out of the 23S metastable helium level. Preparation of metastable helium target by charge exchange between 1.6 keV Helium ions and cesium vapor.
ACCESSION #
4376454

 

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