Ann. Phys. Fr.
Volume 14, Number 5, 1989
|Page(s)||467 - 604|
|Published online||01 June 2004|
Interactions of noble gas atoms. Processes due to elastic scattering
Department of Optics and Spectroscopy, Institute of Physics, Leningrad State University, Ulianovskaia 1, 198904 Leningrad, U.S.S.R
2 Institute of Solid State Physics, boul. Lenin 72, 1784 Sofia, Bulgaria
In the present review, the semiempirical method of construction of quasi-molecular terms for nonsymmetrical noble gas atom pairs is presented. The constructed terms form the basis of discussion of the data on excited atom diffusion in noble gas mixture ; collision-induced satellites of forbidden and resonance lines ; collision depolarization of excited atoms; radiative quenching of metastable atoms; broadening and shift of the spectral lines.
PACS: 3440 – Elastic scattering of atoms and molecules / 3150 – Excited states of atoms and molecules
Key words: atomic excited states / atomic metastable states / atomic spectral line breadth / elastic scattering of atoms and molecules / inert gases / radiation quenching / forbidden lines / inert gas atoms / nonsymmetrical inert gas atom pairs / collision depolarisation / elastic scattering / semiempirical method / quasimolecular terms / collision induced satellites / resonance lines / radiative quenching / metastable atoms / broadening / shift / spectral lines
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