Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-2013

Publication Title

Canadian Journal of Physics

Volume

91

Issue

12

First Page

1044

Last Page

1048

DOI

10.1139/cjp-2013-0255

Keywords

34.80.Dp, Ht.33.20, kf.37.20+j, 34.35+a

Abstract

We have studied the excitation of metastable O(1D) following dissociative excitation of CO2 in the electron impact energy range from threshold to 400 eV. A solid Ne matrix at ∼20 K forms the heart of the detector. This is sensitive to the metastable species through the formation of excited excimers (NeO*), The resultant excimer radiation is readily detected, providing a means of measuring the production of the metastables. Using a pulsed electron beam and time-of-flight techniques, we have measured the O(1D) kinetic energy spectrum and its relative production cross sections as a function of electron impact energy. Threshold energy data are used to gain information about the excitation channels involved. In addition, an emission excitation function for the red photons, emitted in coincidence with the exciting electron pulse, has been measured in the 0–400 eV energy range.

Comments

This is an accepted version of an article that is available at Canadian Journal of Physics, https://doi.org/10.1139/cjp-2013-0255

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