Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2016

Publication Title

Review of Scientific Instruments

Volume

87

Issue

12

First Page

123110-1

Last Page

123110-5

DOI

10.1063/1.4972278

Abstract

A novel detector is described in which solid nitrogen at 17 K is used as the most significant element. Metastable particles impinge on this element and immediately transfer their internal energy to the solid nitrogen producing photons, via excimer formation or otherwise, whose wavelength depends on the metastable being detected and the energy transfer process. The performance of the instrument for the detection of atomic oxygen and molecular nitrogen metastables is discussed.

Funding Reference Number

NSERC

Comments

This is the accepted version of an article available from Review of Scientific Instruments http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4972278

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