Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2010

Publication Title

Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics

Volume

43

Issue

8

DOI

10.1088/0953-4075/43/8/085204

Abstract

The use of solid rare gas matrices as detectors of metastable oxygen atoms is investigated. A 100 eV electron beam colliding with N2O target gas is used as the source of O(1S). The parameters considered are surface temperature, time delay of excimer emission and spectral response to O(1S). In all cases, detector sensitivity maximized at temperatures ≤20 K. Krypton was found to provide the most sensitive surface and neon the least.

Funding Reference Number

Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

Comments

This is an author-created, un-copyedited version of an article accepted for publication/published in Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics. IOP Publishing Ltd is not responsible for any errors or omissions in this version of the manuscript or any version derived from it. The Version of Record is available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0953-4075/43/8/085204

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