Contribution to Book
Advances In Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Metastables, Rare gas, matrices, Dissociative excitation, Oxygen singlet-S and singlet-D, Electron impact, Lifetime shortening
The use of rare gas matrices for the detection of a variety of low-energy metastable species, particularly those from atoms with an np4 outer electron configuration, is discussed in detail. The historical development of the detector is outlined and its performance as a function of rare gas, matrix temperature, and metastable species is discussed. Examples of its use are given for electron impact dissociation of a wide variety of oxygen and sulfur containing targets.
Mcconkey, J. W. and Kedzierski, Wladyslaw. (2014). Advances In Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics. Advances In Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 63, 1-46.