Document Type

Contribution to Book

Publication Date

2014

Publication Title

Advances In Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics

Volume

63

First Page

1

Last Page

46

DOI

10.1016/B978-0-12-800129-5.00001-8

Keywords

Metastables, Rare gas, matrices, Dissociative excitation, Oxygen singlet-S and singlet-D, Electron impact, Lifetime shortening

Abstract

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.

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