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Nature of third continua in rare gases
Author(s): A. M. Boichenko; Victor F. Tarasenko; Sergey I. Yakovlenko
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Paper Abstract

The studies on third continua in rare gases carried out over the last decade are considered. The comprehensive analysis of the available experimental data confirms our earlier interpretation of the nature of third continua. When dense rare gases (at a pressure on the order of and higher than one atmosphere) are excited with a hard ionizer (electron or ion beams or short-wavelength photons), the dominant contribution to the emission of third continua comes from transitions of singly charged dimer ions from the first electronically excited bound states to repulsive states correlated with the ground electronic states of ions and atoms.

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Date Published: 24 April 2000
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 4071, International Conference on Atomic and Molecular Pulsed Lasers III, (24 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.383464
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A. M. Boichenko, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Victor F. Tarasenko, Institute of High-Current Electronics (Russia)
Sergey I. Yakovlenko, General Physics Institute (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4071:
International Conference on Atomic and Molecular Pulsed Lasers III
Victor F. Tarasenko; Georgy V. Mayer; Gueorgii G. Petrash, Editor(s)

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