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Electronic energy partitioning in the reactions of metastable Mg*(3P) and Ca*(3P,1D) atoms with halogenated methanes CX4 (X = F, Cl, Br)
Author(s): B. Pranszke; P. Kierzkowski; A. Kowalski; M. Menzinger
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Paper Abstract

Collisions of metastable Mg*(3P) and Ca*(3P, 1D) atoms with CF4, CCl4, and CBr4 were studied in a beam-gas arrangement. The total attenuation cross sections determined for the reactive systems vary in a wide range increasing with electron affinity of the target gas. The reactions of metastable Mg*(3P) with CX4 yield no chemiluminescence. All Ca* + CX4 reactions give electronically excited CaX* products and the chemiluminescence yield increases with reaction exo-ergicity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 2005
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5849, Fifth Workshop on Atomic and Molecular Physics, (1 June 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.629490
Show Author Affiliations
B. Pranszke, Univ. of Gdansk (Poland)
P. Kierzkowski, Univ. of Gdansk (Poland)
A. Kowalski, Univ. of Gdansk (Poland)
M. Menzinger, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5849:
Fifth Workshop on Atomic and Molecular Physics
Jerzy Kwela; Ryszard Drozdowski; Tomasz J. Wasowicz, Editor(s)

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