Electronic-excitation transfer collisions in flames—VI.... (1974) Open access

Title Electronic-excitation transfer collisions in flames—VI. Interpretation of the temperature dependence of alkali-quenching by N2 and general conclusions about the energy transfer mechanism
Published in Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, Vol. 14, No. 11, p.1143-. ISSN 0022-4073.
Author Lijnse, P.L.
Date 1974-11
Language English
Type Article
Publisher Elsevier
Abstract The experimental temperature dependence of alkali-N2 quenching cross sections is explained semi-quantitatively by a simple theoretical model, based on an ionic intermediate state, in which attractive van-der-Waals forces play an essential role. Using this model, quenching experiments are compared with Na(32P)-N2 excitation measurements in molecular beams. From this comparison it is concluded that the distribution of relative cross sections for specific vibrational transitions during the quenching process can be described by a distribution calculated by ,(8) whereas the distribution given by (18) has to be rejected. Resonant vibrational-electronic energy transfer is not important.
Persistent Identifier URN:NBN:NL:UI:10-18167
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