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dc.contributor.advisor Stebbings, Ronald F.
dc.creatorGoeller, Lawrence Nelson
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-18T21:15:51Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-18T21:15:51Z
dc.date.issued 1984
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/103978
dc.description.abstract A crossed atomic beam/pulsed laser technique and electric field ionization are used to study Rb(nS,nP,nD)-Xe collisions for 27 =< n =< 7. Parent nS, nP, nD atoms are most often destroyed by mixing to the states of high-1 that lie nearest in energy to the parent level. The 1-mixed population is monitored at several specific times after laser fire and the data are fit to a. rate equation to determine the rate constants for state changing. At higher values of n, the data approach agreement with theoretical models involving the Born Approximation and information determined from free-electron scattering cross-sections. Discrepancies between theory and experiment at lower n can be partially explained by considering the relatively large energy separations between the initial and final states, although it may be necessary to consider the relation of initial- and final-state wavefunctions as well. Present results are compared to other experimental data.
dc.format.extent 72 pp
dc.language.iso eng
dc.title State-changing in Rb(Ns, Np, Nd)-Xenon collisions
dc.identifier.digital RICE1604
dc.contributor.committeeMember Dunning, F. Barry;Mutchler, Gordon S.
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Physics
thesis.degree.discipline Natural Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts
dc.format.digitalOrigin reformatted digital
dc.identifier.callno Thesis Phys. 1984 Goeller
dc.identifier.citation Goeller, Lawrence Nelson. "State-changing in Rb(Ns, Np, Nd)-Xenon collisions." (1984) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/103978.


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