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dc.contributor.advisor Sauerbrey, Roland A.
dc.creatorWarwar, Gregory C.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-03T23:56:06Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-03T23:56:06Z
dc.date.issued 1989
dc.identifier.citation Warwar, Gregory C.. "Rare gas alkali ionic excimers." (1989) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/13407.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/13407
dc.description.abstract The rare gas alkali ionic excimers (RgA)$\sp+$& are investigated as possible VUV laser sources. The detection of emission from (XeRb)$\sp+$ at 165 nm using laser produced plasma soft x-ray excitation is reported. In addition the production of (XeCs)$\sp+$ with a radiative emission at 160 nm was observed using pulsed high energy electron beam excitation. A preliminary kinetic model for the formation and quenching processes of the ionic excimer (XeCs)$\sp+$ is presented. Fair agreement of the kinetic model with experiments is obtained. In order to reproduce the experimental results a relatively long radiative lifetime ($>$140 ns) and a small electron quenching rate ($<$3 $\times$ 10$\sp{-9}$ cm$\sp3$/s) have to be assumed. A quantum mechanical model based on previous single atom Hartree-Fock calculations is presented for calculating the potential energy curves for the rare gas alkali ionic molecules. Results are compared with previous calculations based on Rittner potentials.
dc.format.extent 75 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectElectronics
Electrical engineering
dc.title Rare gas alkali ionic excimers
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Electrical and Computer Engineering
thesis.degree.discipline Engineering
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science


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