Emission spectrum and formation kinetics of neon fluoride

  • F. Steigerwald
  • W. Walter
  • H. Langhoff
  • W. Hammer


The emission spectrum and the formation kinetics of NeF* is studied using two different excitation techniques. Bye-beam excitation of a Ne/F2 mixture the yield was found to be low having a maximum at 0.2 hPa of F2 and at a low neon pressure of less than 0.2 MPa. An ion exchange reaction between Ne+ and RbF leading to NeF* was initiated by irradiation of a mixture of neon and RbF vapor using an argon-ion beam. TheDX transition of NeF* was observed at 107.0 nm, theBX transition at 108.8 nm. The kinetics of the reactions are discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Steigerwald
    • 1
  • W. Walter
    • 1
  • H. Langhoff
    • 1
  • W. Hammer
    • 2
  1. 1.Physikalisches Institut der Universität Würzburg, Am HublandWürzburgFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Institut für Strahlenphysik der Universität StuttgartStuttgartFederal Republic of Germany

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