Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy by Electron Impact Excitation

  • F. H. Read


Atomic collision processes were actively studied in the early years of atomic physics (during the early 1930’s), but then followed a rather dormant period during which the main activity in physics moved to other areas. During the past ten or so years the atomic collisions field has undergone a considerable revival, made possible by the existence of greatly improved experimental techniques, and stimulated by the need to obtain atomic collisions data for fusion and other purposes. It is the progress in this recent period that I shall discuss in these lectures. I shall concentrate on the spectroscopic aspects, and on those reactions which occur at low impact energies


Excited State Scattered Electron Helium Atom Ionization Threshold Electron Impact Excitation 
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  • F. H. Read
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  1. 1.Schuster LaboratoryThe UniversityUK

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