Chemiluminescence Reactions Involving Metal Vapors
A brief survey of recent experimental work on metal vapors at our laboratories is given. Results of chemiluminescence of group Ia and IIb metal atoms excited by a Lewis-Rayleigh nitrogen afterglow are presented. For group Ia atoms, we have found evidence that the exciting species in the afterglow is N2(A) rather than N2(X)v as previously proposed. A demonstration of spin conservation during collisions of the second kind is seen in the excitation of group IIb atoms and relative quenching of electronically excited nitrogen states is noted.
KeywordsTranslational Energy Alkali Atom Excited State Energy Triplet Level Spin Conservation
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