dc.creator Freund, Robert S. en_US dc.date.accessioned 2006-06-15T13:23:10Z dc.date.available 2006-06-15T13:23:10Z dc.date.issued 1970 en_US dc.identifier 1970-Z-5 en_US dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1811/8623 dc.description Author Institution: Bell Telephone Laboratories Incorporated en_US dc.description.abstract Electron impact on $O_{2}$ can dissociate it into atoms with several eV of translational kinetic energy. From measurements of this kinetic energy (by the time-of-flight method) and from knowledge of the electronic states of the fragment atoms, repulsive potential curves can be determined. In this experiment, the detector is sensitive only to metastable states; in the oxygen atom these states are 3s $^{b} S^{o}$ at 9.1 eV and long-lived high-lying Rydberg states ($n\sim$25). These high Rydberg atoms are formed by dissociation of high Rydberg molecules, which have potential curves that follow very closely those for the limiting ionic states. Consequently, these studies of neutral metastable states provide spectroscopic information on the $O^{-}_{2}$ ion as well as the neutral $O_{2}$ molecule. en_US dc.format.extent 70355 bytes dc.format.mimetype image/jpeg dc.language.iso English en_US dc.publisher Ohio State University en_US dc.title REPULSIVE POTENTIAL CURVES OF $O_{2}$ AND $O_{2}^{+}$ BY TRANSLATIONAL SPECTROSCOPY en_US dc.type article en_US
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