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Diagnostics of electric fields in plasma using Stark spectroscopy of krypton and xenon atoms

Jiang, T.; Bowden, M. D.; Wagenaars, E.; Stoffels, E. and Kroesen, G. M. W. (2006). Diagnostics of electric fields in plasma using Stark spectroscopy of krypton and xenon atoms. New Journal of Physics, 8(9) 202-1-202-14.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/8/9/202
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Abstract

We report the development of laser diagnostic techniques based on Stark spectroscopy of xenon and krypton atoms. Measurements of Stark spectra from the sheath regions of glow discharges were performed. Experimental results were compared to theoretical calculation results by solving the Schrodinger equation for xenon and krypton atoms. Good agreement between the calculation results and experimental results for the excitations from 5s to nf for krypton and 6s' to nf for xenon was achieved. Furthermore we found that energy levels of higher p states of krypton atoms were clearly shifted in the presence of an electric field.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1367-2630
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Physical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Item ID: 16037
Depositing User: Users 8955 not found.
Date Deposited: 12 May 2009 15:39
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:27
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/16037
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