Gas-phase spectra of the radiative recombination of nitrogen atoms at helium temperatures Academic Article uri icon


  • The lowering of temperature from ≈ 300 K to ≈ 10 K caused drastic changes in the spectral composition of the recombinational afterglow of N atoms: the glow due to the B3Πgν″ | A 3Σ+uν″ transition with ν′ = 12-9 (λ ≈ 580 nm and λ ≈ 540 nm) disappeared whereas levels with ν′ = 8-5 (λ ≈ 560 nm) appeared. This effect is exlained in terms of Campbell and Thrush's recombination luminescence model (emitting B 3Hg state populated by radiationless transition from the lower A 3Σ+u state of the N2 molecule). © 1978.

published proceedings

  • Chemical Physics Letters

author list (cited authors)

  • Gordon, E. B., Mezhov-Deglin, L. P., Pugachev, O. F., & Khmelenko, V. V

citation count

  • 16

complete list of authors

  • Gordon, EB||Mezhov-Deglin, LP||Pugachev, OF||Khmelenko, VV

publication date

  • March 1978