Application of cold beam of atoms and molecules for studying luminescence of oxygen atoms stimulated by metastable helium Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd. We describe a method for creating a high flux beam of cold atoms and molecules. By using this beam method, spectroscopic studies of the afterglow of oxygen-helium gas mixtures at cryogenic temperatures were performed. The cooling by helium vapor of a helium jet containing trace amounts of oxygen after passing through a radiofrequency discharge zone led to the observation of strong emissions from atomic oxygen. The effect results from the increased efficiency of energy transfer from metastable helium atoms and molecules to the atomic oxygen in the cold dense helium vapor. The effect might find application for the detection of small quantities of impurities in helium gas as well as possible laser action.

published proceedings

  • 27TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LOW TEMPERATURE PHYSICS (LT27), PTS 1-5

author list (cited authors)

  • Khmelenko, V. V., Mao, S., Meraki, A., Wilde, S. C., McColgan, P. T., Pelmenev, A. A., Boltnev, R. E., & Lee, D. M.

complete list of authors

  • Khmelenko, VV||Mao, S||Meraki, A||Wilde, SC||McColgan, PT||Pelmenev, AA||Boltnev, RE||Lee, DM

publication date

  • January 1, 2014 11:11 AM