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Total photoionization cross sections of atomic oxygen from threshold to 44.3AThe relative cross section of atomic oxygen for the production of singly charged ions has been remeasured in more detail and extended to cover the wavelength range 44.3 to 910.5 A by the use of synchrotron radiation. In addition, the contribution of multiple ionization to the cross sections has been measured allowing total photoionization cross sections to be obtained below 250 A. The results have been made absolute by normalization to previously measured data. The use of synchrotron radiation has enabled measurements of the continuum cross section to be made between the numerous autoionizing resonances that occur near the ionization thresholds. This in turn has allowed a more critical comparison of the various theoretical estimates of the cross section to be made. The series of autoionizing resonances leading to the 4-P state of the oxygen ion have been observed for the first time in an ionization type experiment and their positions compared with both theory and previous photographic recordings.
Document ID
19880014868
Document Type
Contractor Report (CR)
Authors
Angel, G. C. (Nebraska Univ. Lincoln, NE, United States)
Samson, James A. R. (Nebraska Univ. Lincoln, NE, United States)
Date Acquired
September 5, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1987
Subject Category
ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS
Report/Patent Number
NASA-CR-182992
NAS 1.26:182992
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NGR-28-004-021
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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