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Associative ionization in collision between Na(3P3/2) and Cs(6P3/2)

Year: 1991

Authors: Gabbanini C., Biagini M., Gozzini S., Lucchesini A., Moi L.

Autors Affiliation: Istituto di Fisica Atomica e Molecolare del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Pisa, Italy; Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Siena, Siena, Italy

Abstract: The results of an experiment on the associative ionization collision between sodium and cesium excited atoms are reported. The atoms are excited by two resonant cw lasers to the 3P3/2 and 6P3/2 levels, respectively, and the formation of the NaCs+ molecular ion is observed. The rate constant of such process has been measured relative to the known rate constant of sodium associative ionization and its value resulted in K = (5.4 +/- 3.2) x 10(-11) cm3s-1.

Journal/Review: PHYSICAL REVIEW A

Volume: 43      Pages from: 2311  to: 2315

More Information: doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.43.2311
I.F.: 2.639
KeyWords: atomic collisions; sodium; caesium
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.43.2311

Citations: 5
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