Ultra-violet-laser-induced chemiluminescence of NaCd and NaHg excimers

Laurentius Windholz, Maurizio Ermanno Musso, G. Pichler, B. Hess

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A single line UV Ar+ + laser has been used for the photochemical production of NaCd and NaHg excimers, detected by their characteristic bound-free emission in the blue spectral region. Selected laser lines excited specific levels in the C 1Πu electronic state of the Na2 molecule. The chemical reaction of the excited sodium dimer with Cd or Hg atoms produced NaCd and NaHg excimers. We suggest a simple model for the explanation of the observed spectra, based on recent ab initio theoretical calculations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3366-3370
Number of pages5
JournalThe Journal of Chemical Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

Fields of Expertise

  • Sonstiges

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