Chapter 8. Excited Atoms in Gases and Plasmas

  1. Boris M. Smirnov

Published Online: 29 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527617708.ch8

Physics of Ionized Gases

Physics of Ionized Gases

How to Cite

Smirnov, B. M. (2001) Excited Atoms in Gases and Plasmas, in Physics of Ionized Gases, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527617708.ch8

Author Information

  1. Russian Academy of Sciences

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 9 MAR 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471175940

Online ISBN: 9783527617708

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Keywords:

  • equilibrium of resonantly excited atoms;
  • plasma;
  • resonantly excited states;
  • associative ionization;
  • excimer molecules

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Excitation and Quenching of Excited States by Electron Impact

  • Equilibrium of Resonantly Excited Atoms in a Plasma

  • Lifetimes of Resonantly Excited Atoms in a Plasma

  • Stepwise Ionization through Resonantly Excited States

  • Associative Ionization and the Penning Process

  • Processes Involving Formation of a Long-Lived Complex

  • Excimer Molecules