Accession Number : ADA246065


Title :   Franck-Condon Factors, R-Centroids Electronic Transition Moments, and Einstein Coefficients for Many Nitrogen and Oxygen Band Systems


Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1 Dec 1989-30 Sep 1991,


Corporate Author : LOGICON R AND D ASSOCIATES LOS ANGELES CA


Personal Author(s) : Gilmore, F R ; Laher, R R ; Espy, P J


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a246065.pdf


Report Date : 01 Feb 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 134


Abstract : Air fluorescence models require accurate Franck-Condon factors and Einstein coefficients for analyzing the intensities of nitrogen and oxygen atom emissions produced by electron bombardment of air, such as in the aurora, high- altitude nuclear explosions, and rocket-borne electron gun experiments. In our previous report, improved vibrational and rotational constants based on the latest available spectroscopic measurements for several excited and ionic states important in air fluorescence modeling were derived. These constants have been used in the present work to calculate band origins, Franck-Condon factors, and r-centroids for many band systems of nitrogen and oxygen. These results, together with electronic transition moments obtained from published papers or derived here from published emission data and measured upper-state lifetimes, have been used to compute Einstein coefficients by the r-centroid method. Einstein coefficients by integration of the product of the electronic transition moment function and vibrational wavefunctions have also been computed for comparison. For band systems involving 'perturbed' electronic states, Einstein coefficients have been derived by simply normalizing published emission data to measured upper-state lifetimes.


Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS , EMISSION , MEASUREMENT , VIBRATION , FLUORESCENCE , MODELS , SPECTROSCOPY , AIR , INTENSITY , MOMENTS , ATOMS , NITROGEN , OXYGEN , ELECTRONIC STATES , CONSTANTS , HIGH ALTITUDE , IONIZATION , PERTURBATIONS , AURORAE , ELECTRON IRRADIATION , WAVE FUNCTIONS , ELECTRON TRANSITIONS , ROTATION , ELECTRON GUNS , ROCKETBORNE , FUNCTIONS


Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics


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