Proton and electron impact on molecular and atomic oxygen: I. High resolution fluorescence spectra in the visible and VUV spectral range and emission cross-sections for dissociative ionisation and excitation of O2
I. Physikalisches Institut, Justus-Liebig-Universität,
35392 Giessen, Germany
Revised: 15 December 1999
Published online: 15 July 2000
Molecular oxygen O2 was dissociated in collisions with protons and electrons in the intermediate velocity range (p+-energies: 17–800 keV, e--energies: 0.2–2 keV). Fluorescence from excited atomic and singly ionised fragments and from singly ionised molecules was detected in the VUV and in the visible and near UV spectral range. Highly resolved spectra are presented for the VUV (46–131 nm) and the near UV/visible (340–605 nm) spectral range. Absolute emission cross-sections have been determined for dissociative ionisation and excitation leading to fluorescence in the VUV. Results are compared with published data.
PACS: 34. – Atomic and molecular collision processes and interactions / 33.20.-t – Molecular spectra
© EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 2000