Regenerative soot as a source of broad band VUV light
Accelerator Laboratory, PINSTECH, P.O. Nilore, Islamabad, Pakistan
Corresponding author: a email@example.com
Revised: 24 September 2002
Published online: 17 December 2002
A mechanism is proposed for the emission of a broad band VUV light to be emitted from the regenerative sooting discharges on the basis of unusually intense intercombination lines of C+(CII) and C++(CIII) that have been observed. Comparison of these high intensity intercombination lines with the allowed transitions of the highly excited and ionized C constituents of the sooting discharge indicates that one can exploit this mechanism to employ the regenerative soot as a VUV source. The emission of such a broad VUV band from the sooting discharges depends critically on the high energy electrons, metastable gas atoms and C ions trapped by the 3D cusp magnetic field contours.
PACS: 32.70.Fw – Absolute and relative intensities / 34.50.Dy – Interactions of atoms and molecules with surfaces; photon and electron emission; neutralization of ions / 34.80.Dp – Atomic excitation and ionization by electron impact
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