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Integral cross sections for the direct excitation of the A 3 Σ u +, B 3 Π g, W 3 Δ u, B′ 3 Σ u −, a′ 1 Σ u −, a 1 Π g, w 1 Δ u, and C 3 Π u electronic states in N 2 by electron impact

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dc.contributor.author Johnson, P. V.
dc.contributor.author Malone, C. P.
dc.contributor.author Kanik, I.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-05-04T18:10:15Z
dc.date.available 2006-05-04T18:10:15Z
dc.date.issued 2005-12
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 110, A11311. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 05-1773
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/39232
dc.description.abstract Integral cross sections for electron impact excitation out of the ground state (X 1Σg +) to the A 3Σu +, B 3Πg, W 3Δu, B′ 3Σu −, a′ 1Σu −, a 1Πg, w 1Δu, and C 3Πu states in N2 are reported at incident energies ranging between 10 and 100 eV. These data have been derived by integrating differential cross sections previously reported by this group. New differential cross section measurements for the a 1Πg state at 200 eV are also presented to extend the range of the reported integral cross sections for this state, which is responsible for the emissions of the Lyman-Birge-Hopfield band system (a 1Πg → X 1Σg +). The present results are compared and critically evaluated against existing cross sections. In general, the present cross sections are smaller than previous results at low impact energies from threshold through the excitation function peak regions. These lower cross sections have potentially significant implications on our understanding of UV emissions in the atmospheres of Earth and Titan. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher American Geophysical Union en
dc.subject Ultraviolet Imaging Spectograph en
dc.subject emission cross section (ECS) en
dc.subject integral cross section en
dc.title Integral cross sections for the direct excitation of the A 3 Σ u +, B 3 Π g, W 3 Δ u, B′ 3 Σ u −, a′ 1 Σ u −, a 1 Π g, w 1 Δ u, and C 3 Π u electronic states in N 2 by electron impact en
dc.type Article en


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