Determination of collision site pressures - A Monte Carlo approach

J. B. Wang*, H. Y. Wu, J. F. Williams, A. G. Mikosza

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A Monte Carlo simulation of radiative transfer in an atomic helium beam is carried out to investigate the effects of radiation trapping on electron-atom collision experiments. By comparing the simulated and measured radiation intensity distributions the pressure at the collision site can be determined, while such information has been hitherto otherwise inaccessible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1603-1610
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 14 Apr 1998
Externally publishedYes


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