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Author Mead, C. A.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword PHYSICS ♦ ABSORPTION ♦ GASES ♦ INTERACTIONS ♦ RESONANCE ♦ SPECTRA
Abstract A formalism introduced previously is used to calculate the shape of an absorption line in a gas, considering the "resonance" interaction between like atoms. The most serious approximation is the neglect of the effect of translational motion. An asyrnmetric line is obtained, with the maximum shifted slightly toward the red. Some simple classical considerations agree qualitatively with the results. Various properties of the line shape obtained are discussed. The neglect of translational motion makes it impossible to compare the results with experiments performed up to the present time. (auth)
ISSN 0031899X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1960-11-01
Publisher Department Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Journal Physical Review
Volume Number 120
Organization Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis


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