Stark Width Measurements of Neutral Argon Lines and Comparison with Analogous Transitions for Homologous Atoms
J. Musielok
Institute of Physics, Pedagogical University of Opole, Oleska 48, 45-052 Opole, Poland
Received: March 11, 1994; in final form: May 17, 1994
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Half widths of 24 ArI lines from a wide interval of the spectrum and from a large range of excitation energies were measured. A wall-stabilized arc at atmospheric pressure was applied as a plasma generator. Electron densities of the plasma of the order of 1016-1017 cm-3 were obtained on the basis of hydrogen Hβ line broadening measurements. The measured widths of ArI lines, normalized to au electron density of 1016 cm-3 were compared with experimental data for analogous transitions in other noble atoms.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.86.315
PACS numbers: 32.70.-n, 32.70.Jz, 52.25.Rv