On the detectability of forbidden lines

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Abstract

We show that the traditional interpretation of the non-detection of forbidden lines in dense natural plasmas is based on a misunderstanding. The central intensity of the line, taken to be a measure of detectability, is shown to have a maximum as a function of electron density and to be a linear function of electron density in tenuous plasmas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)531-533
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer
Volume18
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1977

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