Resonance-transfer contributions to resonance line broadening in the impact limit

R. A. Pasmanter*, A. Ben-Reuven

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Cross relaxation between colliding molecules has been shown recently to contribute to the resonance broadening of gas spectra even in the low-pressure (impact) limit, owing to the resonance transfer being an actual final state (and not only a virtual intermediate state) of the binary collision. These resonance-transfer terms are expressed here in terms of the intermolecular potential in the fashion of the Anderson-Tsao-Curnutte theory. Conditions are stated (illustrated by examples) under which these terms contribute appreciably to atomic and molecular spectra.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-68
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1973
Externally publishedYes


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