Interpretation of rare-gas-induced broadening of Rydberg series lines

Kiyoshi Ueda

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Approximate expressions have been derived for the cross-sections of rare-gas-induced broadening of the Rydberg series lines on the basis of the interatomic potential which is expressed as a combination of the van der Waals potential, the Fermi potential and the polarization potential. Only the effect of elastic scattering has been taken into account. Multichannel (two-channel) quantum defect theory has been combined with the broadening theory to include the effect of the mutual interaction of the Rydberg series. The resulting cross-sections are in reasonable agreement with the experimental values obtained for Na by Kachru et al. and for Ca and Ba by Ueda et al.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-87
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1985 Jan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Spectroscopy


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