The intersystem crossing of Zn(4 1P1) and the intramultiplet mixing of Zn(4 3PJ) by Xe were examined by using pulsed laser techniques. The following thermally averaged cross sections were obtained: Zn(4 1P1) +Xe→Zn(4 3P 2) +Xe: 3.4, Zn(4 1P1) +Xe→Zn(4 3P1) +Xe: 0.4, Zn(4 1P1) +Xe→Zn(4 3P0) +Xe: <0.01, Zn(4 3P1) +Xe→Zn(4 3P2) +Xe: 12.0×10-3, Zn(4 3P1)+Xe→Zn(4 3P0)+Xe: 6.3×10-3, in units of 10-16 cm2. These experimental results could well be reproduced by quantum close-coupling calculations by assuming suitable potential energy curves. The intersystem crossing by He was found to be inefficient.
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