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Selective excitation of singly-ionized silver emission lines by Grimm glow discharge plasmas using several different plasma gases

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The relative intensities of silver emission lines from Grimm glow discharge plasmas were investigated in the wavelength range from 160 to 600 nm when using different plasma gases. It was characteristic of the plasma excitation that the spectral patterns were strongly dependent on the nature of the plasma gas employed. Intense emission lines of silver ion were observed when argonhelium mixed gases were employed as the plasma gas. Selective excitation of the ionic lines could be principally attributed to the charge transfer collisions between silver atoms and helium ions.

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Wagatsuma, K. Selective excitation of singly-ionized silver emission lines by Grimm glow discharge plasmas using several different plasma gases. Z Phys D - Atoms, Molecules and Clusters 37, 231–239 (1996). https://doi.org/10.1007/s004600050032

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