Acta Physica Hungarica

, Volume 68, Issue 3–4, pp 159–162 | Cite as

New system for measuring partial densities of metal vapours by atomic resonance absorption spectroscopy I. Introduction and system principle

  • E. I. Fazekas
  • M. Mezey
Atomic and Molecular Physics


A new system is described for measuring partial densities of monatomic metal vapours in a high vacuum environment. The arrangement consists of a cylindrical vaporizing probe heated electrically and a measuring light beam crossing the vapours in a direction parallel to the probe’s axis. The frequency of the light corresponds to a properly chosen resonance line of the vapour atoms to be measured; as the light absorption is proportional to the number of these vapour atoms in the optical path, its partial density can be determined.


Partial Density Metal Vapour Atomic Absorption Technique High Vacuum Environment Atomic Absorption Measure 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    A. Walsh, Spectrochim. Acta,7, 108, 1955.CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    B. V. L’vov, Spectrochim. Acta,17, 761, 1961.CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    H. Massmann, Spectrochim. Acta,23B, 215, 1968.ADSGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    R. K. Cole, D. F. Hall, R. F. Kemp and J. M. Sellen, Resonance radiation absorption used to study ion engines by detecting neutral atoms in engines’ exhaust plasma. AIAA Paper 64-9; A 64-12964.Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    P. E. Cade and L. M. Lambert, Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy as an Evaporation Rate Monitor. Presented at the 15-th Spectroscopy Symposium of Canada, Toronto, 1968.Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    P. E. Cade, Atomic Absorption Evaporation Rate Monitoring. IBM TR 19.0199, Burlington, Vermont, 1971.Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    E. I. Fazekas and M. Mezey, J. Vac. Sci. Technol.,9, 1119, 1972.CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    E. I. Fazekas, M. Mezey and R. F. Bunshah, J. Vac. Sci. Technol.,9, 1373, 1972.CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    E. I. Fazekas and M. Mezey, to be published.Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    E. I. Fazekas and M. Mezey, Acta Phys. Hung.,68, 163, 179, 1990.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Akadémiai Kiadó 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. I. Fazekas
    • 1
  • M. Mezey
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of PhysicsTechnical UniversityBudapestHungary

Personalised recommendations