Experimental Studies of Atomic and Molecular Lifetimes

  • Indrek Martinson
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (ASIC, volume 46)


A review is given of measurements of atomic and molecular lifetimes and transition probabilities. Emphasis is placed on comparatively new methods such as laser spectroscopy, high-resolution electron excitation and beam-foil spectroscopy. The applications of the results to problems in astrophysics and plasma physics are discussed.


Decay Curve Shock Tube Laser Spectroscopy Excited Level Optical Excitation 
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  • Indrek Martinson
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of LundLundSweden

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