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  • Vol. 57, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1967
  • pp: 651–654

Atomic Absorption Cross Sections of Lithium and Sodium Between 600 and 1000Å

R. D. HUDSON and VIRGINIA L. CARTER  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 57, Issue 5, pp. 651-654 (1967)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.57.000651


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Abstract

The continuous atomic-absorption cross section of lithium and sodium vapors has been measured between 600 and 1000 Å using photoelectric techniques. Curves and tables are presented of the atomic-absorption cross section versus energy from their series limits to 600 Å. A comparison is made between these results and recent theoretical estimates. The conclusion is that theory and experiment are in poor agreement for sodium at photon energies above 7 eV.

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R. D. HUDSON and VIRGINIA L. CARTER, "Atomic Absorption Cross Sections of Lithium and Sodium Between 600 and 1000Å," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 57, 651-654 (1967)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-57-5-651


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