Mixtures of rare gases and cesium fluoride vapors were excited by an intense relativistic electron beam. The fluorescence of the Cs2+F− ionic excimer radiation at 184.5 nm was studied. The emission spectra and the time-resolved fluorescence intensity were measured. The dependence of the emission on CsF vapor pressure and rare-gas pressure has also been investigated. A discussion of the kinetics of the upper-state excitation process is provided.
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T. T. Yang, V. T. Gylys, R. D. Bower, and D. G. Harris, "Fluorescence from CsF ionic excimers excited by an electron beam," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 9, 1272-1277 (1992)