International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2555

Full Length Research Paper

Excitation of 3G° levels of nickel atom by electron impact

Yu M. Smirnov
  • Yu M. Smirnov
  • National Research University, Moscow Power Engineering Institute (MPEI), Krasnokazarmennaya Street 14, 111250, Moscow, Russia.
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  •  Received: 25 July 2022
  •  Accepted: 31 August 2022
  •  Published: 30 September 2022


Excitation of 3G° levels of the nickel atom was investigated using the method of extended atomic and electron crossing beams with registration of the optical signal of excited atoms. At an energy of exciting electrons of 50 eV, 14 excitation cross sections were measured. In the electron energy range of 0 to 200 eV, optical excitation functions (OEF) were recorded for transitions from five levels. Based on the results obtained, the total level excitation cross sections are calculated. All these results are received for the first time.

Key words: Nickel atom, cross section, optical excitation function (OEF), energy level, spectral line.