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Excitation of higher levels of singly charged copper ions in argon and neon glow discharges

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Abstract

Transition rate diagrams of copper ions in argon and neon glow discharges are presented, using data from Cu II emission spectra. Based on the transition rate diagrams, several different collisional processes between ground state and metastable atoms and ions of copper and the discharge gas are proposed as probably significant for populating upper levels of the Cu II emission lines observed.

Graphical abstract: Excitation of higher levels of singly charged copper ions in argon and neon glow discharges

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Submitted
17 Sep 2014
Accepted
07 Oct 2014
First published
08 Oct 2014

This article is Open Access

J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2014,29, 2256-2261
Article type
Communication

Excitation of higher levels of singly charged copper ions in argon and neon glow discharges

Z. Weiss, E. B. M. Steers, J. C. Pickering, V. Hoffmann and S. Mushtaq, J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2014, 29, 2256
DOI: 10.1039/C4JA00309H

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