Tolman, Richard C. (1924) Duration of molecules in upper quantum states. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 10 (3). pp. 85-87. ISSN 0027-8424. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:TOLpnas24
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In an article which has been presented to the Physical Review for publication the author has shown the possibility of calculating from data on the intensity of absorption lines the mean life τ of atoms and molecules in excited quantum states, and the specific rate A21 at which they spontaneously leave the excited state 2 to return to the lower state 1. The calculations are based on Fuchtbauer's (1) method of determining the probability that molecules will be activated by the absorption of a quantum of light, combined with Einstein's(2) views as to the mechanism of light absorption and emission.
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