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The Ionization of Argon and Neon by Neutral Argon Beams

Beeck, Otto (1932) The Ionization of Argon and Neon by Neutral Argon Beams. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 18 (4). pp. 311-313. ISSN 0027-8424.

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As a result of the discovery of Kallmann and Rosen [1,2] that the probability of charge transfer is very great for gas ions moving in a gas of their own molecular or atomic species, the possibility of obtaining an atomic beam of high intensity is at once indicated. Since the charge transfer itself takes place without altering the translatory energy of the moving ion, the translatory energy of the formed neutrals will equal that of the ions in case the ion is not scattered, or only slightly scattered. This fact has been utilized to produce beams of neutral argon atoms for the purpose of this investigation.

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Additional Information:Copyright © 1932 by the National Academy of Sciences Communicated March 1, 1932 In conclusion, I wish to acknowledge that Prof. Fritz Zwicky, to whom I owe in the course of the last year many interesting and helpful discussions on theoretical questions of the ionization of the inert gases by positive alkali ions, has originally suggested this experiment in order to prove the correctness of his considerations given in the following paper. [O.B. was a] William G. Kerckhoff Fellow.
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