Date of Award

Fall 1983

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)




Applied Physics

Committee Director

Mark D. Havey

Committee Member

Gilbert R. Hoy

Committee Member

Govind Khandelwal

Committee Member

Robert L. Ake

Committee Member

Gary Copeland


The non-adiabatic close-coupled theory, developed by Mies and by George, is employed in a time-independent molecular calculation for Na-rare gas collisions in a radiations field. The intensity of the Na D1/D2 lines is calculated for both blue- and red-wing excitation and is in good agreement with the experimental results of Havey, Copeland, and Wang for NaAr. The effects of different Born-Oppenheimer potentials on D1/D2 line intensity is considered by also treating NaNe and NaHe. The individual parity contributions to the line intensities are significantly different from each other.


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