collision broadening

collision broadening

[kə′lizh·ən ‚brȯd·ən·iŋ]
(spectroscopy)
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Atoms collide with similar or different kinds of atoms, or with tube walls producing a collision broadening contribution to the total homogeneous line-width that is directly proportional to the density or partial pressure of each gas.
Some of these affect the total energy damping rate while others, like the collision broadening mechanism, do not.

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