# Excitation of helium atoms in collisions with plasma electrons in an electric field

@article{Smirnov2013ExcitationOH, title={Excitation of helium atoms in collisions with plasma electrons in an electric field}, author={B M Smirnov}, journal={Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics}, year={2013}, volume={116}, pages={48-58} }

The rate constants are evaluated for excitation of helium atoms in metastable states by electron impact if ionized helium is located in an external electric field and is supported by it, such that a typical electron energy is small compared to the atomic excitation energy. Under these conditions, atomic excitation is determined both by the electron traveling in the space of electron energies toward the excitation threshold and by the subsequent atomic excitation, which is a self-consistent…

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