Radiative Lifetimes of the Second Negative System of O2+
The dipole moment of the A2Πu−x2Πg transition of O+2 is calculated as a function of internuclear distance using ab initio methods. The band absorption oscillator strengths and band transition probabilities of the second negative system are derived and the resulting lifetimes are compared with experimental data. The high-lying v″ levels of the ground state may decay into low-lying v′ levels of the excited state. The corresponding radiative lifetimes are calculated.
Wetmore, R. W.,
Fox, J. L.,
& Dalgarno, A.
(1984). Radiative Lifetimes of the Second Negative System of O2+. Planetary and Space Science, 32 (9), 1111-1113.