Lewis M. Branscomb - Publications

(There are over 500 entries for the years dating back to 1950. Lewis M. Branscomb is sole author unless otherwise noted.)

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"Gaseous Electronics," Physics Today, Vol. 13, No. 2 (February 1960), pp. 76‑78.

Measurements and Standards in Plasma-Physics and Astrophysics at the National Bureau of Standards, NBS Technical Note 59, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Office of Technical Services, Washington, D.C. (July 1959).

"Optical Methods for Negative Ion Studies" (with S. J. Smith), Review of Scientific Instrumentation, Vol. 31, No. 7 (July 1960), pp. 733‑747.

"Charge Transfer and Electron Production in H- +H Collisions" (with D. G. Hummer, R. F. Stebbings and W. L. Fite), Physical Review, Vol. 119, No. 2 (July 15, 1960), pp. 668-670.


Instrumentation for Negative Ion Spectroscopy, (with S. J. Smith), NBS Technical Report 6589, U. S. Dept. of Commerce, National Bureau of Standards, Washington, D.C. (November 30, 1959).


"Atomic and Molecular Negative Ions in Stellar Atmospheres" (with B. E. J. Pagel), Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 118, No. 3 (1958), pp. 258‑270.

"Experimental Photodetachment Cross Section and the Ionospheric Detachment Rate for O2-" (with S. J. Smith and D. S. Burch), Annals of Geophysics, Vol. 14, No. 2 (April-June 1958), pp. 225‑231.

"Photodetachment Cross Section and the Electron Affinity of Atomic Oxygen" (with D. S. Burch, S. J. Smith and S. Geltman, Physical Review, Vol. 111, No. 2 (July 15, 1958), pp. 504‑513.

"Calculated Calibration Points for Negative Ion Appearance Potentials," Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol. 29, No. 2 (August 1958), pp. 452‑453.

"Photodetachment of O2-" (with D. S. Burch and S. J. Smith), Physical Review, Vol. 112, No. 1 (October 1, 1958), pp. 171‑175.


"Negative Ions," Advances in Electronic and Electron Physics, Vol. 9, Academic Press, New York (1957), pp. 43‑92.

"Photodetachment of Atmospheric Negative Ions," The Threshold of Space, Pergamon Press, New York (1957), pp. 101‑110.

"Stellar and Galactic Magnetism," (pp. 5-295 to 5-297) and "Radio Astronomy" (pp. 6-120 to 6-123) in American Institute of Physics Handbook, McGraw-Hill, New York (1957).


"Electron Affinity of Atomic Sulfur and Empirical Affinities of the Light Elements" (with S. J. Smith), Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol. 25, No. 3 (September 1956), pp. 598-599.


"Electron Affinity of Atomic Oxygen" (with S. J. Smith), Physical Review, Vol. 98, No. 4 (May 15, 1955), pp. 1127-1128.

"Experimental Cross Section for Photodetachment of Electrons from H- and D-" (with S. J. Smith), Physical Review, Vol. 98, No. 4 (May 15, 1955), pp. 1028‑1034.

"Atomic Negative-Ion-Photodetachment Cross-Section and Affinity Measurements" (with S. J. Smith), Journal of Research of the National Bureau of Standards Vol. 55, No. 3 (September 1955), pp. 165‑176.

"Negative Oxygen Ions in the Upper Atmosphere: The Affinity and Radiative Attachment Coefficients of Atomic Oxygen" (with S. J. Smith), Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, Vol. 36, No. 5 (October 1955), pp. 755‑758.


"Photodetachment of Electrons from Negative Ions" (with S. J. Smith), Proceedings, Seventh Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference, (1954).

"Intensity Distributions in Nitrogen Bands Excited in Auroras and by High-Energy Protons and Hydrogen Atoms" (with R. J. Shalek and T. W. Bonner), Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, Vol. 35, No. 1 (February 1954), pp. 107‑113.

"Photodetachment of the Hydrogen Negative Ion" (abstract with W. L. Fite), Physical Review, Vol. 93, No. 3 (February 1, 1954), p. 651.


"The Emission of the Oxygen Atmospheric Bands in Discharges and Afterglows in Pure Oxygen" (abstract), Bullettino Scientifico Della Facolta Di Chimica Industriale Di Bologna, Vol. 10, No. 1 (1952), p. 6.

"The Emission Spectra of Nitrogen Bombarded by High Energy Protons" (abstract with R. J. Shalek and T. W. Bonner), Physical Review, Vol. 85, No. 4 (February 15, 1952), p. 739.

"Emission of the Atmospheric Oxygen Bands in Discharges and Afterglows," Physical Review, Vol. 86, No. 2 (April 15, 1952), p. 258.


"Criteria for Pre-Exposure of Spectroscopic Plates," Journal of the Optical Society of America, Vol. 41, No. 4 (April 1951), pp. 255‑260.

"The Infrared Spectrum of Active Nitrogen," Physical Review, Vol. 82, No. 1 (April 1, l951), pp. 83‑86.


"Anomalous Molecular Rotation and the Temperature of the Upper Atmosphere," Physical Review Vol. 79, No. 4 (August 15, 1950), pp. 619‑626.