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Effect of pressure on hydrogen spectrum

  1. Dec 1, 2008 #1
    I am interested in finding and understanding the relationship between the hydrogen spectrum (which of the lines are more intense) and the pressure that the hydrogen gas is under. Does hi-pressure gas mean lots of ultraviolet or hardly any? Is there a chart somewhere?

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  3. Dec 3, 2008 #2

    I can hardly imagine hi-pressure without high temperature though it is possible. The fact is that if your hi-pressure is related to high temperatures then you will have high energy transitions. However if you have high pressure with room temperature I don't think (i have the Boltzmann factor in mind) that you will have such high energy transitions...
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