Experimental link of photoionization of Sc2+ to photorecombination of Sc3+: An application of detailed balance in a unique atomic system

S. Schippers, A. Müller, S. Ricz, M. E. Bannister, G. H. Dunn, J. Bozek, A. S. Schlachter, G. Hinojosa, C. Cisneros, A. Aguilar, A. M. Covington, M. F. Gharaibeh, R. A. Phaneuf

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Abstract

By combining the high resolving power of a photoionization experiment at a synchrotron light source with the state selectivity available in a heavy-ion storage-ring experiment, photoionization cross sections of Sc2+ ions in the ground state and in two metastable states were derived. Consequently, the principle of detailed balance could be applied for the determination of the fractional composition of the Sc2+ ion beam. From the obtained results, partial cross sections for photorecombination of Sc3+ ions proceeding to different final states were shown.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193002/1-193002/4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume89
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - Nov 4 2002

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Schippers, S., Müller, A., Ricz, S., Bannister, M. E., Dunn, G. H., Bozek, J., Schlachter, A. S., Hinojosa, G., Cisneros, C., Aguilar, A., Covington, A. M., Gharaibeh, M. F., & Phaneuf, R. A. (2002). Experimental link of photoionization of Sc2+ to photorecombination of Sc3+: An application of detailed balance in a unique atomic system. Physical review letters, 89(19), 193002/1-193002/4.