The transition probability for the [Formula Presented][Formula Presented] magnetic-dipole transition in Ti-like Xe ([Formula Presented]) has been measured using an electron-beam ion trap. The unusually weak dependence of the transition energy on nuclear charge Z, and the fact that the transition wavelength remains in the 320- to 400-nm range for 54<Z<92, makes this transition promising as a plasma diagnostic tool. Our measurement of the transition probability yields 465(30) [Formula Presented], corresponding to a lifetime of 2.15(14) ms, in good agreement with the theoretical value of 2.4 ms.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics