Measurement of a magnetic-dipole transition probability in [Formula Presented]using an electron-beam ion trap

F. G. Serpa, C. A. Morgan, E. S. Meyer, J. D. Gillaspy, E. Träbert, D. A. Church, E. Takács

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4196-4200
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1997


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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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