Observation of visible and uv magnetic dipole transitions in highly charged xenon and barium

C. A. Morgan, F. G. Serpa, E. Takcs, E. S. Meyer, J. D. Gillaspy, J. Sugar, J. R. Roberts, C. M. Brown, U. Feldman

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Abstract

We have observed an unusual transition which is predicted to result in visible and near-uv emission from very highly charged titaniumlike ions spanning the entire upper half of the periodic table. Measurements of the wavelengths of the 3d4 D25- D35 transitions in Ba+34 and Xe+32 are in surprisingly poor agreement with ab initio calculations. This work was carried out in an electron beam ion trap and demonstrates that such a device can be an important tool for visible spectroscopy of highly charged ions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1716-1719
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume74
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1995

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    Morgan, C. A., Serpa, F. G., Takcs, E., Meyer, E. S., Gillaspy, J. D., Sugar, J., Roberts, J. R., Brown, C. M., & Feldman, U. (1995). Observation of visible and uv magnetic dipole transitions in highly charged xenon and barium. Physical review letters, 74(10), 1716-1719. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.74.1716