Singly and doubly K-shell-vacant states in atomic Li, produced by 95-MeV/u [Formula Presented] projectiles, have been investigated. At this high velocity, excitation and ionization are expected to be well described by perturbation theories. High-resolution spectra for Auger electron emission, occurring in the energy range ∼50–90 eV and resulting from the deexcitation of singly or doubly excited states, were measured for various electron emission angles. Both single-K-shell excitation and double-K-shell vacancy production show strong dependences on the electron emission angle. Experimental anisotropy parameters for the [Formula Presented] states resulting from single-K-shell excitation are in good agreement with predictions of the Born approximation. In the case of double-K-shell-vacancy (i.e., hollow atom) production, the two K vacancies are found to come about mainly by ionization plus excitation of the atomic Li target giving rise to excited states in [Formula Presented] Strong line intensities from the [Formula Presented] and [Formula Presented] excited-state configurations are explained in terms of shake processes, providing direct spectral identification for the electron-electron (e-e) interaction in producing the doubly vacant K-shell configurations. Production of the [Formula Presented] state, which has an intensity greater than that of the [Formula Presented] state, is attributed to a three-electron transition involving two shake transitions. Production of the [Formula Presented] state has a large contribution from the dielectronic manifestation of the e-e interaction resulting from slow electron emission.
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics