Absolute measurement of the resonance lines in heliumlike vanadium on an electron-beam ion trap

C. T. Chantler, D. Paterson, L. T. Hudson, F. G. Serpa, J. D. Gillaspy, E. Takács

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Abstract

Absolute measurements of the energies of resonance lines in heliumlike vanadium on an electron-beam ion trap are reported. The [Formula Presented] [Formula Presented] [Formula Presented] and [Formula Presented] blend and [Formula Presented] transitions are [Formula Presented] [Formula Presented] [Formula Presented] and [Formula Presented] respectively. This agrees with recent theoretical calculations and the experimental precision lies at the same level as the current uncertainty in theory (0.1 eV). These measurements represent a 5.7–8% determination of the QED contribution to the transition energies and are the most precise measurements of heliumlike resonance lines in the [Formula Presented] range. The measurement of the [Formula Presented] transition is also sensitive to the [Formula Presented] QED contribution at the 40% level. The intensity of the strong [Formula Presented] component of the blend compared to the total blend intensity is [Formula Presented] This is in accord with current theoretical predictions but disagrees with an earlier reported ratio.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume62
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - jan. 1 2000

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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