Experimental Link of Photoionization of [Formula presented] to Photorecombination of [Formula presented]: An Application of Detailed Balance in a Unique Atomic System

S. Schippers, A. Müller, S. Ricz, M. E. Bannister, G. H. Dunn, J. Bozek, A. S. Schlachter, G. Hinojosa, C. Cisneros, A. Aguilar, A. M. Covington, M. F. Gharaibeh, R. A. Phaneuf

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Abstract

The principle of microscopic time reversal of physical processes, detailed balance, is widely used and depended upon in the theoretical community as a connection between photorecombination (PR) and photoionization (PI). This paper reports on a novel use of detailed balance and the comparison of experimental results obtained by two very distinct techniques to determine both the metastable fraction of an ion beam and partial [Formula presented] PR cross sections and partial [Formula presented] PI cross sections for the ground state and for two metastable states. The [Formula presented] to [Formula presented] system presents a unique opportunity to obtain comprehensive state-selective information by combining results from PR and PI experiments.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume89
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - jan. 1 2002

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    Schippers, S., Müller, A., Ricz, S., Bannister, M. E., Dunn, G. H., Bozek, J., Schlachter, A. S., Hinojosa, G., Cisneros, C., Aguilar, A., Covington, A. M., Gharaibeh, M. F., & Phaneuf, R. A. (2002). Experimental Link of Photoionization of [Formula presented] to Photorecombination of [Formula presented]: An Application of Detailed Balance in a Unique Atomic System. Physical review letters, 89(19). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.89.193002