Laser-probing measurements and calculations of lifetimes of the 5d 2D3/2 and 5d 2D5/2 metastable levels in Ba II
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics2007 (English)In: Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, ISSN 1050-2947, E-ISSN 1094-1622, Vol. 75, no 5, 052506- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The two metastable levels 5d 2D3∕2 and 5d 2D5∕2 in Ba II both show extremely long lifetimes of the order of several tens of seconds each. This has been found both by experiments and by theoretical predictions. The small transition probabilities associated with these two levels make them interesting and challenging for theoreticians as well as for experimentalists. Several calculations and measurements of these two lifetimes have been made previously but discrepancies between the results are present. This article presents values of τ=89.4±15.6 s for the 2D3∕2 level and τ=32.0±4.6 s for the 2D5∕2 level measured in a beam-laser experiment performed at the ion storage ring CRYRING. These values are supported by our new calculations resulting in τ=82.0 s for the 2D3∕2 level and τ=31.6 s for the 2D5∕2 level.
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2007. Vol. 75, no 5, 052506- p.
Research subject Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-25161DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.75.052506ISI: 000246890400083OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-25161DiVA: diva2:199016
Part of urn:nbn:se:su:diva-77682008-05-272008-05-202010-09-14Bibliographically approved