Experimental dielectronic recombination rate coefficientsfor Na-like S VI and Na-like Ar VIII
2009 (English)In: Astronomy and Astrophysics, ISSN 0004-6361, Vol. 498, 909-914 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Aims. Absolute recombination rate coefficients for two astrophysically relevant Na-like ions are presented.Methods. Recombination rate coefficients of S vi and Ar viii are determined from merged-beam type experiments at the CRYRINGelectron cooler. Calculated rate coefficients are used to account for recombination into states that are field-ionized and therefore notdetected in the experiment.Results. Dielectronic recombination rate coefficients were obtained over an energy range covering Δ n = 0 core excitations. ForNa-like Ar a measurement was also performed over the Δn = 1 type of resonances. In the low-energy part of the Ar viii spectrum,enhancements of more than one order of magnitude are observed as compared to the calculated radiative recombination. The plasmarecombination rate coefficients of the two Na-like ions are compared with calculated results from the literature. In the 103−104 Krange, large discrepancies are observed between calculated plasma rate coefficients and our data. At higher temperatures, above105 K, in the case of both ions our data is 30% higher than two calculated plasma rate coefficients, other data from the literaturehaving even lower values.Conclusions. Discrepancies below 104 K show that at such temperatures even state-of-the-art calculations yield plasma rate coefficientsthat have large uncertainties. The main reason for these uncertainties are the contributions from low-energy resonances, whichare difficult to calculate accurately.
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2009. Vol. 498, 909-914 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-33223DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/200911799ISI: 000266121800027OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-33223DiVA: diva2:282742