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  • 1.
    Bäckström, Erik
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Gurell, Jonas
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Royen, Peder
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Mannervik, Sven
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Norlin, L.
    Blackwell-Whitehead, R.
    Hartman, H.
    Nilsson, H.
    The FERRUM project: metastable lifetimes in Cr II2012In: Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, ISSN 0035-8711, E-ISSN 1365-2966, Vol. 420, no 2, p. 1636-1639Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Parity forbidden radiative transitions from metastable levels are observed in spectra of low-density astrophysical plasmas. These lines are used as probes of the physical conditions, made possible due to the long lifetime of their upper level. In a joint effort, the FERRUM project aims to obtain new and accurate atomic data for the iron-group elements, and part of this project concerns forbidden lines. The radiative lifetimes of the metastable energy levels 3 d4(a 3 D)4 s c4 D 5/2 and 3 d4(a 3 D)4 s c4 D 7/2 of singly ionized chromium have been measured. The experiment has been performed at the ion storage ring CRYRING. We employed a laser-probing technique developed for measuring long lifetimes. In this article, we present the lifetimes of these levels to be t5/2= 1.28(16) s and t7/2= 1.37(7) s, respectively. A comparison with previous theoretical work shows good agreement and the result is discussed in a theoretical context.

  • 2.
    Bäckström, Erik
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Hanstorp, D.
    Hole, Odd Magnar
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Kaminska, Magdalena
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics. Jan Kochanowski University, Poland.
    Nascimento, Rodrigo F.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Blom, Mikael
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Björkhage, Mikael
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Källberg, Anders
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Löfgren, Patrik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Reinhed, Peter
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Rosén, Stefan
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Simonsson, Ansgar
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Thomas, Richard D.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Mannervik, Sven
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Schmidt, Henning T.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Cederquist, Henrik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Storing keV negative ions for an hour: The lifetime of the metastable 2P1/2 level in 32S−2015In: Physical Review Letters, ISSN 0031-9007, E-ISSN 1079-7114, Vol. 114, no 14, article id 143003Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We use a novel electrostatic ion storage ring to measure the radiative lifetime of the upper level in the 3p 5  P 2  o 1/2 →3p 5  P 2  o 3/2   spontaneous radiative decay in S −  32   to be 503±54  sec . This is by orders of magnitude the longest lifetime ever measured in a negatively charged ion. Cryogenic cooling of the storage ring gives a residual-gas pressure of a few times 10 −14   mbar at 13 K and storage of 10 keV sulfur anions for more than an hour. Our experimental results differ by 1.3σ  from the only available theoretical prediction.

  • 3.
    Bäckström, Erik
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Nilsson, H.
    Engström, L.
    Hartman, H.
    Mannervik, Sven
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Experimentally determined oscillator strengths in Rh II2013In: Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, ISSN 0953-4075, E-ISSN 1361-6455, Vol. 46, no 20, p. 205001-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents new experimentally determined branching fractions and oscillator strengths (log gf) for lines originating from 17 levels belonging to 5 terms of the first excited odd configuration 4d(7)(D-4) 5p in Rh II. The intensity calibrated spectra of Rh II have been recorded with a Fourier transform spectrometer between 25000 and 45000 cm(-1) (2200-4000 angstrom). In this region, 49 lines have been identified and measured. By combining the branching fractions obtained from the spectra with previously measured lifetimes, log gf values are reported. The new results are compared with previous theoretical work.

  • 4.
    Chartkunchand, Kiattichart C.
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Kaminska, Magdalena
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics. Jan Kochanowski University, Poland.
    Anderson, Emma K.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Kristiansson, M. K.
    Eklund, Gustav
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Hole, Odd Magnar
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Nascimento, Rodrigo F.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics. Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica Celso Suckow da Fonseca, Brazil.
    Blom, Mikael
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Björkhage, Mikael
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Källberg, Anders
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Löfgren, Patrik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Reinhed, Peter
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Rosén, Stefan
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Simonsson, Ansgar
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Thomas, Richard D.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Mannervik, Sven
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Davis, V. T.
    Neill, P. A.
    Thompson, J. S.
    Hanstorp, D.
    Zettergren, Henning
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Cederquist, Henrik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Schmidt, Henning T.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Radiative lifetimes of the bound excited states of Pt-2016In: Physical Review A, ISSN 2469-9926, Vol. 94, no 3, article id 032501Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The intrinsic radiative lifetimes of the 5d(10)6s(2)S(1/2) and 5d(9)6s(2) D-2(3/2) bound excited states in the platinum anion Pt- have been studied at cryogenic temperatures at the Double ElectroStatic Ion Ring Experiment (DESIREE) facility at Stockholm University. The intrinsic lifetime of the higher-lying 5d(10)6s S-2(1/2) state was measured to be 2.54 +/- 0.10 s, while only a lifetime in the range of 50-200 ms could be estimated for the 5d(9)6s(2) D-2(3/2) fine-structure level. The storage lifetime of the Pt- ion beam was measured to be a little over 15 min at a ring temperature of 13 K. The present study reports the lifetime of an atomic negative ion in an excited bound state with an electron configuration different from that of the ground state.

  • 5.
    Ellman, A.
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Schef, P.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Lundin, P.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Royen, P.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Mannervik, S.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Fritioff, K.
    Andersson, P.
    Hanstorp, D.
    Froese Fischer, C.
    Österdahl, F.
    Pegg, D.J.
    Gibson, N.D.
    Danared, H.
    Källberg, A.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, The Manne Siegbahn Laboratory .
    Radiative Lifetime of a Bound Excited State of Te-2004In: Physical Review Letters, ISSN 0031-9007, Vol. 92, no 25, p. 253002-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We report on the first experimental study of the lifetime of a bound excited state of a negative ion. A new experimental technique was developed and used to measure the radiative lifetime of the 5p52P1/2 level of Te-. The experiment was performed in a magnetic storage ring, where a laser beam was applied along one of the straight sections. In the experiment the population of the excited J=1/2 level was probed each time the Te- ions passed through the laser field. A decay curve was built up by sampling the population of the excited level of the Te- ions as a function of time after injection into the ring. A multiconfiguration Dirac-Hartree-Fock calculation was performed in conjunction with the experiment. The calculation yielded a radiative lifetime of 0.45 s, in excellent agreement with the measured value of 0.42(5) s.

  • 6.
    Gatchell, Michael
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Schmidt, Henning T.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Alexander, John D.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Andler, Guillermo
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Björkhage, Mikael
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Blom, Mikael
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Brännholm, Lars
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Bäckström, Erik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Chen, Tao
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Geppert, Wolf
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Halldén, Per
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Hanstorp, Dag
    Hellberg, Fredrik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Källberg, Anders
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Larsson, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Leontein, Sven
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Liljeby, Leif
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Löfgren, Patrik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Mannervik, Sven
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Paal, Andras
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Reinhed, Peter
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Rensfelt, Karl-Gunnar
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Rosén, Stefan
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Seitz, Fabian
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Simonsson, Ansgar
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Stockett, Mark H.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Thomas, Richard D.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Zettergren, Henning
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Cederquist, Henrik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    First results from the Double ElectroStatic Ion-Ring ExpEriment, DESIREE2014In: Journal of Physics, Conference Series, ISSN 1742-6588, E-ISSN 1742-6596, Vol. 488, p. 092003-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We have stored the first beams in one of the rings of the double electrostatic ion-storage ring, DESIREE at cryogenic and at room temperature conditions. At cryogenic operations the following parameters are found. Temperature; T= 13K, pressure; p <10(-13) mbar, initial number of stored ions; N > 10(7) and storage lifetime of a C-2(-) beam; tau = 450 S.

  • 7.
    Gatchell, Michael
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Schmidt, Henning T.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Thomas, Richard D.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Rosén, Stefan
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Reinhed, Peter
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Löfgren, Patrik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Brännholm, Lars
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Blom, Mikael
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Björkhage, Mikael
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Bäckström, Erik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Alexander, John D.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Leontein, Sven
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Hanstorp, D.
    Zettergren, Henning
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Liljeby, Leif
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Källberg, Anders
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Simonsson, Ansgar
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Hellberg, Fredrik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Mannervik, Sven
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Larsson, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Geppert, Wolf D.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Rensfelt, Karl-Gunnar
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Danared, Håkan
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics. European Spallation Source, Sweden.
    Paál, Andras
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Masuda, Masaharu
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Halldén, Per
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Andler, Guillermo
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Stockett, Mark H.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Chen, Tao
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Källersjö, Gunnar
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Weimer, Jan
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Hansen, K.
    Hartman, H.
    Cederquist, Henrik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Commissioning of the DESIREE storage rings - a new facility for cold ion-ion collisions2014In: Journal of Physics, Conference Series, ISSN 1742-6588, E-ISSN 1742-6596, Vol. 488, p. 012040-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We report on the ongoing commissioning of the Double ElectroStatic Ion Ring ExpEriment, DESIREE, at Stockholm University. Beams of atomic carbon anions (C-) and smaller carbon anion molecules (C-2(-), C-3(-), C-4(-) etc.) have been produced in a sputter ion source, accelerated to 10 keV or 20 keV, and stored successfully in the two electrostatic rings. The rings are enclosed in a common vacuum chamber cooled to below 13 Kelvin. The DESIREE facility allows for studies of internally relaxed single isolated atomic, molecular and cluster ions and for collision experiments between cat-and anions down to very low center-of-mass collision energies (meV scale). The total thermal load of the vacuum chamber at this temperature is measured to be 32 W. The decay rates of stored ion beams have two components: a non-exponential component caused by the space charge of the beam itself which dominates at early times and an exponential term from the neutralization of the beam in collisions with residual gas at later times. The residual gas limited storage lifetime of carbon anions in the symmetric ring is over seven minutes while the 1/e lifetime in the asymmetric ring is measured to be about 30 seconds. Although we aim to improve the storage in the second ring, the number of stored ions are now sufficient for many merged beams experiments with positive and negative ions requiring milliseconds to seconds ion storage.

  • 8.
    Gurell, Jonas
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Biémont, E.
    Blagoev, K.
    Fivet, V.
    Lundin, Peter
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Mannervik, Sven
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Norlin, L-O
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Quinet, P.
    Rostohar, D.
    Royen, Peder
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Schef, P.
    Laser-probing measurements and calculations of lifetimes of the 5d 2D3/2 and 5d 2D5/2 metastable levels in Ba II2007In: Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, ISSN 1050-2947, E-ISSN 1094-1622, Vol. 75, no 5, p. 052506-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    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.

  • 9.
    Gurell, Jonas
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Hartman, Henrik
    Blackwell-Whitehead, Richard
    Nilsson, Hampus
    Bäckström, Erik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Norlin, Lars-Olov
    Royen, Peder
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Mannervik, Sven
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    The FERRUM project: Transition probabilities for forbidden lines in [Fe II] and experimental metastable lifetimes2009In: Astronomy and Astrophysics, ISSN 0004-6361, E-ISSN 1432-0746, Vol. 508, no 1, p. 525-529Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Context. Accurate transition probabilities for forbidden lines are important diagnostic parameters for low-density astrophysical plasmas. In this paper we present experimental atomic data for forbidden [Fe II] transitions that are observed as strong features in astrophysical spectra. Aims. We measure lifetimes for the 3d(6)((3)G)4s a (4)G(11/2) and 3d(6)((3)D)4s b (4)D(1/2) metastable levels in Fe II and experimental transition probabilities for the forbidden transitions 3d(7) a (4)F(7/2,9/2)-3d(6)((3)G)4s a (4)G(11/2). Methods. The lifetimes were measured at the ion storage ring facility CRYRING using a laser probing technique. Astrophysical branching fractions were obtained from spectra of Eta Carinae, obtained with the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph onboard the Hubble Space Telescope. The lifetimes and branching fractions were combined to yield absolute transition probabilities. Results. The lifetimes of the a (4)G(11/2) and the b (4)D(1/2) levels have been measured and have the following values, tau = 0.75 +/- 0.10 s and tau = 0.54 +/- 0.03 s respectively. Furthermore, we have determined the transition probabilities for two forbidden transitions of a (4)F(7/2,9/2)-a (4)G(11/2) at 4243.97 and 4346.85 angstrom. Both the lifetimes and the transition probabilities are compared to calculated values in the literature.

  • 10.
    Gurell, Jonas
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Nilsson, Hampus
    Lunds universitet.
    Engström, Lars
    Lunds universitet.
    Lundberg, Hans
    Lunds universitet.
    Blackwell-Whitehead, Richard
    Lunds universitet.
    Nielsen, Krister
    Catholic University of America, Goddard Space Flight Center.
    Mannervik, Sven
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    The FERRUM project: Laboratory-measured transition probabilities for Cr II2010In: Astronomy and Astrophysics, ISSN 0004-6361, E-ISSN 1432-0746, Vol. 511, no A68Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Aims: We measure transition probabilities for Cr II transitions from the z ^4H_J, z ^2D_J, y ^4F_J, and y ^4G_J levels in the energy range 63000 to 68000 cm^{-1}.

    Methods:Radiative lifetimes were measured using time-resolved laser-induced fluorescence from a laser-produced plasma. In addition, branching fractions were   determined from intensity-calibrated spectra recorded with a UV Fourier transform spectrometer. The branching fractions and radiative lifetimes were combined   to yield accurate transition probabilities and oscillator strengths.

    Results: We present laboratory measured transition probabilities for 145 Cr II lines and radiative lifetimes for 14 Cr II levels. The laboratory-measured   transition probabilities are compared to the values from semi-empirical calculations and laboratory measurements in the literature.

  • 11. Hartman, Henrik
    et al.
    Gurell, Jonas
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Lundin, Peter
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Schef, Peter
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Hibbert, Alan
    Lundberg, Hans
    Mannervik, Sven
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Norlin, Lars-Olov
    Royen, Peder
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    The FERRUM project: Experimental and theoretical transition rates of forbidden [Sc II] lines and radiative lifetimes of metastable Sc II levels2008In: Astronomy and Astrophysics, ISSN 0004-6361, E-ISSN 1432-0746, Vol. 480, no 2, p. 575-580Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Context. In many plasmas, long-lived metastable atomic levels are depopulated by collisions (quenched) before they decay radiatively. In low-density regions, however, the low collision rate may allow depopulation by electric dipole (E1) forbidden radiative transitions, so-called forbidden lines (mainly M1 and E2 transitions). If the atomic transition data are known, these lines are indicators of physical plasma conditions and used for abundance determination.

    Aims. Transition rates can be derived by combining relative intensities between the decay channels, so-called branching fractions (BFs), and the radiative lifetime of the common upper level. We use this approach for forbidden [Sc II] lines, along with new calculations.

    Methods. Neither BFs for forbidden lines, nor lifetimes of metastable levels, are easily measured in a laboratory. Therefore, astrophysical BFs measured in Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) spectra of the strontium filament of Eta Carinae are combined with lifetime measurements using a laser probing technique on a stored ion-beam (CRYRING facility, MSL, Stockholm). These quantities are used to derive the absolute transition rates (A-values). New theoretical transition rates and lifetimes are calulated using the CIV3 code.

    Results. We report experimental lifetimes of the Sc II levels 3d2 a3P0,1,2 with lifetimes 1.28, 1.42, and 1.24 s, respectively, and transition rates for lines from these levels down to 3d4s a3D in the region 8270-8390 Å. These are the most important forbidden [Sc II] transitions. New calculations for lines and metastable lifetimes are also presented, and are in good agreement with the experimental data.

  • 12.
    Kamińska, Magdalena
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics. Jan Kochanowski University, Poland.
    Davis, V. T.
    Hole, Odd Magnar
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Nascimento, Rodrigo F.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics. Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica Celso Suckow da Fonseca, Brazil.
    Chartkunchand, Kiattichart C.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics. University of Nevada, USA.
    Blom, Mikael
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Björkhage, Mikael
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Källberg, Anders
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Löfgren, Patrik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Reinhed, Peter
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Rosén, Stefan
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Simonsson, Ansgar
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Thomas, Richard D.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Mannervik, Sven
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Neill, P. A.
    Thompson, J. S.
    Schmidt, Henning T.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Cederquist, Henrik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Hanstorp, D.
    Lifetime of the bound excited level in Ni-2016In: Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, ISSN 1050-2947, E-ISSN 1094-1622, Vol. 93, no 1, article id 012512Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The intrinsic lifetime of the upper level in the bound-bound 3d(9) 4s(2) D-2(3/2) -> 3d(9) 4s(2) D-2(5/2) radiative transition in Ni- was measured to be 15.1 +/- 0.4 s. The experiment was performed at cryogenic temperatures in one of the ion-beam storage rings of the Double ElectroStatic Ion Ring ExpEriment facility at Stockholm University. The storage lifetime of the Ni- ion beam was measured to be close to 5 min at a ring temperature of 13 K.

  • 13.
    Lundin, P.
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Gurell, J.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Norlin, L-O
    Royen, P.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Mannervik, S.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Palmeri, P.
    Quinet, P.
    Fivet, V
    Biémont, É.
    Inclusion of Electric Octupole Contributions Explains the Fast Radiative Decays of Two Metastable States in Ar+2007In: Physical Review Letters, ISSN 0031-9007, E-ISSN 1079-7114, Vol. 99, p. 213001-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A laser probing investigation has yielded the lifetimes of the 3s23p4(1D)3d 2G7/2,9/2 metastable doublet states of Ar+. The results, obtained with the CRYRING ion storage ring of Stockholm, are 3.0±0.4 and 2.1±0.1  s, respectively. Comparisons with theoretical values calculated with two independent theoretical approaches, i.e., the pseudorelativistic Hartree-Fock method and the multiconfiguration Breit-Pauli approach, have allowed us to establish the unexpected and extraordinary strong contribution of an electric octupole (E3) transition to the ground state, in addition to the M1 decay channels to the 3d 2,4F states and the E2 contributions to the 4s 2P, 2D states.

  • 14.
    Lundin, Peter
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Gurell, Jonas
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Mannervik, Sven
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Royen, Peder
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Norlin, Lars-Olov
    Hartman, Henrik
    Hibbert, Alan
    Metastable levels in ScII: Lifetime measurements and calculations2008In: Physica scripta. T, ISSN 0281-1847, Vol. 78, no 1, p. 015301-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The lifetime of the metastable level 3d2 1G4 in a singly charged scandium has been experimentally investigated at the ion storage ring CRYRING. A laser probing technique has been used for the studies. We also report calculated lifetimes and transition rates for 10 metastable levels in Sc II, including the 3d2 1G4 state, by calculations using configuration interaction wave functions. The lifetime of the 1G4 level is experimentally determined to be τexp=2.64±0.18 s and is in good agreement with the theoretical calculation τth=2.84 s.

  • 15. Palmeri, Patrick
    et al.
    Quinet, Pascal
    Biémont, Emile
    Gurell, Jonas
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Lundin, Peter
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Norlin, Lars-Olov
    Royen, Peder
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Blagoev, Kiril
    Mannervik, Sven F.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Lifetimes of metastable levels of singly ionized titanium : theory and experiment2008In: Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, ISSN 0953-4075, E-ISSN 1361-6455, Vol. 41, no 12Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents new theoretical lifetimes of metastable levels in singly ionized titanium, Ti II. Along with the lifetimes, transition probabilities for several decay channels from these metastable levels are presented. The calculations are supported by experimental lifetime determinations of the 3d3 b 2D5/2 and 3d2(3P)4s b 2P3/2 levels along with revised values of the previously published lifetimes of the 3d2(3P)4s b 4P5/2 and 3d2(3P)4s b 2P1/2 levels originating partly from a reanalysis utilizing a recently developed method applied on the previously recorded data and partly from new measurements. The presented theoretical investigation of lifetimes of metastable levels in Ti II shows that the HFR calculations are in general compatible with measurements performed using the ion storage ring CRYRING of Stockholm University. The transition probabilities of forbidden lines derived from the new lifetime values will be useful for the diagnostics of low density laboratory or astrophysical plasmas, particularly those encountered in the strontium filament found in the ejecta of η Carinae.

  • 16.
    Royen, P.
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Gurell, J.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Lundin, P.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Norlin, L-O
    Mannervik, S.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Monitoring the weak collisional excitation of a stored ion beam reveals the radiative decay rate of extremely long-lived metastable levels2007In: Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, ISSN 1050-2947, E-ISSN 1094-1622, Vol. 76, no 3, p. 030502-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A fast ion beam stored in an ion storage ring will suffer from collisional interaction with the residual gas even in extreme ultrahigh vacuum. Normally these effects are negligible or easy to correct for. For measurements of extremely long radiative lifetimes of metastable levels we have found that correction for collisional effects is very important and usually limits the accuracy. We now suggest that by monitoring the process of collisional excitation of the metastable level of interest the lifetime value could be determined directly with improved accuracy. The method is applied to available data from our recent measurement of the 5d 2D5∕2 level in Ba+, yielding a value of 32.0±2.9 s, thus squeezing the error bar by 35%.

  • 17.
    Schmidt, Henning T.
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Thomas, Richard D.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Gatchell, Michael
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Rosén, Stefan
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Reinhed, Peter
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Löfgren, Patrik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Brännholm, Lars
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Blom, Mikael
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Björkhage, Mikael
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Bäckström, Erik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Alexander, John D.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Leontein, Sven
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Hanstorp, D.
    Zettergren, Henning
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Liljeby, Leif
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Källberg, Anders
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Simonsson, Ansgar
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Hellberg, Fredrik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Mannervik, Sven
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Larsson, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Geppert, Wolf D.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Rensfelt, Karl-Gunnar
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Danared, Håkan
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Paal, A.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Masuda, Masaharu
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Hallden, Per
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Andler, Guillermo
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Stockett, Mark H.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Chen, Tao
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Källersjö, Gunnar
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Weimer, Jan
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Hansen, K.
    Hartman, H.
    Cederquist, Henrik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    First storage of ion beams in the Double Electrostatic Ion-Ring Experiment: DESIREE2013In: Review of Scientific Instruments, ISSN 0034-6748, E-ISSN 1089-7623, Vol. 84, no 5, p. 055115-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We report on the first storage of ion beams in the Double ElectroStatic Ion Ring ExpEriment, DESIREE, at Stockholm University. We have produced beams of atomic carbon anions and small carbon anion molecules (C-n(-), n = 1, 2, 3, 4) in a sputter ion source. The ion beams were accelerated to 10 keV kinetic energy and stored in an electrostatic ion storage ring enclosed in a vacuum chamber at 13 K. For 10 keV C-2(-) molecular anions we measure the residual-gas limited beam storage lifetime to be 448 s +/- 18 s with two independent detector systems. Using the measured storage lifetimes we estimate that the residual gas pressure is in the 10(-14) mbar range. When high current ion beams are injected, the number of stored particles does not follow a single exponential decay law as would be expected for stored particles lost solely due to electron detachment in collision with the residual-gas. Instead, we observe a faster initial decay rate, which we ascribe to the effect of the space charge of the ion beam on the storage capacity.

  • 18.
    Schmidt, Henning T.
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Eklund, Gustav
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Chartkunchand, Kiattichart C.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Anderson, Emma K.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Kamińska, Magdalena
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics. Jan Kochanowski University, Poland.
    de Ruette, Nathalie
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Thomas, Richard D.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Kristiansson, Moa K.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Gatchell, Michael
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Reinhed, Peter
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Rosen, Stefan
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Simonsson, Ansgar
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Källberg, Anders
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Löfgren, Patrik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Mannervik, Sven
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Zettergren, Henning
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Cederquist, Henrik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Rotationally Cold OH- Ions in the Cryogenic Electrostatic Ion-Beam Storage Ring DESIREE2017In: Physical Review Letters, ISSN 0031-9007, E-ISSN 1079-7114, Vol. 119, no 7, article id 073001Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We apply near-threshold laser photodetachment to characterize the rotational quantum level distribution of OH- ions stored in the cryogenic ion-beam storage ring DESIREE at Stockholm University. We find that the stored ions relax to a rotational temperature of 13.4 +/- 0.2 K with 94.9 +/- 0.3% of the ions in the rotational ground state. This is consistent with the storage ring temperature of 13.5 +/- 0.5 K as measured with eight silicon diodes but in contrast to all earlier studies in cryogenic traps and rings where the rotational temperatures were always much higher than those of the storage devices at their lowest temperatures. Furthermore, we actively modify the rotational distribution through selective photodetachment to produce an OH- beam where 99.1 +/- 0.1% of approximately one million stored ions are in the J = 0 rotational ground state. We measure the intrinsic lifetime of the J = 1 rotational level to be 145 +/- 28 s.

  • 19.
    Thomas, Richard D.
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Schmidt, Henning T.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Andler, Guillermo
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Björkhage, Mikael
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Blom, Mikael
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Brännholm, Lars
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Bäckstrom, Erik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Danared, Håkan
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Das, Susanta
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Haag, Nicole
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Halldén, Per
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Hellberg, Fredrik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Holm, Anne I. S.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Johansson, H. A. B.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Källberg, Anders
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Källersjö, Gunnar
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Larsson, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Leontein, Sven
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Liljeby, Leif
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Löfgren, Patrik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Malm, Bo
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Mannervik, Sven
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Masuda, Masaharu
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Misra, Deepankar
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Orban, A.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Paál, Andras
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Reinhed, Peter
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Rensfelt, Karl-Gunnar
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Rosén, Stefan
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Schmidt, K.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Seitz, Fabian
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Simonsson, Ansgar
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Weimer, Jan
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Zettergren, Henning
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Cederquist, Henrik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    The double electrostatic ion ring experiment: A unique cryogenic electrostatic storage ring for merged ion-beams studies2011In: Review of Scientific Instruments, ISSN 0034-6748, E-ISSN 1089-7623, Vol. 82, no 6, p. 065112-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We describe the design of a novel type of storage device currently under construction at Stockholm University, Sweden, using purely electrostatic focussing and deflection elements, in which ion beams of opposite charges are confined under extreme high vacuum cryogenic conditions in separate rings and merged over a common straight section. The construction of this double electrostatic ion ring experiment uniquely allows for studies of interactions between cations and anions at low and well-defined internal temperatures and centre-of-mass collision energies down to about 10 K and 10 meV, respectively. Position sensitive multi-hit detector systems have been extensively tested and proven to work in cryogenic environments and these will be used to measure correlations between reaction products in, for example, electron-transfer processes. The technical advantages of using purely electrostatic ion storage devices over magnetic ones are many, but the most relevant are: electrostatic elements which are more compact and easier to construct; remanent fields, hysteresis, and eddy-currents, which are of concern in magnetic devices, are no longer relevant; and electrical fields required to control the orbit of the ions are not only much easier to create and control than the corresponding magnetic fields, they also set no upper mass limit on the ions that can be stored. These technical differences are a boon to new areas of fundamental experimental research, not only in atomic and molecular physics but also in the boundaries of these fields with chemistry and biology. For examples, studies of interactions with internally cold molecular ions will be particular useful for applications in astrophysics, while studies of solvated ionic clusters will be of relevance to aeronomy and biology.

  • 20.
    Thomas, Richard D.
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Schmidt, Henning T.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Gatchell, Michael
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Rosén, Sara
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Reinhed, Peter
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Löfgren, Patrik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Brännholm, Lars
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Blom, Mikael
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Björkhage, Mikael
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Bäckström, Erik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Alexander, John D.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Leontein, Sven
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Hanstorp, D.
    Zettergren, Henning
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Kaminska, Magdalena
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Nascimento, Rodrigo
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Liljeby, Leif
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Källberg, Anders
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Simonsson, Ansgar
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Hellberg, Fredrik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Mannervik, Sven
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Larsson, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Geppert, Wolf D.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Rensfelt, Karl-Gunnar
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Paál, Andras
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Masuda, Masaharu
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Halldén, Per
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Andler, Guillermo
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Stockett, Mark H.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Chen, Tao
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Källersjö, Gunnar
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Weimer, Jan
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Hansen, K.
    Hartman, H.
    Cederquist, Henrik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    DESIREE: Physics with cold stored ion beams2015In: DR2013: Ninth international conference on dissociative recombination: theory, experiment, and applications, 2015, Vol. 84, article id 01004Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Here we will briefly describe the commissioning of the Double ElectroStatic Ion Ring ExpEriment (DESIREE) facility at Stockholm University, Sweden. This device uses purely electrostatic focussing and deflection elements and allows ion beams of opposite charge to be confined under extreme high vacuum and cryogenic conditions in separate rings and then merged over a common straight section. This apparatus allows for studies of interactions between cations and anions at very low and well-defined centre-of-mass energies (down to a few meV) and at very low internal temperatures (down to a few K).

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