Statistics and characteristics of xuv transition arrays from laser-produced plasmas of the elements tin through iodine

Winnie Edith Svendsen, G. O'Sullivan

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    Abstract

    Spectra of laser-produced plasmas of the elements from tin to iodine contain weak bands of quasicontinuum overlaid by weak emission lines in the 70–120-Å region. Multiconfiguration-Dirac-Fock calculations show that these features are consistent with theoretical spectra for 4dN-4dN-1(5f+6p) transitions in a number of adjacent ion stages which are predicted to produce unresolved transition arrays (UTA) in this spectral region. Moreover, the calculations predict a gradual decrease of 4d-5f oscillator strength with increasing ionization up to the eleventh spectrum where Jgf(4d-5f)≊0. However, inclusion of configuration interaction effects between the 4d9nf levels showed that 4d94f and 4d95f mixing shifts this minimum to the thirteenth spectrum. The theoretical data were then parametrized within the UTA formalism and the different order moments corresponding to weighted mean energy, variance, and skewness coefficient evaluated.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalPhysical Review A
    Volume50
    Issue number5
    Pages (from-to)3710-3718
    ISSN2469-9926
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1994

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