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Gurell J., Biémont Emile , Blagoev K., Fivet Vanessa, Lundin P., Mannervik S., Norlin L.-O., Quinet Pascal , Rostohar D., Royen P., Schef P., "Laser probing measurements and calculations of lifetimes of the 5d 2D3/2 and 5d 2D5/2 metastable levels in Ba II" in Physical Review. A, 75, 052506

  • Edition : American Physical Society, College Park (MD)
  • Codes CREF : Physique atomique et moléculaire (DI1220), Mécanique quantique classique et relativiste (DI1211)
  • Unités de recherche UMONS : Astrophysique et spectroscopie (S804)
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(Anglais) 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 t=89.4±15.6 s for the 2D3/2 level and t=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 t=82.0 s for the 2D3/2 level and t=31.6 s for the 2D5/2 level.

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  • DOI : 10.1103/PhysRevA.75.052506