Radiative lifetimes of Zn I, II excited states

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Radiative lifetimes of excited states of Zn I (3d(10)4sns S-3(1), n = 6-8; 3d(10) 4snd D-3, n = 4-7) and Zn II (3d(10) 4p P-2(1/2.3/2), 4d D-2(3/2,5/2), 3d(10)5S S-2(1/2)) have been measured using a time-resolved laser-induced fluorescence technique. Single- or two-step excitation of atoms and ions produced by laser ablation was employed. The experimental radiative lifetimes have been compared with theoretical results obtained within a multiconfigurational relativistic Hartree-Fock approach taking core-polarization effects into account.


  • KB Blagoev
  • G Malcheva
  • V Penchev
  • E Biemont
  • Huailiang Xu
  • Anders Persson
  • Sune Svanberg
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  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)433-440
JournalPhysica Scripta
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2004
Publication categoryResearch