Radiative lifetimes of 11 odd-parity levels of neutral rhenium (Re I) were measured using time-resolved laser-induced fluorescence techniques. For ten levels, there were no previous results available. The new results have been used to assess the accuracy of calculations with a Hartree-Fock-plus-relativistic-corrections model that takes configuration interaction and core-polarization effects into account and they have allowed the deduction of reliable semi-empirical transition probabilities for 81 Re I lines.
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- Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics