Experimental and theoretical energy levels, transition probabilities and radiative lifetimes in YbIII

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The analysis of the spectrum of Yb rn has been extended allowing us to establish 11 new energy level values. In addition, radiative lifetimes of two excited states of Yb III have been measured for the first time using time-resolved laser-induced fluorescence following two-photon excitation. The good agreement between experimental results and semi-empirical calculations performed with the relativistic Hartree-Fock method including core-polarization effects allows the determination of transition probabilities for 15 lines.


  • E Biemont
  • H. P Garnir
  • Z. S Li
  • V Lokhnygin
  • P Palmeri
  • P Quinet
  • Sune Svanberg
  • J. F Wyart
  • Z. G Zhang
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  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1869-1876
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Publication categoryResearch

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