Experimental transition probabilities for 4p - 4d spectral lines in V II

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Aims. We aim to measure lifetimes of levels belonging to the 3d 3 ( 4 F)4d subconfiguration in Va II, and derive absolute transition probabilities by combining the lifetimes with experimental branching fractions. Methods. The lifetimes were measured using time-resolved laser-induced fluorescence in a two-photon excitation scheme. The branching fractions were measured in intensity calibrated spectra from a hollow cathode discharge lamp, recorded with a Fourier transform spectrometer. Results. We report lifetimes for 13 levels at an energy around 73 000 cm -1 . Absolute transition probabilities of 78 lines are derived by combining the lifetimes and branching fractions. The experimental values are compared with theoretical data from the literature.


External organisations
  • University of Gothenburg
  • Malmö University
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics


  • Atomic data, Line: identification, Methods: laboratory: atomic, Techniques: spectroscopic
Original languageEnglish
Article number201834795
JournalAstronomy and Astrophysics
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Feb 12
Publication categoryResearch