M-F-dependent lifetimes due to hyperfine induced interference effects

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We report on the first theoretical investigation of M-F-dependent lifetimes due to interference between a magnetic octupole transition and a hyperfine induced electric quadrupole transition. Extensive multiconfiguration Dirac-Fock calculations are used to model the hyperfine quenching of the magnetic octupole decay of 3d(9)4s D-3(3) and the state mixing between the D-3(3) and D-3(2) due to hyperfine interaction in nickel-like Xe26+.


  • Ke Yao
  • Martin Andersson
  • Tomas Brage
  • Roger Hutton
  • Per Jonsson
  • Yaming Zou
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  • Physical Sciences
Original languageEnglish
Article number183001
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Publication categoryResearch

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Physics, science (011013100)