Precision lifetime measurement of the 2p P-2(3/2) level for Li-like Ni by beam-foil spectroscopy

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In this paper we present a precise and reliable measurement of the 1s(2)2p P-2(3/2) lifetime for Li-like Ni. The measurement was done using the technique of beam-foil spectroscopy employing a beam of 5.9 MeV/u Ni from the UNILAC accelerator at GSI. Special attention was taken concerning satellite blending and foil-ageing problems to justify the reliability of the lifetime value extracted from the measured decay curve. The experimental value for the 2p P-2(3/2) lifetime, 0.168 +/- 0.006 ns, is found to be in very good agreement with theoretical results.


  • Y Zou
  • Roger Hutton
  • D Feili
  • C Neacsu
  • X Ma
  • KH Schartner
  • PH Mokler
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  • Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology


  • highly charged ions, lifetimes, beam-foil
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)192-196
JournalNuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research. Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Publication categoryResearch