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Atoms 2017, 5(3), 30; doi:10.3390/atoms5030030

Identification and Plasma Diagnostics Study of Extreme Ultraviolet Transitions in Highly Charged Yttrium

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Department of Physics and Astronomy, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634, USA
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National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, USA
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National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA 22230, USA
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Academic Editor: Joseph Reader
Received: 17 July 2017 / Revised: 8 September 2017 / Accepted: 12 September 2017 / Published: 18 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Spectra of Ionized Atoms: From Laboratory to Space)
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Extreme ultraviolet spectra of the L-shell ions of highly charged yttrium (Y 26 + –Y 36 + ) were observed in the electron beam ion trap of the National Institute of Standards and Technology using a flat-field grazing-incidence spectrometer in the wavelength range of 4 nm-20 nm. The electron beam energy was systematically varied from 2.3 keV–6.0 keV to selectively produce different ionization stages. Fifty-nine spectral lines corresponding to Δ n = 0 transitions within the n = 2 and n = 3 shells have been identified using detailed collisional-radiative (CR) modeling of the non-Maxwellian plasma. The uncertainties of the wavelength determinations ranged between 0.0004 nm and 0.0020 nm. Li-like resonance lines, 2s 2 p 1 / 2 and 2s–2 p 3 / 2 , and the Na-like D lines, 3s 3 p 1 / 2 and 3s 3 p 3 / 2 , have been measured and compared with previous measurements and calculations. Forbidden magnetic dipole (M1) transitions were identified and analyzed for their potential applicability in plasma diagnostics using large-scale CR calculations including approximately 1.5 million transitions. Several line ratios were found to show strong dependence on electron density and, hence, may be implemented in the diagnostics of hot plasmas, in particular in fusion devices. View Full-Text
Keywords: highly charged ions; yttrium; spectroscopy; extreme ultraviolet; Li-like; Na-like; magnetic dipole; plasma diagnostics; electron beam ion trap; non-Maxwellian plasma highly charged ions; yttrium; spectroscopy; extreme ultraviolet; Li-like; Na-like; magnetic dipole; plasma diagnostics; electron beam ion trap; non-Maxwellian plasma
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Silwal, R.; Takacs, E.; Dreiling, J.M.; Gillaspy, J.D.; Ralchenko, Y. Identification and Plasma Diagnostics Study of Extreme Ultraviolet Transitions in Highly Charged Yttrium. Atoms 2017, 5, 30.

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