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Configuration Interaction Effects in Unresolved 5p65dN+1−5p55dN+2+5p65dN5f1 Transition Arrays in Ions Z = 79–92

Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China
School of Physics, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
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Academic Editor: Joseph Reader
Atoms 2017, 5(2), 20;
Received: 12 April 2017 / Revised: 10 May 2017 / Accepted: 12 May 2017 / Published: 21 May 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Spectra of Ionized Atoms: From Laboratory to Space)
Configuration interaction (CI) effects can greatly influence the way in which extreme ultraviolet (EUV) and soft X-ray (SXR) spectra of heavier ions are dominated by emission from unresolved transition arrays (UTAs), the most intense of which originate from Δn = 0, 4p64dN+14p54dN+2+4p64dN4f1 transitions. Changing the principle quantum number n, from 4 to 5, changes the origin of the UTA from Δn = 0, 4p64dN+14p54dN+2+4p64dN4f1 to Δn = 0, 5p65dN+15p55dN+2+5p65dN5f1 transitions. This causes unexpected and significant changes in the impact of configuration interaction from that observed in the heavily studied n = 4 – n = 4 arrays. In this study, the properties of n = 5n = 5 arrays have been investigated theoretically with the aid of Hartree-Fock with configuration interaction (HFCI) calculations. In addition to predicting the wavelengths and spectral details of the anticipated features, the calculations show that the effects of configuration interaction are quite different for the two different families of Δn = 0 transitions, a conclusion which is reinforced by comparison with experimental results. View Full-Text
Keywords: configuration interaction (CI); unresolved transition array (UTA); Cowan code configuration interaction (CI); unresolved transition array (UTA); Cowan code
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Liu, L.; Kilbane, D.; Dunne, P.; Wang, X.; O’Sullivan, G. Configuration Interaction Effects in Unresolved 5p65dN+1−5p55dN+2+5p65dN5f1 Transition Arrays in Ions Z = 79–92. Atoms 2017, 5, 20.

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