Electron-impact excitation of the (3d104s)2S1/2->(3d94s2)2D5/2,3/2 transitions in copper atoms

O Zatsarinny, K Bartschat, Vitali Suvorov, Peter Teubner, Michael Brunger

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    Results from a joint experimental and theoretical investigation of electron impact excitation of the (3d104s)2S1/2→(3d94s2)2D5/2,3/2 transitions in copper atoms are presented. The experimental results were obtained with the laser-induced fluorescence technique, while the numerical calculations were performed in a variety of nonrelativistic, semirelativistic, and fully relativistic R-matrix (close-coupling) calculations. Whereas there is qualitative agreement between the measured and predicted energy dependence of the angle-integrated cross section, significant uncertainties remain regarding the position and the height of the near-threshold maximum of the excitation function for the (3d94s2)2D3/2 state. These uncertainties translate into difficulties regarding the absolute normalization of the relative experimental data to the theoretical predictions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number062705
    Pages (from-to)062705-1-062705-9
    Number of pages9
    JournalPhysical Review A
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Jun 2010


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