Dielectronic recombination of ground-state and metastable Li+ ions

A.A. Saghiri, J. Linkemann, M. Schmitt, D. Schwalm, A. Wolf, T. Bartsch, A. Hoffknecht, A. Müller, W.G. Graham, A.D. Price, N.R. Badnell, T.W. Gorczyca, J.A. Tanis

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Dielectronic recombination has been investigated for -n=1 resonances of ground-state Li+(1s2) and for -n=0 resonances of metastable Li+(1s2s 3S). The ground-state spectrum shows three prominent transitions between 53 and 64 eV, while the metastable spectrum exhibits many transitions with energies <3.2 eV. Reasonably good agreement of R-matrix, LS coupling calculations with the measured recombination rate coefficient is obtained. The time dependence of the recombination rate yields a radiative lifetime of 52.2±5.0 s for the 23S level of Li+.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberR3350(R)
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1999


  • quantum physics
  • spectrum
  • dielectronic recombination
  • Li+
  • Li+ ions

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Saghiri, A. A., Linkemann, J., Schmitt, M., Schwalm, D., Wolf, A., Bartsch, T., Hoffknecht, A., Müller, A., Graham, W. G., Price, A. D., Badnell, N. R., Gorczyca, T. W., & Tanis, J. A. (1999). Dielectronic recombination of ground-state and metastable Li+ ions. Physical Review A, 60(5), [R3350(R)]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.60.R3350