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+.
- quantum physics
- dielectronic recombination
- Li+ ions
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