Experimentally measured and theoretically calculated rate coefficients for the recombination of W19+ ([Kr] 4d10 4f9) ions with free electrons (forming W18+) are presented. At low electron-ion collision energies, the merged-beams rate coefficient is dominated by strong, mutually overlapping, recombination resonances as already found previously for the neighboring charge-state ions W18+ and W20+. In the temperature range where W19+ is expected to form in a collisionally ionized plasma, the experimentally derived recombination rate coefficient deviates by up to a factor of about 20 from the theoretical rate coefficient obtained from the ADAS database. The present calculations, which employ a Breit-Wigner redistributive partitioning of autoionizing widths for dielectronic recombination via multi-electron resonances, reproduce the experimental findings over the entire temperature range.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 15 Apr 2016|
- tungsten ions
- non-equilibrium plasma