Steps toward dielectronic recombination of argon-like ions: A revisited theoretical investigation Of SC3+ and Ti4+

D. Nikolic, T. W. Gorczyca, J. Fu, D. W. Savin, N. R. Badnell

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Abstract

As an improvement to an earlier study [T.W. Gorczyca, M.S. Pindzola, F. Robicheaux, N.R. Badnell, Phys. Rev. A 56 (1997) 47421, we have calculated dielectronic recombination rate coefficient spectra for Sc3+ and Ti4+ ions as a test case toward the assembly of a database [http://homepages.wmich.edu/similar to gorczyca/drdata/] for the Ar-like isoelectronic sequence required for modeling of dynamic finite-density plasmas [N.R. Badnell et al., A&A 406 (2003) 115 1]. Our theoretical spectra contain dominant Delta N = 0 and Delta N = 1 core excitations channels and exhibit nearly all features found in a recent ion storage ring experiments [S. Schippers, T. Bartsch, C. Brandau, G. Gwinner, J. Linkemann, A. Muller, A.A. Saghiri, A. Wolf, J. Phys. B 31 (1998) 4873; S. Schippers et al., Phys. Rev. A 65 (2002) 042723]. In order to compare Maxwellian-averaged rate coefficients, which are of main interest to the astrophysics community, we have developed an iterative deconvolution procedure that enables us to extract the cross-section from storage ring data. After folding the resultant cross-section with a Maxwellian electron velocity distribution, theoretical and experimental rate coefficient spectra agree better than similar to 18% subject to field reionization effects via high Rydberg states in Sc2+ and Ti3+ ions. (c) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-148
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Volume261
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2007

Keywords

  • dielectronic recombination
  • doubly-excited states in external fields
  • merged beams
  • rate coefficient
  • spectrum

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