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Influence of the Radiative Decay on the Cross Section for Double Excitations in Helium
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics.
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1999 (English)In: Physical Review Letters, ISSN 0031-9007, Vol. 83, no 5, 947-950 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The fluorescence yield spectrum of the double excitations in helium has been measured. All three Rydberg series converging to the N = 2 threshold are resolved, and the intensity of the individual lines is determined. The intensity variation through each series indicates that the radiative decay channel cannot be neglected when discussing the double excitations in helium. This calls for a revision of the interpretation of the absorption spectrum, and sets the limit for using the ion yield method to monitor the absorption probability.

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1999. Vol. 83, no 5, 947-950 p.
Keyword [en]
excited-states, high-resolution, threshold, lifetime, He+
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Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-66856DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.83.947OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-66856DiVA: diva2:94767
Available from: 2008-10-17 Created: 2008-10-17 Last updated: 2013-10-04Bibliographically approved
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1. Applications of Soft X-Ray Spectroscopy
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2011 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
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Soft X-ray emission spectroscopy is an old experimental technique that has seen a strong revival since the advent of new high brilliance soft X-ray sources in the shape of synchrotrons.  This thesis covers a range of applications where soft x-ray techniques have been applied. I have looked at fluorescence yield from doubly excited helium in field free conditions as well as in the presence of weak electric and magnetic fields. Using soft X-ray emission spectroscopy (SXES) I have explored scattering mechanisms in molecular systems. Quenching of symmetry breaking transitions by detuning of the excitation energy was observed in CO2. Bond-length dependence was seen for symmetry breaking transitions in a series of hydrocarbons. Dissociation dynamics was explored in OCS and HCl. I have also applied SXES to liquid water exploring the properties of hydrogen bonding.  Buried layers of AlAs under 100 Å GaAs(100) was studied and thickness dependence and interface effects observed. The technique was also used to study the electronic structure of yttrium and vanadium hydrides. dd-excitations and accompanying spin flip excitations was observed in Cu M resonant x-ray Raman emission from Sr2CuO2Cl2.

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Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2011. 61 p.
Digital Comprehensive Summaries of Uppsala Dissertations from the Faculty of Science and Technology, ISSN 1651-6214 ; 860
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Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics Condensed Matter Physics
Research subject
Physics with spec. in Atomic, Molecular and Condensed Matter Physics
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-159369 (URN)978-91-554-8173-5 (ISBN)
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2011-11-11, Å4001, Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1, Uppsala, 10:00 (English)
Available from: 2011-10-21 Created: 2011-09-29 Last updated: 2011-11-04Bibliographically approved

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