Photoionization of tungsten ions with synchrotron radiation

A. Müller, S. Schippers, A. L.D. Kilcoyne, D. Esteves

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Photoionization experiments were performed with tungsten ions using a photon-ion merged-beams setup at the Advanced Light Source. Cross-sections σq,q+1 for photon-induced single ionization of Wq+ ions (q=1,2,3,5) and σq,q+2 for photon-induced double ionization of W+ ions have been explored in the energy range 20-70 eV. While σq,q+1 for the lower charge states is dominated by broad resonance features in the range of 4f and 5p excitations, the cross-section σ5, 6 shows much narrower peak features. Significant contributions from initial metastable states are evident. Double ionization is substantially enhanced at energies above the threshold for single ionization of a 4f electron in W+.

Original languageEnglish
Article number014052
JournalPhysica Scripta T
StatePublished - 2011
Event15th International Conference on the Physics of Highly Charged Ions, HCI2010 - Shanghai, China
Duration: Aug 29 2010Sep 3 2010


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