Valence-shell single photoionization of chlorine-like K2+ ions: Experiment and theory

G. A. Alna'Washi, M. Lu, M. Habibi, D. Esteves-Macaluso, J. C. Wang, R. A. Phaneuf, A. L.D. Kilcoyne, C. Cisneros, B. M. McLaughlin

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The absolute single-photoionization cross section was measured for Cl-like K2+ over the photon energy range from 44.2 to 69.7 eV at a constant energy resolution of 0.045 eV. The experiments were performed by merging an ion beam with a beam of synchrotron radiation from an undulator. The ground-state ionization threshold was measured at 0.004-eV energy resolution to be 45.717±0.030 eV. The measurements are rich in resonance structure due to multiple Rydberg series of transitions to autoionizing states. These series are assigned spectroscopically using the quantum defect method, guided by pseudorelativistic Hartree-Fock calculations for the energies and oscillator strengths of transitions to autoionizing states. The experimental results, which include significant contributions from K2+ ions initially in metastable states, are in satisfactory agreement with a linear superposition of semirelativistic R-matrix calculations of photoionization cross sections from these initial states.

Original languageEnglish
Article number023417
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 29 2014


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