Effect of cascading of higher-lying states on a delayed 1 s-2 p transition after beam-foil excitation of 56 MeV hydrogen-like oxygen and fluorine

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Authors

  • A. P. Georgiadis
  • L. von Gerdtell
  • G. Dehmelt
  • D. Sträter
  • R. N. Ahmad-Bitar
  • P. von Brentano

The delayed fluorescence of the soft X-ray (1 s-2 p) transition was observed for H-like ions (O7+ and F8+) between 1.3 ns and 20 ns decay time after beam-foil excitation. The delayed X-ray fluorescence was found to decay with a tΔ power law time dependence. The non-exponential decay is attributed to cascading through higher lying states. We found that Δ0=1.40±0.08 and ΔF=1.44±0.02 for H-like oxygen and fluorine, respectively. Present results are in fair agreement with the previously reported exponent, Δ0=1.5, measured over 3 ns after excitation.

Original languageEnglish
JournalZeitschrift für Physik A: Atoms and Nuclei
Volume300
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)277-279
Number of pages3
ISSN0340-2193
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12.1981
Externally publishedYes

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