Excitation Curve for Auger Decay of the (1s2s2p2)3D State of C2+ Formed through RTE
The ORNL EN tandem supplied beams of 3.5-9 MeV C3+ ions which were incident on a differentially pumped He target. Auger electrons emitted by fast C2+ ions emerged at 10° (lab) w.r.t. the incident ion beam. They were detected using a two stage spectrometer with kinematic refocusing. An excitation curve was obtained for the (1s2s2p2)3D state Auger decay to the ground state of C3+. The excitation curve peaks at ~ 6 MeV, which strongly supports the notion that the state is formed through resonant transfer and excitation.
S. M. Shafroth and F. McDonald and M. Benhenni and Q. C. Kessel and E. F. Deveney and J. K. Swenson and M. Schulz and J. P. Giese and H. Schone and S. Datz and P. F. Dittner and H. F. Krause and C. R. Vane and N. L. Jones and U. Bechthold and L. D. Hendrick and D. M. Peterson, "Excitation Curve for Auger Decay of the (1s2s2p2)3D State of C2+ Formed through RTE," Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, B, vol. 56-57, no. PART 1, pp. 129-131, Elsevier, May 1991.
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