Abstract

The Zeeman line components of the magnetic-dipole (M1) 1s2 2s2 2 P1/2 -2P3/2 transition in boronlike Ar13+ were experimentally resolved by high-precision emission spectroscopy using the Heidelberg electron beam ion trap. We determined the gyromagnetic (g) factors of the ground and first-excited levels to be g1/2 =0.663(7) and g3/2 =1.333(2), respectively. This corresponds to a measurement of the g factor of a relativistic electron in a bound non- S state of a multielectron ion with a 1.5 parts-per-thousand accuracy. The results are compared to theoretical calculations by means of the configuration interaction Dirac-Fock-Sturmian method including electron correlation effects and additional quantum electrodynamic corrections. Our measurements show that the classical Landé g factor formula is sufficiently accurate to the present level of accuracy in few-electron ions of medium nuclear charge number Z.

Department(s)

Physics

Keywords and Phrases

Electron Beams; Emission Spectroscopy; Excited States; Magnetic Fields; Quantum Theory; High-precision Emission Spectroscopy; Ion Trap; Zeeman Splitting; Magnetic Moments

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1050-2947

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2007 American Physical Society (APS), All rights reserved.

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