Dielectronic recombination in He-like titanium ions

Brian O'Rourke, H. Kuramoto, Y.M. Li, S. Ohtani, X.M. Tong, Hirofumi Watanabe, Frederick Currell

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Dielectronic recombination (DR) has been studied in highly charged He-like Ti ions using an electron beam ion trap. X-rays emitted from radiative recombination (RR) and DR were observed as the electron beam energy was scanned through the resonances. Differential DR resonant strengths were determined by normalizing the DR x-ray intensity to the RR intensity using theoretical RR cross sections. KLn (2 less than or equal to n less than or equal to 5) resonant strengths were determined for He-like Ti ions. The differential resonant strengths were calibrated without reference to any theoretical DR calculations while the electron energy scale was derived with reference to the well-known energy for ionization of the He-like and H-like ions from the ground state. Calibration in this way facilitates a more exacting comparison between theory and experiment than has been reported previously. To facilitate this comparison, total and differential theoretical resonance strengths were calculated. These calculations were found to be in good agreement with the measured results.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2343-2353
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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