Energy levels and radiative rates for transitions in Fe V, Co VI and Ni VII

K. M. Aggarwal*, P. Bogdanovich, F. P. Keenan, R. Kisielius

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Energy levels, Landé g-factors and radiative lifetimes are reported for the lowest 182 levels of the 3d4, 3d34s and 3d34p configurations of Fe V, Co VI and Ni VII. Additionally, radiative rates (A-values) have been calculated for the E1, E2 and M1 transitions among these levels. The calculations have been performed in a quasi-relativistic approach (QR) with a very large configuration interaction (CI) wavefunction expansion, which has been found to be necessary for these ions. Our calculated energies for all ions are in excellent agreement with the available measurements, for most levels. Discrepancies among various calculations for the radiative rates of E1 transitions in Fe V are up to a factor of two for stronger transitions (f≥0.1), and larger (over an order of magnitude) for weaker ones. The reasons for these discrepancies have been discussed and mainly are due to the differing amount of CI and methodologies adopted. However, there are no appreciable discrepancies in similar data for M1 and E2 transitions, or the g-factors for the levels of Fe V, the only ion for which comparisons are feasible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-60
Number of pages60
JournalAtomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables
Early online date17 Jun 2016
Publication statusPublished - 01 Mar 2017


  • Energy levels
  • Landé g-factors
  • Lifetimes
  • Line strengths
  • Radiative rates
  • Ti-like ions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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