Parity nonconservation in electron recombination of multiply charged ions

G. F. Gribakin, F. J. Currell, M. G. Kozlov, A. I. Mikhailov

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We discuss a parity nonconserving asymmetry in the cross section of KLL dielectronic recombination of polarized electrons on the hydrogenlike ions with Z less than or similar to 60. This effect is strongly enhanced because of the near degeneracy of doubly excited 2l2l(') states of opposite parity in He-like ions. For ions with Z similar to 30 the asymmetry is of the order of 10(-9). For Z approximate to 48 a level crossing takes place, leading to the PNC asymmetry of -1.3x10(-8), which is 10(8) times greater than the basic strength of the weak interaction in atoms.
Original languageEnglish
Article number032109
Pages (from-to)032109-1-032109-9
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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