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  • Vol. 1, Iss. 2 — Apr. 1, 1984
  • pp: 266–270

On the 1P∘ levels of Li+

Richard Crossley  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 1, Issue 2, pp. 266-270 (1984)

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The line 4156 Å is not seen in the beam-foil spectrum of Li+. After a brief review of the Li+ spectrum intended to clarify confusion in the literature, evidence is assembled to support the view that this line has been incorrectly classified as 4 1P∘ → 3 1S. A calculation of Edlén and Löfstrand [ J. Phys. B 3, 1380 ( 1970)] is revised to predict higher n1P∘ levels, and some identifications of lines observed in beam-foil spectroscopy are reported. The experimental estimate of the ionization potential of Li+ done by Herzberg and Moore [ Can. J. Phys. 37, 1293 ( 1959)], which depended on the 4 1P∘ level, is revised to 610 077.8 ± 4.5 cm−1.

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Richard Crossley, "On the 1P° levels of Li+," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 1, 266-270 (1984)

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