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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Vol. 14, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 1997
  • pp: 1328–1330

Long-wavelength transitions and improved energy levels of triply ionized zirconium (Zr iv)

Joseph Reader and Nicolo Acquista  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 14, Issue 6, pp. 1328-1330 (1997)

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Fourteen new spectral lines of Zr iv lying between 3200 and 4600 Å were observed with a sliding spark discharge and a 10.7-m normal-incidence spectrograph. The lines were classified as transitions between highly excited energy levels of this ion. The measured wavelengths provide improved values for the known energy levels as well as a value for the previously unknown 6h 2H term. Wavelengths with standard uncertainties varying from ±0.0005 to ±0.0018 Å were determined from the optimized level values for a group of lines between 445 and 1291 Å. An improved ionization energy was determined as 277 602.8±0.5 cm-1(34.41837±0.00006 eV).

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Joseph Reader and Nicolo Acquista, "Long-wavelength transitions and improved energy levels of triply ionized zirconium (Zr IV)," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14, 1328-1330 (1997)

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