We have identified intense extreme-ultraviolet emission spectra within the 5–20-nm wavelength region, originating from transitions in the Xe8+, Xe9+, Xe10+, and Xe11+ ion species, which were generated in high-current pulsed capillary discharges operating with xenon gas. We have also obtained a time-dependent estimate of the plasma electron temperature for these plasmas at peak pulsed current densities in the range of 400–800 kA/cm2.
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M. A. Klosner and W. T. Silfvast, "Xenon-emission-spectra identification in the 5–20-nm spectral region in highly ionized xenon capillary-discharge plasmas," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 1279-1290 (2000)