It is shown that the inclusion of quantum-electrodynamic corrections for the M-shell electrons substantially improves the agreement between multiconfiguration Dirac—Fock calculations and experimental values of the spin—orbit splitting in the ground state (3S23p 2P) of Al-like ions. Recommended values of the spin—orbit splitting are presented for Co14+−Xe4l+.
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Y.-K. Kim, J. Sugar, V. Kaufman, and M. A. Ali, "Quantum-electrodynamic contributions to spin—orbit splitting in the ground state of aluminumlike ions," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 5, 2225-2229 (1988)