Volume 627, July 2019
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Atomic, molecular, and nuclear data|
|Published online||18 July 2019|
Dielectronic recombination rate coefficients of fluorine-like nickel
Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale and Department of Modern Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026, PR China
2 Synergetic Innovation Center of Quantum Information and Quantum Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026, PR China
3 Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou, Gansu 730000, PR China
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4 Shanghai EBIT Laboratory, Institute of Modern Physics, Fudan University, and the Key Laboratory of Applied Ion Beam Physics, Chinese Ministry of Education, Shanghai 200433, PR China
5 I. Physikalisches Institut, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Heinrich-Buff-Ring 16, 35392 Giessen, Germany
6 Physics Division, PINSTECH, Nilore, Islamabad 45650, Pakistan
7 Institute for Fundamental Physics, Tianshui Normal University, Tianshui, Gansu 741000, PR China
8 Key Laboratory of Atomic and Molecular Physics and Functional Materials of Gansu Province, College of Physics and Electronic Engineering, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou, Gansu 730070, PR China
Accepted: 4 June 2019
Electron-ion recombination rate coefficients for fluorine-like nickel ions have been measured by employing the merged-beam technique at the cooler storage ring CSRm at the Institute of Modern Physics in Lanzhou, China. The measured spectrum covers the energy range of 0–160 eV, including all the dielectronic recombination (DR) resonances associated with ΔN = 0 core excitations. The DR cross sections in this energy range were calculated by a relativistic configuration interaction method using the flexible atomic code (FAC). Radiative recombination (RR) cross sections were obtained from a modified version of the semi-classical Bethe & Salpeter (1957, Quantum Mechanics of One- and Two-Electron 56 Systems (Springer)) formula for hydrogenic ions. The comparison between the measurement and the calculation shows that the present theoretical model still needs to be improved at low collision energies. Temperature dependent plasma recombination rate coefficients were derived from the measured DR rate coefficients in the temperature range of 103–108 K and compared with the presently calculated result as well as previous available data in the literature. The experimentally derived data agree well with the theoretical calculations for temperatures where Ni19+ ions form in collisionally ionized plasmas. At lower temperatures typical for photo-ionized plasmas, discrepancies are found beyond the experimental uncertainty, which can be attributed to the disagreement between the measurement and the calculation of the low-lying DR resonances. The present experimental result benchmarks the plasma DR rate coefficients, in particular for temperatures below 105 K where the ΔN = 0 DR resonances dominate.
Key words: atomic data / atomic processes / plasmas
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