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Title: Photoionization of the 3 s 2 3 p 4 3 P and the 3 s 2 3 p 4 1 D , 1 S states of sulfur: Experiment and theory

Abstract

Photoionization of neutral atomic sulfur in the ground and metastable states was studied experimentally at a photon energy resolution of 44 meV FWHM. Relative cross section measurements were recorded by using tunable vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) radiation in the energy range 9-30 eV obtained from a laser-produced plasma and the atomic species were generated by photolysis of molecular precursors. Photoionization of this atom is characterized by multiple Rydberg series of autoionizing resonances superimposed on a direct photoionization continuum. A wealth of resonance features observed in the experimental spectra are spectroscopically assigned and their energies and quantum defects tabulated. The cross-section measurements are compared with state-of-the-art theoretical cross-section calculations obtained from the Dirac Coulomb $R$-matrix method. The resonances series in the spectra are identified and compared indicating similar features in both the theoretical and experimental spectra.

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  1. Freie Univ., Berlin (Germany). Physikalische Chemie
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Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF); Univ. of California, Oakland, CA (United States); UT-Battelle LLC/ORNL, Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1565356
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1181486
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231; AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 91; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1050-2947
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; Optics; Physics

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Barthel, Mathias, Flesch, Roman, Rühl, Eckart, and McLaughlin, Brendan M. Photoionization of the 3s23p43P and the 3s23p41D,1S states of sulfur: Experiment and theory. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. https://doi.org/10.1103/physreva.91.013406.
Barthel, Mathias, Flesch, Roman, Rühl, Eckart, & McLaughlin, Brendan M. Photoionization of the 3s23p43P and the 3s23p41D,1S states of sulfur: Experiment and theory. United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/physreva.91.013406
Barthel, Mathias, Flesch, Roman, Rühl, Eckart, and McLaughlin, Brendan M. Tue . "Photoionization of the 3s23p43P and the 3s23p41D,1S states of sulfur: Experiment and theory". United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/physreva.91.013406. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1565356.
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title = {Photoionization of the 3s23p43P and the 3s23p41D,1S states of sulfur: Experiment and theory},
author = {Barthel, Mathias and Flesch, Roman and Rühl, Eckart and McLaughlin, Brendan M.},
abstractNote = {Photoionization of neutral atomic sulfur in the ground and metastable states was studied experimentally at a photon energy resolution of 44 meV FWHM. Relative cross section measurements were recorded by using tunable vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) radiation in the energy range 9-30 eV obtained from a laser-produced plasma and the atomic species were generated by photolysis of molecular precursors. Photoionization of this atom is characterized by multiple Rydberg series of autoionizing resonances superimposed on a direct photoionization continuum. A wealth of resonance features observed in the experimental spectra are spectroscopically assigned and their energies and quantum defects tabulated. The cross-section measurements are compared with state-of-the-art theoretical cross-section calculations obtained from the Dirac Coulomb $R$-matrix method. The resonances series in the spectra are identified and compared indicating similar features in both the theoretical and experimental spectra.},
doi = {10.1103/physreva.91.013406},
journal = {Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics},
number = 1,
volume = 91,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {1}
}

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