Fine-structure energy levels, oscillator strengths and lifetimes in Mg-like chromium*
Department of Physics, S. D. (Postgraduate) College, (Affiliated to Choudhary Charan Singh University) Muzaffarnagar (U.P.), 200005 Meerut, India
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Revised: 4 June 2007
Published online: 29 June 2007
Excitation energies from ground state for 86 fine-structure levels as well as oscillator strengths and radiative decay rates for all fine-structure transitions among the levels of the terms (1s22s22p6)3s2(1S), 3s3p(1,3Po), 3s3d(1,3D), 3s4s(1,3S), 3s4p(1,3Po), 3s4d(1,3D), 3s4f(1,3Fo), 3p2(1S, 3P, 1D), 3p3d(1,3Po, 1,3Do, 1,3Fo), 3p4s(1,3Po), 3p4p(1,3S, 1,3P, 1,3D), 3p4d(1,3Po, 1,3Do, 1,3Fo), 3p4f(1,3D, 1,3F, 1,3G) and 3d2(1S, 3P, 1D, 3F,1G) of Cr XIII are calculated using extensive configuration-interaction (CI) wave functions obtained with the CIV3 computer code of Hibbert. The important relativistic effects in intermediate coupling are included through the Breit-Pauli approximation via spin-orbit, spin-other-orbit, spin-spin, Darwin and mass correction terms. Small adjustments to the diagonal elements of the Hamiltonian matrices have been made. The mixing among several fine-structure levels is found to be very strong. Our excitation energies, including their ordering, are in excellent agreement (better than 0.5%) with the available experimental results. From our transition probabilities, we have also calculated radiative lifetimes of some fine-structure levels. Our calculated lifetime for the longer-lived level 3s3p(3P1) is found to be in excellent agreement with the experimental result of Curtis compared to other theoretical calculations.
PACS: 32.10.Fn – Fine and hyperfine structure / 32.70.Cs – Oscillator strengths, lifetimes, transition moments / 95.30.Ky – Atomic and molecular data, spectra, and spectral parameters (opacities, rotation constants, line identification, oscillator strengths, gf values, transition probabilities, etc.)
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