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X-rays from electron bombardment of heliumlike argon

Research paper by R. Ali, C. P. Bhalla, C. L. Cocke, M. Schulz, M. Stöckli

Indexed on: 01 Mar '91Published on: 01 Mar '91Published in: Zeitschrift für Physik D Atoms, Molecules and Clusters



Abstract

We have observed x rays from the electron bombardment of heliumlike argon in the KSU EBIS ion source. The yield of x rays versus electron energy displays strong dielectronic recombination resonances and excitation thresholds. By normalizing to a single resonance strength, cross sections for dielectronic recombination and for 1s excitation are obtained from the data for different radiative decay channels. The results are in good agreement with theory.