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Testing atomic structure theories with high-accuracy mass measurements on highly charged ions

Haffner, H and Hermanspahn, N and Indelicato, P and Kluge, HJ and Lindroth, E and Natarajan, V and Quint, W and Stahl, S and Verdu, J and Werth, G (2000) Testing atomic structure theories with high-accuracy mass measurements on highly charged ions. In: 1st Euroconference on Atomic Physics at Accelerators (APAC 99), SEP 19-24, 1999, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany, pp. 271-276.

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Abstract

The mass of a highly charged ion is the sum of the mass of the nucleus, the mass of the electrons and the electronic binding energies. High-accuracy mass measurements on highly charged ions in a sequence of different charge states yield informations on atomic binding energies, i.e., the ionisation potentials. In our contribution we discuss the possibility of determining atomic binding energies of highly charged ions to better than 20 eV via cyclotron frequency measurements in a Penning trap. At this level of accuracy different contributions to the binding energies, like relativistic corrections, Breit corrections and QED corrections, can be measured.

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Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2009 08:29
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:01
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/18286

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