Electron - Ion Recombination Data for Plasma Applications: Results from Electron Beam Ion Trap and Ion Storage Ring
2012 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
This thesis contains results of electron-ion recombination processes in atomic ions relevant for plasma applications. The measurements were performed at the Stockholm Refrigerated Electron Beam Ion Trap (R-EBIT) and at the CRYRING heavy-ion storage ring. Dielectronic recombination (DR) cross sections, resonant strengths, rate coefficients and energy peak positions in H-like and He-like S are obtained for the first time from the EBIT measurements. Furthermore, the experimentally obtained DR resonant strengths are used to check the behaviour of a scaling formula for low Z, H-and He-like iso-electronic sequences and to update the fitting parameters. KLL DR peak positions for initially He- to B-like Ar ions are obtained experimentally from the EBIT measurements. Both the results from highly charged sulfur and argon are compared with the calculations performed with a distorted wave approximation.
Absolute recombination rate coefficients of B-like C, B-like Ne and Be-like F ions are obtained for the first time with high energy resolution from storage ring measurements. The experimental results are compared with the intermediate coupling AUTOSTRUCTURE calculations. Plasma rate coefficients of each of these ions are obtained by convoluting the energy dependent recombination spectra with a Maxwell-Boltzmann energy distribution in the temperature range of 103-106 K. The resulting plasma rate coefficients are presented and compared with the calculated data available in literature.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Department of Physics, Stockholm University , 2012. , 64 p.
Highly charged ions, Atomic processes, Atomic data, Electron-ion recombination, Plasmas
Physical Sciences Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
Research subject Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-75311ISBN: 978-91-7447-497-8OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-75311DiVA: diva2:515728
2012-05-14, sal FA31, AlbaNova universitetscentrum, Roslagstullsbacken 21, Stockholm, 10:00 (English)
Crespo López-Urrutia, José R., Associate Professor
Schuch, Reinhold, Professor
At the time of the doctoral defense, the following papers were unpublished and had a status as follows: Paper 4: Accepted. Paper 5: Accepted. Paper 6: Manuscript. Paper 7: Manuscript.2012-04-222012-04-142013-08-20Bibliographically approved
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