Dresden 2011 – wissenschaftliches Programm
A 26.59: Poster
Donnerstag, 17. März 2011, 16:00–18:30, P2
New even parity energy levels of Pr I found by excitation of transitions in the region 560 - 695 nm — Tanweer Iqbal Syed, Shamim Khan, Siddiqui Imran, Uddin Zaheer, and •Laurentius Windholz — Inst. f. Experimentalphysik, Techn. Univ. Graz, Petersgasse 16, A-8010 Graz
The knowledge of electronic levels is essentially needed for a description of the interactions between the electrons of an atom and for the classification of an atomic spectrum. We have studied the hyperfine structure of Praseodymium spectral lines in the region from 560 to 695 nm. The hyperfine structure of a large number of unclassified Pr I - lines have been investigated by using the method of laser induced fluorescence in a hollow cathode discharge. During this investigation, we have discovered twelve energy levels with even parity, which were previously unknown. The excitation source was a ring dye laser operated with R6G, Kiton red, or DCM. J-quantum numbers and magnetic dipole interaction constants A for upper and lower levels have been determined from the recorded hyperfine structures. The energies of new levels have been determined by using these constants, excitation and fluorescence wavelengths. Promising excitation wavelengths have been taken from Fourier transform spectra. The new levels were confirmed by at least one second laser excitation.