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Measuring the difference in nuclear charge radius of Xe isotopes by EUV spectroscopy of highly charged Na-like ions



Roshani Silwal, A. Lapierre, John D. Gillaspy, Joan M. Dreiling, S A. Blundell, Dipti Goyal, A. Borovik, Jr., G Gwinner, A.C.C. Villari, Yuri Ralchenko, Endre Takacs


The difference in the mean-square nuclear charge radius of xenon isotopes was measured utilizing a method based on extreme ultraviolet spectroscopy of highly charged Na-like ions. The isotope shift of the Na-like D1 (3s 2S1/2 − 3p 2P1/2) transition between the 124Xe and 136Xe isotopes was experimentally determined using the electron-beam ion-trap facility at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The mass-shift and the field-shift coefficients were calculated with enhanced precision by the relativistic many- body perturbation theory and multiconfiguration Dirac-Hartree-Fock method. The mean-square nuclear charge radius difference was found to be δr2136,124 = 0.269(42) fm2. Our result has smaller uncertainty than previous experimental results and agrees with the literature values.charge radius difference was determined to be ä136, 124 = 0.269(0.042) fm2. Our result agrees with previous experimental results and shows agreement with a recommended value obtained from a detailed compilation and evaluation of experimental nuclear charge radii [I. Angeli and K. P. Marinova, At. Data and Nucl. Data Tables 99, 69-95 (2013)].
Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics)


EUV spectroscopy, Na-like ions, highly charged ions, EBIT, nuclear radius Category, atomic physics, atomic spectroscopy


Silwal, R. , Lapierre, A. , Gillaspy, J. , Dreiling, J. , Blundell, S. , Goyal, D. and Borovik, A. (2018), Measuring the difference in nuclear charge radius of Xe isotopes by EUV spectroscopy of highly charged Na-like ions, Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics), [online], (Accessed April 17, 2024)
Created November 4, 2018, Updated October 12, 2021