Resonance feature in Al[Formula Presented] photodetachment below the Al[Formula Presented] threshold

B. J. Davies, C. W. Ingram, D. J. Larson, Chien Nan Liu, Anthony F. Starace

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

7 Scopus citations


Photodetachment of Al[Formula Presented] near the threshold of the first excited state of neutral aluminum has been studied both experimentally and theoretically. A 19-keV mass-resolved Al[Formula Presented] beam was intersected by a frequency-doubled neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet pumped dye-laser beam, and the fast atoms created by detachment processes were detected. Measurements just below the threshold of the first excited state, Al[Formula Presented], find a large resonance peak in the detachment signal. An eigenchannel [Formula Presented]-matrix calculation generates a resonance structure that is qualitatively similar to the data and identifies the large resonance peak as resulting from a doubly excited negative-ion state having predominantly [Formula Presented] character. Density plots of the resonance state are presented to demonstrate its structure. Near the Al[Formula Presented] threshold, theory agrees also with recent relative measurements of D. Calabrese et al. [Phys. Rev. A 54, 2797 (1996)].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)378-385
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


Dive into the research topics of 'Resonance feature in Al[Formula Presented] photodetachment below the Al[Formula Presented] threshold'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this