US Department of Energy


Date of this Version



Physical Review A 74, 012703 (2006); DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.74.012703


Absolute photoionization cross sections for Kr5+ were measured in the photon energy range 74–175 eV using synchrotron radiation. For comparison, a detailed energy scan of the electron-impact ionization cross section was made in the same energy range and normalized to previously published absolute measurements. The Flexible Atomic Code and Cowan atomic structure code were used to calculate energy levels, excitation energies, and oscillator strengths for 3dnp, 3dnf, and 4snp autoionizing transitions from the ground and metastable states. Within the experimental uncertainty, oscillator strengths determined from the photoionization measurements are in agreement with both calculations. Excitation-autoionization and resonant excitation-double-autoionization features are evident in the electron-impact ionization cross section.